The fiber-optic oxygen sensors from PyroScience feature no oxygen consumption, no stirring sensitivity, an extremely long shelf time, resistance to corrosive environments (e.g. seawater) and are suitable for multiple applications in gas, water and aqueous samples.
This fiber-optic microsensor consist of an optical fiber (230 µm) with a sensor tip diameter of approximately 50-70 µm. Microsensors are perfectly suited for measurements in small samples and for profile measurements (e.g. in sediments, soils, plant tissue, biofilm) with high spatial resolution (microprofiling).
- Photosynthesis with option -OI (seawater/salt-containing medium)
- Microprofiling in biofilms (phototrophic, freshwater)
- Measurements in illuminated or phototrophic/fluorescing samples
Standard range. This sensor is specified for an optimum measuring range of 0 to 500 hPa oxygen (0 -250% air saturation). However, without specifications, it is possible to measure in up to 1 bar pure oxygen/100% oxygen saturation/100% oxygen. For detailed specifications, see the respective pdf file in the Downloads tab.
Fixed fiber. The fragile sensor tip protrudes ca. 6mm from a straight-cut needle. They can be applied in liquids and in gases. The complete inner space of the syringe needle is carefully filled with glue, minimizing any gas reservoir which might slow down the response time of the sensor.
Optical isolation. For applications at high ambient light (e.g. direct sunlight, illuminated samples) and in fluorescing / light-sensitive samples, an additional optical isolation (-OI) protection layer is added to the sensor surface to reduce enhanced sensor aging and to avoid interference with the oxygen measurements
ST-connector. This connector is our standard sensor connector for PC-operated and handheld FireSting devices.
Easy calibration. A simple ambient air calibration can be performed with a few clicks (<1 minute for equilibrated setup). For precise oxygen measurements close to 0% we also offer easy-to-use calibration capsules (OXCAL). Simply dissolve the content of one calibration capsule in 100 ml distilled water, wait 10-15 minutes, perform the 0% calibration and start measurements with a calibrated sensor. For detailed calibration recommendations refer to the manual in the downloads tab.
Applications. To get an overview of potential applications and to see our sensors in action, please visit our Applications site!
Sensor Versions. There are further versions available of this sensor type. Please use the filter function or the inquiry form to find the suited sensor version for your application.
Every PyroScience oxygen meter with ST-connector is compatible with this sensor. Use this link to get a list of all compatible meters. Select additional requirements to find the optimal meter for you and your application!