ASTM E2181 / E2181M - 11

    Standard Specification for Compacted Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed, Noble Metal Thermocouples and Thermocouple Cable

    Active Standard ASTM E2181 / E2181M | Developed by Subcommittee: E20.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.03


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes the requirements for materials and manufacturing, dimensions, inspection and testing, and processing of compacted, mineral-insulated, metal-sheathed Type S (platinum-10 % rhodium versus platinum), Type R (platinum-13 % rhodium versus platinum), and Type B (platinum-30 % rhodium versus platinum-6 % rhodium) noble metal thermocouples, and thermocouple cables with at least one noble metal thermoelement pair. This specification describes both the required processing and testing requirements, and also the optional supplementary testing and quality assurance requirements. Additionally, provisions are made herein for selecting the type of noble metal thermocouple or thermoelements, either magnesia (MgO) or alumina (Al2O3) insulation, and a noble metal alloy or other alternate heat-resistant sheath material. Provisions are also made for selecting a thermocouple measuring junction style and for a transition or termination.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes dimensional and material requirements for compacted, mineral-insulated, metal-sheathed, Type S (platinum-10 % rhodium versus platinum), Type R (platinum-13 % rhodium versus platinum), and Type B (platinum-30 % rhodium versus platinum-6 % rhodium) noble metal thermocouples. This specification also establishes dimensional and material requirements for compacted, mineral-insulated, metal-sheathed cable with at least one noble metal thermoelement pair.

    1.2 This specification describes both the required processing and testing requirements and also the optional supplementary testing and quality assurance requirements.

    1.3 Provisions are made for selecting the type of noble metal thermocouple or thermoelements, either magnesia (MgO) or alumina (Al 2O3) insulation, and a noble metal alloy or other alternate heat-resistant sheath material. Provisions are also made for selecting a thermocouple measuring junction configuration and for a transition or termination.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units or SI (metric) units may be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not the exact equivalents, and each system shall be used independently of the other.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A213/A213M Specification for Seamless Ferritic and Austenitic Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat-Exchanger Tubes

    A249/A249M Specification for Welded Austenitic Steel Boiler, Superheater, Heat-Exchanger, and Condenser Tubes

    A269 Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service

    A632 Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing (Small-Diameter) for General Service

    B163 Specification for Seamless Nickel and Nickel Alloy (UNS N06845) Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tubes

    B167 Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloys (UNS N06600, N06601, N06603, N06690, N06693, N06025, N06045, and N06696), Nickel-Chromium-Cobalt-Molybdenum Alloy (UNS N06617), and Nickel-Iron-Chromium-Tungsten Alloy (UNS N06674) Seamless Pipe and Tube

    B516 Specification for Welded Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloy (UNS N06600, UNS N06603, UNS N06025, and UNS N06045) Tubes

    E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry

    E220 Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques

    E230 Specification and Temperature-Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples

    E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry

    E608/E608M Specification for Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Base Metal Thermocouples

    E839 Test Methods for Sheathed Thermocouples and Sheathed Thermocouple Cable

    E1652 Specification for Magnesium Oxide and Aluminum Oxide Powder and Crushable Insulators Used in the Manufacture of Metal-Sheathed Platinum Resistance Thermometers, Base Metal Thermocouples, and Noble Metal Thermocouples

    E1751/E1751M Guide for Temperature Electromotive Force (emf) Tables for Non-Letter Designated Thermocouple Combinations

    ANSI Standard

    B46.1 Surface Texture


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.20 (Cables); 29.120.30 (Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2181_E2181M-11

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