The Vapor Quality Sensors have a new innovative technology which makes it possible to measure the mix between gas and liquid in a refrigerant from 0% gas to 100 % gas - a measurement no other sensor can provide. It consists of a tube, with metal inserts, where the mix of two phases pass through. The sensor measures the dielectric constant of the fluid, and as two different phases (liquid/gas) has different dielectric constant, the mix between the two, can be calculated. The output of the sensor is the “X” value which has a linear relation to the Volume % of liquid in the gas
The sensor offers very precise measurements and provides instant read-outs of the gas quality, making it useable in most evaporators (plate, pipe, and air evaporators).
The sensor’s microprocessor also functions as a controller, enabling the direct control of a modulating motor valve, thereby bypassing the external controller or the PLC. The controller can be set up with all the parameters that are necessary for regulating a modulating motor valve or a stepper motor valve. The sensor is available with a cable for direct supply to and control of the motor valve, or as a sensor where the signal is sent to the external controller/PLC.
All vapor quality sensors are suitable for controlling both DX, semi flooded and flooded operation.
The sensor is suited for smaller systems and is made in stainless steel. It accepts flow in both directions and is suited for all common refrigerants. For HFC/HFO’s you need to pick an over sized sensor to keep down pressure loss. The sensor comes with reductions to compensate for a restricted flow area as standard. The sensor is made in stainless steel and can be butt welded (TIG) or brazed into the system. The sensor element can be removed and cleaned if necessary. The sensor is available from ¼” to 1” pipe size.