CA306 piezoelectric accelerometer

Designed for the long-term measurement of vibration in extreme environments, such as aero-derivative and industrial gas turbines

  • Operating temperature: −55 to 500 °C
  • Frequency response: 5 to 3000 Hz
  • Available as a sensor only (no integral cable) or with an integral mineral insulated (MI) cable with a flexible stainless steel overbraid
  • Certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
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Description

The CA306 piezoelectric accelerometer is a vibration sensor with a piezoelectric sensing element that provides a charge output. Accordingly, an external charge amplifier (IPC707 signal conditioner), is required to convert this charge-based signal into a current or a voltage signal.

The CA306 is designed and built for long-term use in extreme environments characterised by high temperatures and/or hazardous areas (potentially explosive atmospheres).

Features

  • Sensitivity: 50 pC/g
  • Measurement range: up to 100 g
  • Operating temperature: −55 to 500 °C
  • Frequency response: 5 to 3000 Hz
  • Available as a sensor only (no integral cable) or with an integral mineral insulated (MI) cable with a flexible stainless steel overbraid
  • Certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

Additional information

Output type

Charge (2-wire)

Sensitivity

50 pC/g | 5.1 pC / m/s2

Operating temperature range

−67 to 932 °F | −55 to 500 °C

Frequency response

Up to 3000 Hz

Sensitivity tolerance

±5%

Dynamic measurement range

0.01 to 100 g | 0.0981 to 981 m/s2

Linearity

±1%

Transverse sensitivity

<5%

Resonant frequency

>15 kHz

Base strain sensitivity

≤1E−4 g/µε

Hazardous area certifications

Ex ia, Ex nA

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