Adaptable to either Optical or Galvanic D.O. sensors, this unit is ideal for installations where only analogue signals are needed and low power operation is preferred. For applications requiring AC operation, relay outputs, automatic sensor cleaning, or digital communication, refer to ATI’s model Q46D brochure.
ATI’s optical element is designed to last a minimum of 2 years in normal operation but will more often provide a life of 3-5 years unless mechanical damage occurs. Optical sensors do not require flow across the sensing element so accurate measurements can be made more accurately in systems with low flows. Unlike some optical sensors, this sensor is not degraded by exposure to sunlight.
The Galvanic Dissolved Oxygen sensor uses a rugged 5 mil Teflon membrane to resist mechanical abrasions and tears. The membrane serves as a barrier to allow molecular oxygen to diffuse into the reaction cell where it is reduced, producing a small current which is proportional to oxygen concentration.