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FEP coated thermowells

FEP coated thermowells

Here at Adtech, we use a variety of technologies and materials to encapsulate temperature sensors.

In industries where temperature measurement is necessary, such as the food & drink and automotive sectors, the majority of consideration is given to the type of temperature sensor that will be used and not how to protect it. This is where our FEP coated thermowells can help.

What is a thermowell?

A thermowell is a component which is designed to surround a temperature sensor, working to protect it from any harsh process conditions, such as chemicals and high temperatures. A thermowell is permanently mounted into a piece of pipe and the temperature sensor is inserted inside when necessary. Though an often forgotten about accessory when it comes to temperature management, if you emit to using a thermowell it is very likely that the sensor will become damaged and have a lesser life span as a result.

Benefits of FEP coated thermowells:

There are a number of materials that can be used to make a thermowell, but in order to guarantee the best protection, a number of questions must be considered to help you decide.

  • Will the thermowell be able to withstand the very high/low temperatures?
  • Will the thermowell deteriorate during the process?
  • Will the thermowell be strong enough to resist high impact forces?
  • Will the thermowell respond to changes in temperature at a satisfactory speed?

Here at Adtech, our FEP is the ideal material for  encapsulating a thermowell, harbouring a number of beneficial properties, such as:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Weather resistance
  • High impact strength
  • Non-stick coating
  • Thermal functionality
  • Useful in all environments
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Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Seventh and Final  Entry

Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Seventh and Final Entry

As part of our double bake off day, Alice Birch from our accounts team who's the reigning Adtech Bake Off Champion, has tempted us with lemon and raspberry cheese cakes, which are from a Slimming World Recipe!  She's thinking of our waist lines.............

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Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Sixth Entry

Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Sixth Entry

We've had a few weeks bake free due to team member holidays, but we're now back into the swing of the Adtech Bake Off and to catch up it's been a double bake off day!!

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Testimonial - PFA Tube - Steam Locomotive

Testimonial - PFA Tube - Steam Locomotive

Thank you for all your help with my problem with my flexible pipe work with

which you assisted me greatly.

I actually steamed my locomotive successfully yesterday using your 5mm ID x 

6mm OD flexible PFA tubing. Very successful as I say but I will possibly

need to replace it at some future date. I do not want to be constant source

of nuisance so I will see how it behaves this year. If I require one more

sample length I will be in touch.

If ever I am in your area I will certainly call in to see you. You have been

singularly helpful.

Many thanks once again. 

Chris.

October 2018

Caroline Mills completes Stroud Half Marathon

Caroline Mills completes Stroud Half Marathon

Just one half marathon in a four week stretch is not enough for Caroline!  She has also taken part in our local half marathon in and around Stroud, Gloucestershire.  For those of you who aren't familar with the area it's extremely hilly.  

Yet again she beat a PB!

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Caroline Mills completes Cheltenham Half Marathon

Caroline Mills completes Cheltenham Half Marathon

Congratulations to Caroline for completing the Cheltenham Half Marathon this year and beating her PB!

Caroline took up running in 2011 and her first half marathon challenge was in 2013 when she ran the Stroud Half.

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Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Fifth Entry

Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Fifth Entry

Yeah! It's bake off day again, we've had two days of cake sampling this week. Today was the turn of Caroline Mills who's part of our client relations team.

We were spoilt with flapjacks topped with chocolate and crunchy honeycomb, which were quirkily presented in cheerful paper bags.  Top marks for that idea.

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Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Fourth Entry

Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Fourth Entry

It's been a double bake off day today, the next round of cakes to try were made by Megan Snowdon from our R&D team.  Meg's entry are lemon sponges and she even glazed her own lemons! 

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Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Third Entry

Adtech Bake Off 2018 - Third Entry

Yum!!  Our third contestant this week is Megan Turner from our client relation team.  Her offering was a chocolate and peanut butter creation, what's not to like!!

Plenty more bakes left for us to try.

Large capacity gas sample bags required for a large scale VOC testing project.

Large capacity gas sample bags required for a large scale VOC testing project.

We have recently supplied Tedlar® bags for VOC testing of in-cabin automotive components.  These needed to be tested for volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and carbonyl traces at elevated temperatures.

The customers wish list was:

  • A large capacity gas sample bag suitable for VOC testing.
  • The gas sample bag needed to be open on three sides, so the components to be tested could easily be inserted.
  • The customer needed the ability to seal the gas sample bag once the components were inside.
  • The gas sample bag needed to large enough and robust enough for re-use.
  • The gas sample bag needed to be suitable for temperature cycling.

Solution

The design of the bag, material choice, orientation of the PTFE connectors and the closure mechanism was decided between Adtech and the customer, to ensure the sample bag was easy to handle and that only minimal stress was applied to the bag around the connectors, as the sample was to be taken.

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