Thermocouple Information

Making Sense of Sensors Part 3- Type C
Wednesday 23 November 2016

Thermocouple Type C: Type C (Tungsten 5% Rhenium – Tungsten 26% Rhenium) thermocouples are suited for measurements in the 0 – 2320°C (32 – 4200°F) range. ...

Making Sense of Sensors Part 4- Type E
Wednesday 23 November 2016

Thermocouple Type E: Type E (Chromel®/Constantan) thermocouple is composed of a positive leg of Chromel® (nickel/10% chromium) and a negative leg of Constantan (nickel/45% copper). The...

Making Sense of Sensors Part 5- Type J
Wednesday 23 November 2016

Thermocouple Type J: Type J (Iron–Constantan) is a common general purpose sensor as it is one of the most linear thermocouples. Type J thermocouples have an...

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Thermocouple Type K: Type K (Chromel®–Alumel®) is the most common general-purpose thermocouple. It is inexpensive, and a wide variety of probes are available in its −200 °C...

Making Sense of Sensors- Popular Thermocouple Types - Table
Wednesday 23 November 2016

Thermocouple Type N: Type N (Nicrosil/Nisil) thermocouple has a Nicrosil (nickel-14%, chromium-1.5%, and silicon) positive leg, and a Nisil (nickel- 4.5%, silicon-1%, and magnesium) negative leg....

Making Sense of Sensors- Popular Thermocouple Types - Table
Wednesday 23 November 2016

Thermocouple Type R: Types R thermocouples, (Platinum vs. 13% Rhodium/Platinum), are usable up to 1480°C (2,700°F). They are extremely stable but reducing atmospheres are particularly damaging....

Making Sense of Sensors- Popular Thermocouple Types - Table
Wednesday 23 November 2016

Thermocouple Type T: Type T (Copper-Constantan) thermocouples are suited for measurements in the −200 to 350°C  (-330 to 660°F) range. They are often used as a...