Morgan Advanced Materials develops new alumina sensor to withstand extreme temperatures

Morgan Advanced Materials, a world leader in sensor and measurement technology, has produced a new type of alumina sensor specially designed for high pressure and high temperature water and sub-metering. 

The sensor has been specifically developed to withstand extreme temperatures, making it ideally suited to both heat metering and high temperature fluid metering. Manufactured using Morgan’s specially-formulated proprietary alumina, the sensor solves many of the problems associated with high temperature environments, with a focus on reducing thermal drift and zero flow offset over a large temperature range.

Morgan’s new sensor significantly minimises the flow offset because the material has been manufactured to control the thermal properties of both the internal and external structure. This enables the minimum flow rate range to be kept as small as possible, enhancing the overall accuracy of the reading.

Morgan’s sensor design has been tested up to 100 bar pressure and 150oC which surpasses the current market requirements for heat metering.  This is a direct benefit of using alumina in the sensor design, a material which has minimal expansion properties, and is renowned for its strength and durability.

Due to its thermal stability, the sensor is also excellent for metering of potable water or other fluids. The inert nature of alumina makes a component that is suitable in food and pharmaceutical environments, as well as providing a long operational lifetime.

Morgan also has its own ceramic pressing and injection moulding capabilities, enabling complete vertical integration from start to finish of the housing and Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) elements of the sensor. These in house capabilities allow Morgan to provide a full design and development package.

Charlie Dowling of Morgan Advanced Materials commented: “Our new range of high temperature sensors has undergone extensive research and development to ensure that it is our strongest and most effective sensor for use in extreme temperature enviornments. Available as part of a standard range, or bespoke to order, it promises to reduce environmental factors during metering.”

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About Morgan Advanced Materials

Morgan Advanced Materials is a global materials engineering company which designs and manufactures a wide range of high specification products with extraordinary properties, across multiple sectors and geographies.

From an extensive range of advanced materials we produce components, assemblies and systems that deliver significantly enhanced performance for our customers’ products and processes. Our engineered solutions are produced to very high tolerances and many are designed for use in extreme environments.

The Company thrives on breakthrough innovation. Our materials scientists and applications engineers work in close collaboration with customers to create outstanding, highly differentiated products that perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer.

Morgan Advanced Materials has a global presence with over 10,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, petrochemical and industrial sectors. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

For further information, please contact:

John Edden/ Jonathan Desmond, Wyatt International  /

Tel +44 121 454 8181

Francesca Minett, Morgan Advanced Materials

Tel +44 (0)1299 827000



Published Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

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