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Ammonia Monitoring System to be presented at “Sensor + Test 2022” trade fair in Nuremberg

Based on a series-proven ammonia sensor, EngineSens Motorsensor GmbH developed an NH3 monitoring system consisting of the sensor, a sensor control unit, the wiring harness and a transmitter. The NH3 sensor, proven in commercial vehicles, is a heated gas sensor with an Al2O3 substrate. A separate sensor control unit (SCU) controls the heating element. The ammonia content is transferred to the transmitter as a CAN bus message via a cable with a maximum length of 15 m (50 ft). This outputs the ammonia content as an analog signal 4...20 mA, which can be processed by any PLC control. This significantly simplifies the monitoring of SCR catalytic converters. These generally use a nitrogen oxide sensor with zirconium oxide ceramics and are cross-sensitive to ammonia in the 0…300 ppm range. It is impossible to differentiate between ammonia and nitrogen oxide at these concentrations. The user must find out by testing whether there is an overdose or underdose of AdBlue [TM]. With the "NH3 monitor" there is no doubt. A more precise dosing strategy is possible. The ammonia sensor is designed to last more than 5,000 hours and can be easily replaced. First pilot plants in Austria and California have successfully started operation. Target applications are exhaust gas cleaning using SCR from biogas plants, combined heat and power plants (CHP), GenSets, off-road and ship drives as well as the cleaning of industrial flue gases. The system is precise in the 0…100 ppm NH3 range, but can detect much higher concentrations. Available are versions with 12 V and 24 V DC power supplies. The transmitter is clipsed to a top-hat rail (DIN mounting rail).


NH3 Monitor

Part-No. No. 70582e
NH3 sensor, 24 V, heavy duty version 0-100 ppm NH3. Requires a Sensor Control Unit (SCU) for heater control and signal generation.

Part-No. No. 40103e
Welding sleeve with M 18x1.5 thread for screwing in NH3 and O2 sensors

Part-No. No. 40011e
Closing cap for closing the welding sleeve 40103 if no sensor is installed.

Part-No. No. 70583e
Sensor Control Unit (SCU). This controls the heating element of the NH3 sensor and outputs a digital CAN bus signal. Operating voltage 24V.

Part-No. No. 70595e
Connection cable for SCU ready-made with 5 m cable and 4-pin TE connectivity plug

Part-No. No. 70591e
NH3 transmitter. Converts the digital CAN bus signal of the SCU into a 4...20 mA signal, which can be read and processed analogously by any PLC. 24V DC power supply required. Mounting on DIN rail.


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