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DiTemp Harsh + Reading Unit



Reliable and high performance Raman OTDR interrogator for field applications.
Measures full temperature profile over fiber optic sensing cables.


The DiTemp Harsh+ Reading Unit is designed for distributed temperature measurements over distances of up to 30 km with 1 m spatial resolution and 10s measurement time. Featuring a built-in 4 channels multiplexer, it is designed for use as a stand-alone unit in harsh environments. It features low energy consumption and an extended operational temperature range. Depending on configuration and redundancy, the DiTemp system has been assessed as SIL 1 or SIL 2 compatible (Safety Integrity Level ).

The DiTemp Harsh+ is a unique tool for the measurement of distributed temperature over several kilometers in harsh environment (from desert to arctic). It is a powerful diagnostic instrument for the identification and localization of potential problems. It allows the monitoring of local temperature at thousands locations by mean of a single optical fiber and in just one measurement. Its inherent high stability and self-referenced principle of operation allow on-line or off-line long-term monitoring of large structures.

The measuring principle is based on the RAMAN effect and the Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) method. Laser pulses are coupled into the fibers where the photons interact with the molecules of the fiber material. Some photons are scattered backwards and they carry information on the thermal motion of the molecules they were scattered by. Consequently, the spectrum of the backscattered light carries information on temperature of the fibers. This effect can be used to measure temperature along the optical fiber.

The system is used in a wide range of applications that require distributed temperature sensing, such as temperature monitoring of concrete in massive structures, leakage detection of pipelines, seepage monitoring in dams and levees, waste disposal sites, smart buildings, just to name a few.

Technical features  
Distance range: Harsh+ XR 15 → 0 – 15 km

Harsh+ XR30 → 0 – 30 km

Spatial resolution: Harsh+ XR15 → 1 m

Harsh+ XR30 → 1 m

Sampling resolution: Harsh+ XR15 → 0.5 m

Harsh+ XR30 → 1 m

Measuring time: 10 seconds / 30 seconds / 60 seconds / 5 minutes / 30 minutes / 60 minutes (user-defined)
Temperature resolution*: Harsh+ XR15 → < 0.01°C (*) distance and measuring time dependant

Harsh+ XR30 → < 0.06°C (project specific performance estimations available upon request)

Number of channels: 4 ch in-built mux
Fiber typology: MMF 50/125 µm (ITU.T G.651)


Technical specifications  
Operating temperature: -5°C to +65°C
Storage temperature: -20°C to +80°C
Humidity: 5% to 95%
Power consumption: 10 W stand-by, 35 W operating
DC Power: 12V or 24V
Dimension (HxWxD): 130 x 305 x 365 mm
Weight: 8.2 kg
IP rating IP65
Communication : USB:


Network (IP):

Wireless (optional):

2 x USB3.0


10/100/1000 Base TX (RJ45)

Satellite and GSM modem, Radio Link

On-board storage: 2 x 128Gb SSD

Certification and compliance

Classified to BS EN 60825-1:2014 as a Class  1M laser product
Certified Cat.3 and suitable for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres in accordance with the Directive 2014/34/EU Standards: EN 60079-0:2012, EN 60079-28:2015 Directives 2014/30/EUEN 61326:-1:2013 Lab Equipment; EMC EN55022/2010 and National and EU Harmonised Standards FCC CFR47 Pt15 Class A; ICES-003; EN 61000-4-2:2009; EN 61000-4-3:2006; Accordance with 89/336 EEC EMC Directive Accordance with LVD 2014/35/EU Directives, Standards EN 60825-1; EN 61010-1
Ordering Info
  • 14.2013+ DiTemp Harsh+ Reading Unit
  • 14.2014 DiTemp ATTS
  • 20.2010 DiView Data Management Software
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