Advantages and disadvantages of resistance temperature detector (RTD)

There are some advantages of resistance temperature detector (RTD) which are given below.

  • The accuracy of RTD is good.
  • Temperature compensation is not necessary.
  • The RTD available in wide range.
  • The stability maintained over long period of time.
  • It can be used to measure differential temperature.
  • It is suitable for remote indication.
  • It can be easily installed and replaced.

There are some disadvantages of resistance temperature detector (RTD) which are given below.

  • The cost of RTD is high.
  • It has large bulb size.
  • Low sensitivity occurs in RTD.
  • Affected by shock and vibration.
  • Possibility of self heating.
  • Bridge circuit is needed with power supply.
RTD Temperature Sensors

RTD Temperature Sensors

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