Thermocouple sensors are among the popular types of sensing elements used to measure temperature in industrial applications. They are selected from other sensors such as thermistors, semiconductors, and Resistance Thermometer Detectors (RTD). Let us understand more about thermocouples, their advantages and uses.
In most applications, temperature is a parameter that needs to be constantly monitored. This is because the functioning of an application depends on the temperature. Hence, monitoring is important to make sure the optimal temperature is maintained at all times. For this particular function, we use temperature sensors like Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) sensors, thermocouples, etc.
What is a Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) Sensor? How Does It Work?
An RTD Sensor is a device that tracks the temperature of an application by measuring the change in resistance of the sensor in relation to temperature. As temperature changes the resistance of the RTD sensor changes as well. This change in resistance is predictable, depending on the resistance curve of a certain RTD, and can be measured in order to calculate the temperature that the RTD sensor is seeing. Read More
Temperature is one of the most common parameters used to measure, monitor, and control certain processes in various industries. Temperature probes are perhaps the best solution to collect accurate temperature measurements and improve application efficiency.
Birk Manufacturing provides custom temperature sensor probes, and resistance temperature detection (RTD) solutions for industries. These are effectively used in many applications in a variety of industries including medical, chemical, manufacturing, and aerospace.
Specialized Temperature Sensor Probe Solutions for Industries
Providing standard and custom temperature sensors is one of our specialties. Our standard probes are assembled using stainless steel casings, which can withstand the rigors of extreme applications and elevated temperatures. Read More
In simple words, temperature sensors are devices that collect data temperature from a specific source. These devices transform the information to data that can be easily deciphered by another device. Temperature sensors come in a variety of types and are used for a wide range of medical, industrial, defense, and Aerospace applications. These sensors are needed in applications where a specific temperature is required for a range of reasons from avoiding ice buildup to ensuring chemical and blood tests are run at optimal temperatures.
Variations in temperatures during certain processing applications, such as medical testing and industrial reactions, bring about significant changes in profits, quality, and safety. Several applications in industries like oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, power, pharmaceutical, etc. are affected by changes in temperature. Hence, it is important to keep a check on the temperature and monitor its changes to support smooth operations. Choosing the right temperature sensor depends upon the specific application. Please call Birk to discuss your application with one of our experienced engineers so we can guide you to the perfect sensor for your application.
RTD Vs Thermocouple Temperature Sensor
Before calling RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) a better temperature sensor than thermocouple temperature sensor (TCs) or vice versa, it is important to first understand their respective field of features and applications. For a layman, TCs typically offer a faster response than RTD. This faster response can help keep tighter control of the process temperature.