What is a thermocouple thermometer?

What is a thermocouple thermometer?

thermocouple, also called thermal junction, thermoelectric thermometer, or thermel, a temperature-measuring device consisting of two wires of different metals joined at each end. One junction is placed where the temperature is to be measured, and the other is kept at a constant lower temperature.

What devices use thermocouples?

Thermocouples are used in applications that range from home appliances to industrial processes, to electric power generation, to furnace monitoring and control, to food and beverage processing, to automotive sensors, to aircraft engines, to rockets, satellites and spacecraft.

Are thermocouples used in thermometers?

A thermocouple is a sensor for measuring temperature. This sensor consists of two dissimilar metal wires, joined at one end, and connected to a thermocouple thermometer or other thermocouple-capable device at the other end.

What is the function of a thermocouple?

Thermocouples are sensors used to measure temperature. It is a device used inside a gas furnace in Kansas, to assist the pilot light in keeping your furnace running and safe. It works rather like a fail-safe to keep unburned gas from accumulating and burning, exploding or causing another type of health risk.

Where does a thermocouple measure temperature?

A thermocouple is a sensor that measures temperature. It consists of two different types of metals, joined together at one end. When the junction of the two metals is heated or cooled, a voltage is created that can be correlated back to the temperature.

Do thermocouples measure static or total temperature?

For high and low temperature probing and measuring total temperature. United Sensor’s Temperature/ Thermocouple Probes are used to measure total temperature of air, gas, or liquids in Industrial, Aircraft/ Missile and special purpose applications. These probes measure up to 2000°F in velocities from 100 to 2000 ft/sec.

Is thermocouple better than thermometer?

The result is lower accuracy and faster wire degradation even under normal use. Thermocouples are sometimes avoided when total thermometer cost is very limited. The electronics required to read a thermocouple are more sophisticated and more costly than required for a thermistor.

What are the advantages of a thermocouple thermometer?


  • The thermocouple is less expensive than RTD.
  • It has wide temperature ranges.
  • It has good reproducibility.
  • The temperature range is 270 to 2700 degree Celsius.
  • It has rugged construction.
  • It does not required bridge circuit.
  • It has good accuracy.
  • It has high speed of response.

How is total temperature measured?

The total temperature is the sum of the static temperature and the dynamic temperature. and the value of total temperature depends on the Mach number of the flow. If the moving flow is isentropically brought to a halt on the body, we measure the stagnation temperature.