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How to Automatically Record Milk Temperatures in the Dairy Industry – Datalogging Thermometers for PMO Compliance

  The Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) by the Food and Drug Administration requires recording the temperature at multiple transfer points between producers, transporters and processors. Manually checking these temperatures to verify that the milk is within the target range of 32-40 ⁰F (0-4.4 ⁰C) is a good facility practice. However, the process can be automated to…
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Bulk Milk Transportation – QA Sampling with New TEGAM Hypodermic Temperature Probes and TruStream Septa

Above: TruStream 7 with TEGAM's 9T607MTC04 hypodermic temperature probe Sanitary sampling ports are an essential tool for quality control in dairy and brewery applications. Sanitary samples can be quickly collected through these ports without interrupting the process and the ease of use helps ensure that testing procedures are followed. Now, these same ports can be used…
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Data Logging Thermometers – Automatically Record Temperature Readings Consistently

Many food, beverage and pharmaceutical processes require the recording of temperatures at multiple transfer points between producers, transporters and warehouses. Manually checking these temperatures to verify that the product is within the target temperature range is a good facility practice. However, the process can be automated to use less manual labor and to improve the…
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Digital Calibrator Accuracy Table for TEGAM 940 Series Thermocouple Calibrators

  See the full-size chart below for maximum uncertainties with TEGAM thermocouple calibrators Have you ever tried to determine what the accuracy of a thermocouple calibrator is in degrees? Accuracy specifications are typically given as a percent of a reading ± a small Voltage; not in degrees. To help TEGAM users, we developed this table…
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TEGAM Announces Fast-Response Temperature Probe – When Time Is of the Essence!

***NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT*** Geneva, Ohio --TEGAM, Inc., experts and innovators in temperature measurement, asked the question, “What does ‘Fast Response’ mean for a thermometer temperature probe?” We then answered that question with the arrival of our new, fast-response temperature probe for various industrial applications. As Dan Jackson - Thermometry products manager at TEGAM - explains…
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The Versatility of a Digital Thermocouple Thermometer!

A digital thermometer that takes a thermocouple input is one of the most versatile measurement instruments you can have in your company.  Portable, high-accuracy models are readily available with resolution down to 0.1 degree. What makes these temperature measuring instruments so versatile is that one digital thermocouple thermometer can be used to measure different locations…
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How to Use Digital Thermometers: Digital Thermometers Equal Great Beer!

Ed note: From time to time, TEGAM writes about how our digital measuring instruments are of-service in "civilian," non-industry applications. This post looks at one of those uses. Have you noticed that home brewing, small breweries and brew pubs are springing up everywhere? The business of brewing beer has grown because of the enjoyment and…
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TEGAM’s Fast Response Temperature Probe – When Time Is of the Essence!

What does “Fast Response” mean for a thermometer temperature probe? To someone measuring a pot of water being brought to a boil in their kitchen, it might mean “1 minute.” To a person measuring a cooked piece of meat coming out of an oven on a moving conveyor belt in a production facility, it means…
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TEGAM in the News – Microohmmeters, Intrinsically Safe Digital Thermometers, LCR Meters and Power Amplifiers Called-Out

      At TEGAM, we are always pleased when we get press exposure for our Temperature, Power, Humidity, Signal and other measurement instruments. Sometimes this comes in the form of product reviews on social media, sometimes it arrives as industry news coverage on the innovations we pack into our devices; sometimes it even concerns TEGAM itself…
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TEGAM Thermocouple Calibrators & AMS2750E Compliance for Heat Treatment

AMS2750E Compliance for Heat Treatment and TEGAM Thermocouple Calibrators System Accuracy Tests (SATs) and Instrument Calibration as required by the AMS2750E Standard for thermal processing equipment used in heat treatment can be greatly simplified with the TEGAM 945A Thermocouple Calibrator. Several features inherent in this thermocouple calibrator were designed into the 945A to specifically help…
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Circuit Diagnostics Using a Temperature Calibrator/Thermocouple Calibrator

