Radiation-Hardened Vibration Sensors
Meggitt (Germantown, MD) has developed new radiation-hardened vibration sensors and cable assemblies to meet specific requirements for the reliability of monitoring equipment in nuclear environments. Wilcoxon accelerometers are designed to perform continuously in harsh environments without degradation. Mechanical components used in Wilcoxon 793R series sensors were subjected to gamma radiation exposure in excess of 2 x 107 RADs without degraded sensor performance. Wilcoxon radiation-hardened sensors can tolerate a cumulative radiation exposure of 1 x 107 RADs, still meeting original manufacturing specifications, and are operable up to 248 degrees F, says the company. Model 797R is a side exit, low profile IsoRing accelerometer with tight sensitivity tolerance of 100 mV/g, ±5 percent
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