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AMS2750F Pyrometry Has Dropped

The latest version of AMS2750 Pyrometry has just been released. Revision F is a complete rewrite so it pays to read it carefully to see how the changes may impact your operations. This post will be focusing on instrumentation since that is what we know best at TEGAM. In the first paragraph, the standard states…
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TEGAM, Inc. Awarded Thermocouple Thermometer Contract with US Navy for 912B Dual Channel

***US Navy Contracts with TEGAM, Inc.*** GENEVA, Ohio—In 2017, the US Navy requested a proposal for a Temperature Meter to fulfill the technical requirements of their SCAT 4213.  While application details were not disclosed for the temperature device, the Navy specifications were complete and demanded a great deal in precision, accuracy, durability and price. TEGAM…
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TEGAM’s 940A Thermocouple Temperature Calibrator Meets Two Navy SCAT Applications for New Requirement Contract

***US Navy Again Contracts with TEGAM, Inc.*** TEGAM’s 940A thermocouple temperature calibrator has recently been specified by the Navy to meet not one but two applications where Subcategory Code (SCAT) 4127 and 4128 are required. Previously, the Navy had specified separate thermocouple temperature calibrators to satisfy applications where SCAT 4127 and SCAT 4128 are required.…
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Factors in Selecting the Best Temperature Probes and Digital Thermometers for Industry Uses

   Editor's note: This blog post comes from TEGAM's latest informative resource, A Guide to Temperature Measurement. Chock-full of helpful information, details and insights on Digital Thermometers, Temperature Probes and Measurement Practices, we encourage you to download it for free here. *** There are many factors at play in selecting the best temperature probe/sensor and digital…
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Methods for Intrinsic Safety in Industrial, Manufacturing and Research Scenarios

Intrinsic Safety is the set of best practices, procedures and technology used to prevent unwanted and unnecessary explosive scenarios in the workplace. When working in the presence of flammable materials in various environments, the possibility of fire or explosion is a very real and present danger. The loss of life or limb, ruined product, damaged equipment,…
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TEGAM’s Jay Romanek Appointed as Atlanta Section Coordinator for NCSL International

TEGAM is delighted to announce the selection and appointment of our own DoD Program Specialist Jay Romanek as the Atlanta Section Coordinator for NCSL International. The volunteer role is essential for helping NCSL International members to meet and to exchange information with peers at least on a semi-annual basis, and Jay's organizational expertise will be helping…
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How to Use Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators as a Circuit Diagnostic Tool

Did you know that you can use your thermocouple temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot your temperature control circuit? To maximize your thermocouple temperature calibrator as a diagnostic tool, it must have a combination of key features. It needs a dual display - one showing the value of the output signal and a…
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What Functions Should You Look for in Digital Temperature Calibrators?

There are several brands and manufacturers of thermocouple temperature calibrators in the marketplace today. Like most instruments and devices, not all temperature calibrators are created equal. TEGAM provides information here based on our 940A and 945A thermocouple temperature calibrators as well as our white paper, How Digital Thermocouple Calibrators Work. Below are functions that an…
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Comparing the Three Main Types of Temperature Probes & Sensors

Editor's note: This blog post comes from TEGAM's latest white paper, A Guide to Temperature Measurement. Interested readers may download a free copy of this in-depth digital resource by visiting this page via this link. This blog post compares and details the three (3) main types of temperature probes & sensors most commonly found in measurement instruments…
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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 use…
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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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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 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 Temperature 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 Temperature Calibrator. Several features inherent in this thermocouple calibrator were designed into the 945A to specifically…
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Circuit Diagnostics Using a TEGAM Temperature Calibrator/Thermocouple Calibrator

Circuit Diagnostics Using Temperature Calibrators/Thermocouple Calibrators  Did you know that you can use your TEGAM 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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TEGAM, Inc Announces Intrinsically Safe Digital Thermometers

***NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT*** GENEVA, Ohio--TEGAM, Inc., specialists in temperature measurement, announces the latest advance in thermometry. The 92x Series of Digital Thermocouple Thermometers are designated intrinsically safe to UL, CSA, ATEX and IECEx Standards. TEGAM is an established leader in temperature measurement technology and handheld accuracy. The new 92X intrinsically safe digital thermometers are the…
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Using Temperature Calibrators for Circuit Diagnostics

By Dan Jackson, TEGAM Thermometry Product Manager Editor's note: An updated version of this post appears here. 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…
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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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TEGAM Exhibiting at IFT 2019 in New Orleans ~ June 2 – 5, 2019

Visit Booth #2502 @ IFT for Food Safety Temperature Solutions [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="254"] TEGAM, Inc. Booth #2502[/caption]     Calling all Food & Beverage Professionals: TEGAM will be at the Institute of Food Technologists Show in New Orleans next week. If you are attending, we would love to meet with you! Dan & Suzy…
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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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What Exactly is Cold Junction Compensation? How Does It Relate to the Use of Thermocouples as Temperature Sensors?

Written by Dan Jackson, TEGAM Product Manager I was recently asked, “What does Cold Junction Compensation do?”  This question requires that I summarize how thermocouples work and the physics behind them. A thermocouple develops a thermoelectric voltage based upon the principle known as the Seebeck Effect. Now, what is the Seebeck Effect? In the 1800s, Thomas…
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Digitizing Temperature Measurement for Product Safety and Quality

TEGAM President Adam Fleder gave an interview to Process Expo recently on the importance of accurate temperature measurement and data collection in Food Safety applications. Here's a bit of the article, below: "'People don’t just want a thermometer,' TEGAM president Adam Fleder says. 'They don’t even care if they have a thermometer. What they want…
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How Does A Digital Thermometer Work?

