Compost Temperature Sensor Design

Commercial composting demands good compost temperature monitoring. Elevated temperatures are required for throughput management and legal compliance. A compost temperature sensor is often used to measure the temperature of the composting process.

Compost temperature sensor handle

Compost Process

In the composting process temperatures of around 65 deg C are needed to optimise micro organism activity, accelerate organic matter breakdown, destroy pathogens and eliminate weed seeds. Low temperatures will allow anaerobic rotting to occur.

Throughput, process control and material handling are improved by using in vessel composting systems. Compost temperature sensors are positioned at strategic points throughout the process.

Design Features of Compost Temperature Sensors

The sensors themselves have unique design features for this application. The temperature sensors get a rough tough life. Nothing seems to be delicate when making compost so probes must be very robust.

  • Type K Thermocouples for toughness.
  • 316SS heavy wall outer sheath.
  • Pointed tip for easy insertion through the mix.
  • Length about 1.5M.
  • Conversion to 4 /20mA digital signal because of distances involved.
  • Design can be easily stripped down and refurbished after a few use cycles.
  • Weatherproof.
  • Calibrate at 60 or 65 deg C.

Our experts are specialists in designing and manufacturing compost temperature sensors for specific applications including vessel composting systems. To offer customers the best possible service, our business is focused only on Temperature Sensors. We welcome any enquiries for a temperature probes for composting.

If you want to order a compost temperature sensor or you are unsure exactly what you need, get in touch and we can help you.

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