Tag Archives: thermocouple thermometers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…
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