***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.…Read more
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…Read more
TEGAM Attending the Measurement Science Conference Training Symposium – March 24-27, 2020!
Update 3/17/2020 "Based on public health directives from the State of California and the closing of the Symposium venue (Disneyland Hotel) the 2020 MSC Training Symposium and current published technical programs will be postponed and reconvened on March 15 -19, 2021 at the Disneyland Hotel and Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Our hopes and expectations…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Industry Standards and Certifications Matter – Do your Digital Instruments Measure-Up?
Have you ever wondered why there are so many standards issued by the government and other private agencies and organizations? When everything has to fit together, work right for safety or efficient production, you need Standards. It’s amazing how important small details are. In today’s high-tech world with global sourcing, all too often small details…Read more
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…Read more
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)…Read more
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…Read more
Comparing Thermocouple Sensor Probes and RTD Sensor Probes for Temperature Applications
One of the questions often asked to TEGAM is, “Which temperature sensor should I use, an RTD probe or a Thermocouple probe?” The answer used to be easy - a thermocouple sensor for industrial use and an RTD sensor for the laboratory. Today it has all changed. Historically, an RTD element was large and fragile;…Read more
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…Read more
TEGAM Thermocouple Thermometers: Built to Use, Built to Last, Remarkably Accurate
The design and usability of equipment in food manufacturing, transportation, and storage scenarios is vital. When we designed the new TEGAM 900 series digital thermometers, we not only built a high-accuracy thermometer, but also thought about how our customers would be using our new device. We used our 35 years of experience to ask and…Read more
The Food Safety Modernization Act: It’s Time to Shift to a Proactive Stance in Your Food Manufacturing Facility
The Origins of Food Safety Are Out of This World The principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) originated in the NASA space program. NASA wanted food that wouldn’t crumble and affect control systems and would be safe for astronaut consumption. They already mandated the use of Critical Control Points (CCPs) in their…Read more