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Types of Thermistors

In a previous blog we discussed what a thermistor is and how it works. We also examined what a resistor is because a thermistor is really just a special type of resistor. Let’s delve a little deeper into what different types of thermistors there are, what they are made from, and what sort of jobs […]

Thermocouple Junction and Type: Basic Guide

Thermocouples are incredibly versatile instruments; they are rugged, dependable, and of simple construction. When it comes to designing a thermocouple, however, there are many choices such as thermocouple junction; thermocouple type. It can be hard to know what options are available and what they do. If you’re still not quite as familiar with this sensor […]

How to Protect a Thermocouple

The construction of a thermocouple is incredibly simple; it’s really just two different metal wires that connect to each other at the two ends. One of those connections, the reference junction, can usually be tucked away in a safe place, far from hostile environments. However, the measurement junction will always be in the thick of […]

Thermocouple Wire: A Basic Guide

There are a lot of options when it comes to thermocouple design; we’ve gone through a couple of considerations already in “Guide to Choosing a Thermocouple Junction and Type.” For this blog, we’ll discuss all sorts of aspects related to thermocouple wire. There are hundreds of choices when it comes to picking the right thermocouple […]

What is a Thermowell?

Process control environments can be pretty inhospitable at times; fluids and gases can be corrosive and variables like temperature and pressure can reach extreme valuations. Even a moderately harsh environment can be detrimental to equipment if it is exposed over a long period of time. In these tough working conditions temperature sensors like thermocouples and […]

What are Thermocouples used for?

If you’ve read through our blog, “What is a Thermocouple?” then you have an idea of what they are and how they work. But what are there, usages? And, why would someone choose to use a thermocouple over one of the other types of temperature sensors out there? We’ll examine some of the characteristics that […]

What are the Different Thermocouple Types?

Thermocouples come in many shapes, sizes, and materials. The distinct properties of different metals are the key to thermocouple operation. Since we’re really measuring how two different wires react in the same environment and computing those differences to a standard temperature reference. We’ll examine the various metals found in some common thermocouples and dig a […]

Question and Answer Guide: Thermocouples

Thermocouples are a tough nut to crack, there is so much to digest! If you’ve read through our other blogs on the topic but have some lingering queries, well you’re in luck! Read on to find out some common questions, and their answers, about this temperature sensing enigma. If you haven’t already, be sure to […]