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Sensor Finder User Guide

Updated: Jan 31


Each post includes multiple information about a sensor product:

  • Title includes manufacturer name

  • Categories designate product type and relevant applications

  • Tags specify measured parameter (gases/chemicals, PMs and environmental parameters)

  • Hashtags (#) provide complimentary information including sensing technologies, certificates and standards

All these informations are searchable via our search bar.

 

Here is the key for Tags:


Part II

measured parameter (gas/chemical)

representative tag

Butane

C4H10

Nitrous Oxide

N2O

n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone

NMP

Radon gas (Rn)

Radon

Ethane

C2H6

Propyne

C3H4

Propene

C3H6

Methyl Nitrite​

CH3ONO

Vinyl chloride, VCM

C2H3Cl

Siloxanes

siloxanes

Water

H2O

Black Carbon

BC

Methyl Mercaptan, Methanethiol

CH4S, CH3SH

Part I

measured parameter (gas/chemical)

representative tag

Arsine

AsH3

Formaldehyde (CH2O)

HCHO

Acetylene

C2H2

Ethylene, Ethene

C2H4

Ethylene Oxide (C2H4O)

ETO

Organic Acids (RCOOH generic)

RCOOH

Alcohols (R3COH generic), Ethanol (C2H5OH), Methanol (C3OH)

R3COH, EtOH, MeOH

Carbon Monoxide

CO

Carbon Disulfide

CS2

Chlorine

Cl2

Bromine

Br2

Chlorine Dioxide

ClO2

Hydrogen

H2

Hydrogen Peroxide

H2O2

Hydrogen Sulfide

H2S

Hydrogen Chloride

HCl

Hydrogen Fluoride

HF

Hydrogen Cyanide

HCN

Ammonia

NH3

Nitric Oxide

NO

Nitrogen Dioxide

NO2

Oxygen

O2

Ozone

O3

Phosphine

PH3

Silane

SiH4

Sulfur Dioxide

SO2

Volatile Organic Compounds

VOC

Methane, Natural Gas, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

CH4

Refrigerants, incl. A2L, CF4, R-32, R-454b blends, R-1234yf, (A1) R290 and R600

refrigerant

Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Total Aromatic Compounds, Benzene-Toluene-Ethyl benzene- Xylene, Benzene (C6H6)

AHC, TAC, BTEX, benzene

Diborane

B2H6

Propane

C3H8

Fluoride

F2

Helium

He

Combustibles/flammables

LEL

Liquified Petroleum Gas

LPG

(Non-methnae) Hydrocarbons

NMHC, HC, THC

Nitrogen trifluoride

NF3

Mercury

Hg

Hydrogen Selenide

SeH2

Sulfur Hexafluoride

SF6

Hexafluorosilicic acid

SiF6

Silicon tetrafluoride

SiF4

Tungsten hexafluoride

WF6

Total (Reduced) Sulfur

TS, TRS

Nitrogen Oxides

NOx, NOy

Volatile Sulfur Compounds

VSC

Trimethylamine (C3H9N)

TMA

measured parameter (physical)

representative tag

Pressure

P

Temperature

T

Relative Humidity

RH

Precipitation

precipitation

Particulate Matter (diameter < 10 um)

PM10

Particulate Matter (diameter < 5 um)

PM5

Particulate Matter (diameter < 4 um)

PM4

Particulate Matter (diameter < 2.5 um)

PM2.5

Particulate Matter (diameter < 1 um)

PM1

Ultra-fine particles (diameter < 100 nm)

UFP

Diesel Particulate Matter

DPM

Acoustic Noise

noise

Solar Radiation

solar radiation

Wind Speed

wind speed

Wind Direction

wind direction

Light

light

Here is the key for Hashtags:


Gas Sensing Technologies

#echem electrochemical (including technologies referred to as fuel cell, #amperometric, #potentiometric, #galvanic)

#MOx metal oxide semiconductor (aka, MOS) including ceramic solid-state and silicon MEMS

#NDIR a sensing technology based on non-dispersive near infrared light spectroscopy

#fluorescence a sensing technology using ultraviolet fluorescence detection

#UV photometric sensing technology

#chemiluminescence a sensing technology based on detecting emitted light resulted from a chemical reaction

#MPS "Molecular Property Spectrometer"

#catalytic #pellistor LEL combustible/flammable gas sensors

#PID photoionization detector

#GC gas chromatography

#FID flame ionization detector

#paramagnetic sensing technology for measuring oxygen (O2)

#AlphaSpectroscopy Radon detection technology via passive diffusion chamber sampling

#zirconia solid-state electrochemical oxygen sensing technology in which a difference of oxygen concentration across a solid electrolyte (zirconium dioxide) causes a flow of electric current


PM Sensing Technologies

#OPC optical particle counter

#nephelometer an optical particle sensing technology

#BetaAttenuation aka Beta Attenuation Monitoring (BAM) measures PM concentration by absorption of beta radiation by solid particles extracted from air flow on a filter

#TEOM Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalances for measuring PM

#FDMS Filter Dynamics Measurement System (FDMS) measures the amount of volatile and non-volatile components of ambient particulate matter as a mass concentration (must be used with TEOM)

#XRayFluorescence an analytical method using interaction of X-rays with a material to determine its elemental composition (eg, of PMs, powders), aka XRF and XRF spectroscopy


Environmental Sensing Technologies (meteorology)

#JunctionDiode or #RTD (Resistance Temperature Detection - often using platinum) are temperature sensing technologies (solid state)

#capacitive an RH sensing technology (solid state)

#PiezoResistive a pressure sensing technology (solid state)

#anemometer a device for measuring wind speed and direction (including sonic anemometers that use ultrasonic sound waves)




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