Thermocouples, Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs), Thermistors, Infrared, and Semiconductor Sensors.
What is a Temperature Sensor?Usually, a temperature sensor is a thermocouple or a resistance temperature detector (RTD) that gathers the temperature from a specific source and alters the collected information into an understandable type for an apparatus or an observer. Temperature sensors are used in several applications namely HV system and AC system environmental controls, laboratory devices, food processing units, chemical handling, control systems, automotive under the hood monitoring and etc. The most frequent type of temperature sensor is a thermometer, used to determine the temperature of solids, liquids, and gases. It is also mostly used for non-scientific purposes as it is not so accurate. The different kinds of sensors are categorized by the sensing capacity of the sensor as well as the range of applications. The different types of temperature sensors include the following.
- Resistor temperature detectors
- Infrared sensors