single-axis accelerometer / piezoelectric / high-temperature
Number of axes:
49,050 m/s² (160,925 ft/s²)
The Dytran model 3316C is an accelerometer that handles extremely high temperatures. Designed on the piezoelectric charge principle, this accelerometer can provide dependable service at up to +900°F (+482°C). The sensor is built around a specially manufactured single crystal charge mode, enclosed hermetically in a miniature Inconel™ housing. It operates on the latest planar shear technology.
It can tolerate high temperatures because of the patented Dytran specifications that make use of a 'silver window' located on the top of the Inconel housing. This is vital since it allows oxygen to come into contact with the crystal while not compromising the hermetic insulation of the unit. Compact but robust, the 3316C is just 6g and 0.36" (9.1mm) high, which means it can fit into any location, however space-restricted, where other accelerometers would not be able to gain access. Its high sensitivity is another attraction at between 1 and 2pC/g, with a top frequency response of 10,000Hz.