Installing Pipe Range Extenders

This guide shows how to install the Pipe Range Extender accessory to accurately and quickly measure the surface temperature on pipes.

  A PDF copy of the abbreviated installation manual in download format is available here.

  1. What you need
  2. Planning the installation
  3. Activation
  4. Mounting options

What you need

To ensure a robust installation, you should have the following components:

*The following items are included in the Pipe Range Extender package.

In addition to the items listed above, it is advisable to have the following on hand:

  • a laptop or a smartphone running the DT Studio web application If your company does not have a DT Studio organization, get started at
  • we also recommend having one or more online Cloud Connectors (gateways) close by to enable forwarding sensor data to the DT Cloud and to check the connectivity of the sensor once it is installed. Please refer to our guide for detailed instructions on how to properly install our Cloud Connectors.

Planning the installation

Before proceeding with the installation, it's essential to clarify your measurement objectives, evaluate range requirements, and recognize the influence of metal surfaces on signal strength. Be mindful of potential temperature offsets due to the metal surface. For more information, please visit Installation planning.


Before inserting the sensors into the Pipe Range Extenders, make sure to Claim the sensors in Studio by scanning the QR code found on the sensor packaging. If only a few sensors are needed, they can also be claimed individually in Studio. The sensor is now available in Studio and you can give it a name, a description, a label, etc. Ensure that you also configure both the Heartbeat Interval and the Sampling Rate for all the Temperature sensors in Studio.

Mounting options

To guarantee a correct installation, adhere to the following steps:

  1. Insert the sensor: Peel the adhesive protection on the back of the temperature sensor and place the sensor in the square opening of the Pipe Range Extender with the temperature symbol facing up. Ensure that the dots are aligned when inserting the sensor and press down firmly for 2-3 seconds.
  2. Attach the thermal pad: Remove the liner on one side of the thermal pad and place it on top of the sensor to stick.
  3. Insert zip-tie: Make sure the clip is facing upwards.
  4. Attach to the pipe: Remove the thermal pad liner before attaching it to the pipe.
  5. Tighten zip-tie: Tighten for maximum contact between the pipe and the sensor.

Example installation

Below is an example of an installation that measures the surface temperature of a cold and hot pipe.