WHITEPAPER: The Basics of Temperature Measurement Part 1: Using Thermocouples

The Basics of Temperature Measurement Using Thermocouples

Choosing a temperature sensor for an application is not as simple as picking a thermocouple type with a compatible temperature range. You must give consideration to the sensor material type, the application temperature range, the relative sensitivity of the sensor, the limitations of its insulation material, and its reaction with the measurement environment. You must also be aware of the inherent limitations of the thermocouple and potential error sources in its application. Part 1 of 3.