Thermocouple wire is a special insulated wire which is available in thermocouple grade or the extension grade. Read More
Standards and Certifications
• Flame test 383
• CSA FT4
• INSA/ANSI MC 96.1
• ASTM B3 and B8
• UL Standard 13
Thermocouple Wires have different measurements in accordance to American Wire Gauge (AWG). However, they rarely exceed 10 feet long. They are made of copper conductors which are stranded or tinned for maximum performance.
They are insulated for chemical and mechanical protection by:
a) Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
b) Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR)
c) Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
Shielding prevents the conductors from overlapping, thus holding them in their position. This helps in maintaining the circular phase identification of thermocouple cables.
Jacketing is what houses the cable. This layer offers an additional protection to the cable and the handler and keeps the cable structure together. Thermocouple Wires are jacketed by fiberglass braid to withstand high temperature conditions.
a) Motor engines
b) Food Processing
d) Geothermal industries