Application Notes
Case Studies • Difficult Conditions • Specialized Sensors

Application Notes

Application Notes, or AppNotes, are a collection of mini-case-studies curated over the years. These application notes show the diversity of application challenges Burns has encountered, and the solutions developed. 

Maybe you have an application that requires a novel approach, or you just aren’t sure what the best solution may be. If so, contact our engineering Team today for a free no-obligation review.

SNI Non-Intrusive Sensor

See a solution for a cheese maker measuring high pressure dense material in a tube

Hand-Held Probe for Cocoa Beans

This 5 foot long hand-held probe features a replaceable tip for abrasive cocoa beans

SFM Flush Mount Sensor for Mixing Vessel

A peanut butter manufacturer needs a solution for measuring temperature in a mixing vessel

Series D Averaging Sensor for Conveyor Oven

15 ft. long sensor measures temperature at multiple points in a conveyor oven

300L and Thermowell Improves Brewing Process

In brewing beer temperature accuracy is key to making the best beer 

Handheld Averaging Sensor in Mash Tank for Brewer 

Beer brewer finds a solution to mash tank temperature measurement

Ultrasonic Bath Temperature 

Series 300 Heavy-Duty temperature measurement solution for an ultrasonic bath

Quick Disconnect 

Quick disconnect saves pharma manufacturer time and money

Critical Air Temperature Sensor and Transmitter

Upgraded air temperature sensor improves HVAC performance in pharma facility

SWE Sanitary Thermowell for Small Diameter Lines

SWE thermowells allow temperature measurement in small diameter tubes with minimal disruption

S55 Sensor with Integral Thermowell

The addition of a thermowell to pharma process makes sensor maintenance easier and cleaner

SAL Autoclave Temperature Probe

A moisture-proof handheld sensor designed for the rigors of autoclave environment

Temperature Sensors for Very Small Lines

See how the SWE and SNI options offer solutions for tubing under 1/2 inch

Series 300 Solution for Sanitary High-Vibration Applications

Heavy-duty Series 300 sensor is the go-to solution for this high-vibration environment 

Tripple Element Sensor 

Burns offers a 1/4″ triple element sensor for applications where multiple readings are required at a single point

SNR Small Line Temp Measurement

Removable spring-loaded sensor for measuring the temperature of small diameter tubing

The Importance of Certifications

Certifications are nearly as important as the sensors themselves. Burns has developed a system for providing the correct certifications

SAH and SAX Dual Probe Autoclave Sensor

Dual port for autoclave and dual sensors for measuring temps in multiple locations

Temperature Probes for thermowells with limited access

Series E sensors that feature segmented or flexible sheaths allow installation into thermowells in tight areas

Multi-Point Temperature Sensor

Measuring temperature at multiple depths in a tank with one temperature probe

Multi-Point Temperature Sensor to Measure Depth 

See how this chemical company measures product depth using   multi-point temperature sensor


Corrosion Protection Options in Temperature Sensor Design.


Two, Three & Four Wire Circuits for RTDs


How to Identify a Temperature Sensor


Temperature plays an important role in Beer brewing – A case study.


What kind of sensor do I have? Identification of RTD and thermocouple temperature sensors.


Variable immersion PRT for greater measurement flexibility


Surface mount PRT suitable for outdoor use.


Bayonet twist-lock makes regularly scheduled calibrations more efficient.


Tip sensitive probe for improved accuracy in short immersion applications.


Autoclave probe with quick disconnect cable.

Loop powered indicator augments dial thermometer in ethanol plant.

Tantalum sleeved thermowell allows an RTD to improve temperature measurement accuracy in a steel pickling process.

Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) or Thermocouple

A look at the pros and cons of RTDs vs thermocouple temperature sensors

Electrical Interference

How electrical interference can cause unexpected problems with temperature measurement accuracy

Temperature Sensor Identification

How to identify your Burns temperature sensor by using the serial number and wire color

2, 3, and 4 Wire RTD Circuits

Three different wiring combinations and why they matter


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