In our company we have and tunnel autoclave with 10 probes. Seven of them have a fix position along the camber and the other three are “mobile” provided with a long wire so they can be inserted in a bottle in the middle of the load (coldest penetration spot)
The load, bottles filled with liquid, is inserted up to three “trolleys” through a door and discharged at the end of the cycle through a different door. This means the “mobile” probes get broken very often.
To reduce cost the Engineering department has decided to get rid of the mobile probes or to substitute them to a fix position.
My question is how could we proceed to simulate the “coldest penetration spot” and how to choose the right location. I was thinking on using bottles with a different liquid with higher specific heat
Any idea will be appreciated.
PD: substituting “mobile” wired probes by wireless probes is out of discussion due the costs and fragility of those probes.