SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1981

Chapter 4—Typical Thermocouple Designs and Applications


A complete thermocouple temperature sensing assembly, in accordance with the present state of the art, consists of one or more of the following: A. Sensing Element Assembly—In its most basic form this assembly includes two dissimilar wires, supported or separated or both by electrical insulation and joined at one end to form a measuring junction. Such assemblies usually fall into one of three categories; (1) those formed from wires having nonceramic insulation, (2) those with hard-fired ceramic insulators, and (3) those made from sheathed, compacted ceramic-insulated wires. This chapter will deal only with the first two. See Chapter 5 for complete details on the latter.

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Developed by Committee: E20
Pages: 62–80
DOI: 10.1520/STP27355S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4791-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0502-7