During the process of wood drying and reconstruction of old wooden buildings the core temperature can be controlled via a fiber optic temperature sensor which is located in the wooden beam. The thermal drying of wood components in the installed state between 80 and 95 ° C is sufficient to combat dry rot infestation effectively and to avoid damage.
The outer jacket of the fiber optic temperature sensors is made out of teflon, at the sensor tip a GaAs- crystal (gallium arsenide) is attached. The probe sensor is completely non-conductive. Optocon’s fiber optic sensors offer complete immunity to RF and microwave radiation with high temperature operating capability, intrinsic safety, and non-invasive use. The probes are also designed to withstand harsh and corrosive environments.