Using Temperature Calibrators/Thermocouple Calibrators for Circuit Diagnostics Did you know that you can use your temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot your temperature control circuit? Your temperature calibrator needs a combination of features to make it a useful diagnostic tool. It needs a dual display - one for the output and one for…
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Thermocouple Thermometers and the Seebeck Effect

Editor's note: This blog post comes from our latest white paper, TEGAM's A Guide to Temperature Measurement. You can download it for FREE here and take advantage of a vast amount of information on digital thermometers, probes and thermometry for research and industrial applications. The Seebeck Effect and Thermocouple Thermometers A thermocouple’s low cost, ruggedness and…
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Intrinsically Safe Measuring – Powered by TEGAM!

Working in an area with flammable fumes can lead to some difficult temperature measurements. Have you ever tried to measure a surface temperature or a pipe temperature with a pointed tip stick thermometer, or taken an accurate reading from a glass thermometer that is partially immersed in a hazardous liquid? Until very recently, Intrinsically Safe…
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Circuit Diagnostics Using a Temperature Calibrator

By Dan Jackson, TEGAM Thermometry Product Manager Did you know that you can use your temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot your temperature control circuit? Your temperature calibrator, sometimes known as a process calibrator or temperature simulator, needs a combination of features to make it a useful diagnostic tool. It needs a dual…
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Digital Measuring Devices and IFT 2019 – Thermometers and More for Food Industry Needs

By Dan Jackson, TEGAM Thermometry Product Manager I'm just back from the IFT (International Food Technology) Show 2019 in New Orleans this June. There were over 17,000 attendees present to see the latest innovations from global food industry suppliers, ranging from the most efficient mixers to plant-based proteins that replace animal-based proteins. The new technologies…
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Which Thermocouple Alloy (TYPE) Should You Use for Temperature Measurement?

Thermocouples are the most commonly used temperature sensors in the United States and the 2nd most popular sensor used in Europe. ASTM E230/E230M-17 recognizes 9 thermocouple types, and there are more. Some types are obsolete and only used in older installations, such as Types L and U, while others are newer, like “P” (Platinel II)…
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Concerning Digital Thermometer Accuracy

Accuracy within the realm of digital thermometers has many definitions, depending upon your point of reference. The number of significant digits The degree to which a measurement conforms to the correct value True or false A combination of systemic errors and statistical bias The resolution, or number of significant digits in the thermometer display, is…
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More About Intrinsic Safety and Industrial Digital Thermometers

TEGAM has a new eBook all about temperature measurement, digital thermometers and temperature probes and sensors. Here's an excerpt below concerning Intrinsic Safety and Intrinsically Safe Thermometers. Enjoy - there's more to come! Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas. This is accomplished by limiting the energy, (electrical and…
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Do You Need An Intrinsically Safe Digital Thermometer?

Is there a hazardous location in your manufacturing or production facility? Many industrial locations actually do have hazardous locations within them. Intrinsic Safety is a means of preventing an explosion by designing instruments so that in any normal use or a fault condition, the instrumentation cannot produce enough energy to cause ignition or combustion of…
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Which Calibration Standard Should I Get? Z540-1 or ISO 17025 Calibration?

              With two nationally recognized calibration standards in the industry, it can be confusing as to which one you really need for research or manufacturing/production requirements. As an end user, which calibration standard is right for you? Z540 is an American standard and it pertains only to calibration labs.…
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How to Calibrate a Temperature Probe

To calibrate a temperature probe, you need to know a few basic details about the temperature probe itself and a bit concerning the physics involved. The temperature probe For starters, you need to know the type of sensor in the probe. Is it a thermocouple sensor, an RTD sensor, a thermistor sensor or a solid-state…
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How the Times Have Changed for Thermometers and Thermocouple Calibrators!

         Editor's Note: This content was sent out to our email recipients as recent eBlast information and we wanted to share it with our website visitors also. Enjoy.   Accuracy Takes Time. When we look back in time, it's hard to imagine the patience that was necessary to develop an accurate thermometer. According…
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