Wetted material are a reference to the sub-components of the sensor that are in contact with the process media. These materials should be considered based on their chemical resistance and compliance with regulatory specifications as required by the manufacturing process. A list of the wetted materials is included with the Declaration of Quality (DOQ) shipped with products. Additionally, material specifications formatted to comply with EN 10204-2.1 can be accessed in the certificate area of the website.


Metals

Most metallic components used in Hamilton sensors are designated by their Werkstoff number. The Werkstoff numbering system was developed by DIN “Deutsches Institut für Normung” (German Institute for Standardization) and is prevalent naming convention in Europe. AISI and UNS naming conventions are more common in North America. Other common naming conventions are listed in the chart below.

Hamilton (DIN)
AISI / SAEUNSOther Common Names
Stainless Steel 1.4404
316L Stainless UNS S31603 SS2348
X2CrNiMo1810
Stainless Steel 1.4435
316L Stainless UNS S31603 SS2353
X2CrNiMo18143
Stainless Steel 1.4571
316Ti Stainless UNS S31635 SS2350
X10CrNiMoTi1810
Stainless Steel 2.4602
--- UNS N06022 Inconel ® alloy 22
Hastelloy ® C-22
Titanium 3.7035
Titanium Grade 2 UNS R50400 Commercially Pure Titanium


Plastics

Plastic materials used in Hamilton sensors are selected based pressure, temperature, and chemically inert properties. The plastics are also chosen for compliance with FDA and USP regulations. The commonly accepted, generic abbreviations for these plastics are used in Hamilton documentation.

Hamilton AbbreviationChemical NomenclatureOther Common Names
PEEK Polyetheretherketone PEEK LSG / FG
(Life Science Grade / Food Grade)
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene Teflon ®
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride Kynar ®
PP Polypropylene ---


Elastomers

The elastomers used in Hamilton sensors are typically o-ring seals. Similar to the plastics, the elastomer materials are chosen for their chemical resistance and compliance with FDA, USP and EU regulations. The generic abbreviation for each elastomer is used on Hamilton documentation.

Hamilton AbbreviationChemical NomenclatureOther Common Names
EPDM ethylene propylene diene monomer ---
FFKM perfluoroelastomer (per ASTM) Kalrez ®
VQM silicone ---
FKM fluoroelastomer (per ASTM) Viton ®


Other Wetted Materials

pH sensors include borosilicate glass and ceramic as part of their wetted materials. Platinum is used on ORP sensors, Incyte cell density sensors, and some variations of the Conducell conductivity sensors. Graphite (carbon) is an electrode material in the the Conducell 2DC-PG sensor.