Thermocouple construction, color codes

Thermocouple Construction and Color Codes

The Thermocouple The Thermocouple is by far the most commonly used type of all the temperature sensor types. Thermocouples are popular due to its simplicity, ease of use and their speed of response to changes in temperature, due mainly to their small size. Thermocouples also have the widest temperature range of all the temperature sensors from below…

5 Ways To Spot A Quality Exhaust Gas Temperature Probe (EGT)

1. Know if it is made with Mineral Insulated Cable. There are two main ways EGTs can be constructed. One way uses Mineral Insulated (MI) Cable. The other way uses thermocouple wire inside of a Stainless-Steel Tube. Quality EGTs will always be made using MI Cable. MI Cable uses Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Powder to insulate…

Choosing a Temperature Sensor

Choosing Temperature Sensors

Temperature measurement, a vital part of most industrial operations, is typically accomplished by a temperature sensor–a thermocouple or a resistance temperature detector (RTD)–in contact with a solid surface or immersed in a fluid. Although these sensors have overlapping temperature ranges, each has certain application-dependent advantages. Here is some information to help when choosing temperature sensors.  …

Sensors: Temperature

Types of Sensors Introduction to Sensors Acceleration-Shock/Vibration Angular / Linear Position Chemical / Gas Humidity Flow Rate Force Magnetic Fields Pressure Proximity – Spatial Presence Sound Temperature Velocity   Sensors: Temperature Temperature Typical applications for temperature sensors include: HVAC – room, duct, and refrigerant equipment Motors – overload protection Electronic circuits – semiconductor protection Electronic…