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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

3 Factors Affecting Thermocouple Calibration, Advances to Solve Drift

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Aug 17, 2017 12:01:03 PM

Thermocouples are the most frequently used temperature sensor in the heat process and control industries, with the majority of applications falling within the range of 500 to 1500°C. There are newer technologies like fiber optic distributed temperature sensing systems, wireless sensing, laser IR temperature sensors, IR Cameras, and thermal noise thermometers. However, most exhibit high error, packaging problems, high price or a combination of these issues.

 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, low-drift cable

Results of our 2016 Survey Revealed!

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Mar 2, 2017 2:47:27 PM

Last year, I posted a blog titled, How can I help YOU do YOUR job better? that included a brief survey. The survey respondents provided us with valuable information to help us formulate a number of our activities in 2017.

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Topics: high-temperature wire, low-drift cable, survey, customer service

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

Why use Fiberglass Insulation for your thermocouple application?

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jan 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As you approach higher and higher temperatures for your applications, it’s hard not to think of fiberglass insulated products. S-Glass and E-Glass, we refer to as Q-Glass and G-Glass respectively.  These braided products, come in many different variations depending on the use, not to mention there are also different saturants, grades of thermocouple, shields, and armors that can be applied over/to your wire or cable.

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Topics: Thermocouple Selection, high-temperature wire, Thermocouple 101, Q-Glass, G-Glass, Fiberglass

Need metallurgy thermocouple wire that can take the heat? [Titanium 2016]

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Sep 21, 2016 12:16:21 PM

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Topics: high-temperature wire, metallurgy, heat treat

The Greatest Thermocouple Wire Innovation in over 50 years! [FNA 2016]

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Sep 21, 2016 11:10:56 AM

 

TE Wire to showcase high accuracy thermocouple wire and cable solutions for metallurgy applications at Furnaces North America 2016... including the greatest thermocouple wire innovation in over 50 years!

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Topics: ISO17025, high-temperature wire, metallurgy

Top 5 Blogs that Quench Your Thirst for Thermocouple Knowledge

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Dec 18, 2015 7:30:00 AM

 

Whether you’re using thermocouple wire in the aerospace, industrial or metallurgy markets, I have little doubt that the better you understand the ‘devil is in the details’ when it comes to making the right wire design selection for your applications, the better your chances of success. 

 

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Topics: Thermocouple Selection, high-temperature wire, wire design, Thermocouple 101