How do Digital Thermometers Work? Thermometers used to be simple. First, there was a glass tube filled with a liquid that expanded up the tube as the temperature increased. We all understood how that worked. Then came the bi-metal thermometers. They were made from a layered strip of 2 metals with different coefficients of expansion…
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Scenarios: Infrared or Contact Thermometers

This post is Part 2 in a two part series regarding Contact vs. Non-Contact Thermometry and "How Infrared is Used for Temperature Measurement". Click HERE for Part 1. What is Infrared? How is Infrared Used for Temperature Measurement? Scenarios to watch out for: For all applications, remember that an infrared non-contact measurement is only a…
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TEGAM, Inc. Awarded Five-Year Digital Thermometer Contract with US Navy

***US Navy Contracts with TEGAM, Inc.*** GENEVA, Ohio—In 2017 the US Navy requested a proposal for a Temperature Meter to fulfill the technical requirements of their SCAT 4213.  While application details were not disclosed, the Navy specifications were complete and demanded a great deal in precision, accuracy, durability and price.  TEGAM responded to this solicitation…
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TEGAM Enhances 930 Series Digital Thermometers for Food Industry Temperature Monitoring

TEGAM Enhances 930 Series Thermometers with New Firmware and Bluetooth® Communications to Aid Food Safety Compliance   FOOD SAFETY TEMPERATURE MONITORING: TEGAM - global manufacturer of  test, measurement and calibration instruments for science and industry - has added special firmware to its 930 Series wireless data thermometers to help food industry companies comply with food…
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What is a Thermocouple?

What is a Thermocouple? So, what exactly is a thermocouple? It is two wires of dissimilar metals that produce a thermoelectric voltage when the two ends are at different temperatures. There are three “families” of materials from which thermocouples are made. (See Charts Below) Some History on Thermocouples In the 1820’s Thomas Seebeck experimented with…
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How to Decrease the Error in Thermocouple Measurements

A simple change can improve the accuracy of your thermocouple measurements by over 75%. The most common thermocouple type today is Type K. You see the yellow connectors everywhere. A type  K thermocouple is an excellent thermocouple for higher temperature measurements typically over 315°C/600°F If you are working below those temperature there are some options…
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Streamlined Collection of Temperature Readings

A Solution for an International Food Processing Company What Can TEGAM Do for You? TEGAM, Inc. is proud to work with the world's leading food processors. The TEGAM commitment to Measurements that Matter is our brand, and in few industries does temperature measurement matter more than in food safety. We take pride in our reputation…
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TEGAM, Inc Announces the 931 / 932B Datalogging Thermometers

TEGAM, Inc Announces the 931/932B Datalogging Thermometers ***NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT*** GENEVA, Ohio--(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)--TEGAM, Inc., a world-wide leader in precision digital thermometers, announces the next generation in Handheld Thermometry: the 931/932B Data Logging, Industrial, Digital Thermometers. For over 30 years, TEGAM’s team of engineers at the Northeast Ohio factory have consistently worked to improve the…
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TEGAM Announces Russell House, VP of Engineering

Russell House Accepts Position of Vice President of Engineering Role at TEGAM, Inc. GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a world-wide leader in the design and manufacture of test, measurement and calibration instrumentation, announces Russell House as the new Vice President of Engineering. As part of the TEGAM strategic growth plan, co-owners Andy Brush and Adam Fleder…
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Armed with Statistical Data Thanks to Datalogging Thermometers

After a recent office remodeling project, I found the temperature in my office changing dramatically. (There is a part of the story where the heating expert says “I told you so” but that caused an unfortunate reflex.) My second reflex was to pick up our new 931B datalogging thermometer and use it to diagnose the problem.…
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Best Temperature Probes for Your Application

Which TEGAM temperature probes are the best for your application? TEGAM has created a selection guide that will help you easily identify which is the best temperature probe for your measuring application. We have a wide variety of temperature probes - including RTD probes, thermocouple probes and thermistor probes - designed to be factory-tough and…
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New TEGAM Bluetooth® Hand-Held Datalogging Thermometers Aid Food Manufacturers in Preventing Foodborne Illness

New 900 Datalogging Thermometer Series Sets New Performance Standards for Accuracy, Convenience and Wireless Ease of Use September 13, 2016 12:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time GENEVA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of digital hand held thermometers for 30 years, is introducing a new series of industrial thermocouple thermometers to aid food manufacturers in preventing…
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Preventing Foodborne Illness: The Farm-to-Fork Focus of the FSMA

Adam Fleder President, TEGAM, Inc. Preventing Foodborne Illness: The Farm-to-Fork Focus of the FSMA What are the costs of foodborne illnesses? A recent Fortune.com article placed the annual cost of medical treatment, lost productivity, and illness-related mortality for affected consumers at $55.5 billion.(1) The industry takes a hit as well to the tune of $7…
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TEGAM Awarded Patent for Advanced Thermistor Design

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Fleder 440-466-6100 afleder@tegam.com New design promises higher accuracy at frequencies up to 70 GHZ, while at the same time making the sensors easier to build TEGAM, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative RF power measurements, was recently awarded Patent No. 8,558,556, “Planar-axial thermistor for bolometry.” This patent describes a novel…
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