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Improving Type K and Type N Thermocouple Performance in Industrial Applications (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Nov 9, 2017 11:23:27 AM

A major step forward in Type K and N thermocouple performance for use in industrial temperature measurement.

Written by: Trevor Ford, CCPI Europe Ltd, Sheffield, United Kingdom

 

Part 2: Applying New Low-Drift Thermocouple Cable Technology

 

In Part 1, we discussed the history of mineral insulated thermocouple as the industrial temperature measurement sensor of choice and recent developments that will further enhance the temperature range and performance of type K and type N thermocouples.

 

In Part 2, we’ll define how you can learn more about the new low-drift mineral insulated thermocouple cable design and development as well as what makes this new design a unique solution for industrial temperature measurement and how it can be applied to the industry.

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Topics: high-temperature wire, industrial, low-drift cable, type n, type K

Improving Type K and Type N Thermocouple Performance in Industrial Applications (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Nov 7, 2017 10:58:32 AM

A major step forward in Type K and N thermocouple performance for use in industrial temperature measurement.

Written by: Trevor Ford, CCPI Europe Ltd, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Part 1: Mineral Insulated Thermocouple: Then and Now

 

Introduction

 

The base metal mineral insulated (MI) thermocouple is the most widely used temperature sensor for industrial temperature measurements for over 80 years. The reasons why this has been and will continue to be the case is due to the fundamentals of the thermocouple itself, that is, it is a sensor which is simple, robust, low cost with an easily measured output. 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, industrial, low-drift cable, type n, type K

What's HOT at Heat Treat 2017?

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 23, 2017 2:45:44 PM

 

If you’ve found it challenging to make the right thermocouple wire selection for your various heat treatment applications, you’re not alone. There are many considerations, all of which can result in manufacturing issues and other problems if you don’t make an educated decision.  

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Topics: Thermocouple Selection, high-temperature wire, heat treat, low-drift cable

Low Drift Type K Thermocouple Cable for Aerospace Applications

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 19, 2017 4:00:08 PM

As a result of research conducted by the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge and tests conducted in the calibration laboratory at CCPI Europe Ltd., a new mineral insulated (MI) thermocouple cable has been developed for sensor manufacturing.

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Topics: low-drift cable, aerospace, type n, type K

4 Key Takeaways from SAMPE 2017 regarding Autoclave Composites

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jul 20, 2017 8:12:00 AM

As I mentioned in my previous blog “Aerospace Doesn't Need Inconsistent Autoclave Composites Quality”, the impending show was something I was looking forward, not only for the new experiences but to share what I’ve learned about our Failure is NOT an option commitment to providing 100% tested pre-made autoclave thermocouple systems to aviation/aerospace autoclave manufacturers.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, SAMPE

Happy 2nd Anniversary to the CCPI Europe Team as Part of Marmon EW&C!

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jul 13, 2017 5:12:34 PM

I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge another milestone for one of our sister companies, CCPI Europe. On July 2nd, they celebrated their second anniversary as an integral part of the Marmon Engineered Wire & Cable Group / a Berkshire Hathaway Company.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Innovation through Synergy, low-drift cable

Aerospace Doesn't Need Inconsistent Composites Quality [SAMPE Seattle 2017]

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 15, 2017 12:13:48 PM

Ever since my childhood, I've been wildly fascinated by planes, rockets, and the very cool idea of deep space travel. Buzz Lightyear was my hero. As an adult, the idea of traveling to the stars has continued to intrigue me and has led me into a career focused in the aerospace industry. The Herculean effort required in order to accomplish such an engineering feat seems to becoming more and more of a reality.

 

Beyond funding, one of the countless important items that could hinder our progress of space exploration is the impact of inconsistent or poor composites quality.  

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

ICYMI: A Great Resource for Aerospace Composites Manufacturers from the SAMPE Utah Tradeshow

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Mar 22, 2017 4:37:17 PM

 

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Topics: Aerospace Composites

Flying High: Thermocouple Solutions for the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 24, 2017 3:11:38 PM

Spotlight Series on Temperature Measurement 

 

Since World War II, thermocouples have played a key role in the aerospace and aviation industries. From providing thermocouples that helped monitor the exhaust gas temperature of the “Flying Fortresses”, to supplying sensors that help monitor aircraft composites, to providing the sensors in astronaut power packs, our history in aerospace is a long one. At the heart of each of these applications is the need for reliability across a wide range of temperatures as well as accurate temperature monitoring.

 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, aerospace

Experience Matters with Thermocouple

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 16, 2017 11:57:58 AM

 

I recently had the privilege of chatting with our very own VP of Manufacturing, Pat Arnone. Pat has a vast knowledge of our product and the industries that use it. As of this year, his experience in the business spans 40 years. He eats, sleeps, and breathes wire and he’s proud of it!

 

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Topics: continuous improvement, new year