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Types of Thermocouples:-

Before discussing the various types of thermocouples, it should be noted that a thermocouple is often enclosed in a protective sheath to isolate it from the local atmosphere. This protective sheath drastically reduces the effects of corrosion.

1. Type K Thermocouple (Nickel-Chromium / Nickel-Alumel)
The type K is the most common type of thermocouple. It’s inexpensive, accurate, reliable, and has a wide temperature range.

Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, –454 to 2.300F (–270 to 1260C)
Extension wire, 32 to 392F (0 to 200C)

Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 2.2C or +/- 0.75%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 1.1C or 0.4%

2. Type J Thermocouple (Iron/Constantan)
The type J is also very common. It has a smaller temperature range and a shorter lifespan at higher temperatures than the Type K. It is equivalent to the Type K in terms of expense and reliability.
Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, -346 to 1.400F (-210 to 760C)
Extension wire, 32 to 392F (0 to 200C)

Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 2.2C or +/- 0.75%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 1.1C or 0.4%

3. Type T Thermocouple (Copper/Constantan)
The Type T is a very stable thermocouple and is often used in extremely low temperature applications such as cryogenics or ultra low freezers.
Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, -454 to 700F (-270 to 370C)
Extension wire, 32 to 392F (0 to 200C)
Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 1.0C or +/-0.75%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 0.5C or 0.4%

4. Type E Thermocouple (Nickel-Chromium/Constantan)
The Type E has a stronger signal & higher accuracy than the Type K or Type J at moderate temperature ranges of 1,000F and lower.
Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, -454 to 1600F (-270 to 870C)
Extension wire, 32 to 392F (0 to 200C)
Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 1.7C or +/- 0.5%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 1.0C or 0.4%

5. Type N Thermocouple (Nicrosil / Nisil)
The Type N shares the same accuracy and temperature limits as the Type K. The type N is slightly more expensive.
Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, -454 to 2300F (-270 to 392C)
Extension wire, 32 to 392F (0 to 200C)
Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 2.2C or +/- 0.75%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 1.1C or 0.4%

6. Type S Thermocouple (Platinum Rhodium – 10% / Platinum)
The Type S is used in very high temperature applications. It is commonly found in the BioTech and Pharmaceutical industries. It is sometimes used in lower temperature applications because of its high accuracy and stability.
Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, -58 to 2700F (-50 to 1480C)
Extension wire, 32 to 392F (0 to 200C)

Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 1.5C or +/- 0.25%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 0.6C or 0.1%

7. Type R Thermocouple (Platinum Rhodium – 13% / Platinum)
The Type R is used in very high temperature applications. It has a higher percentage of Rhodium than the Type S, which makes it more expensive. The Type R is very similar to the Type S in terms of performance. It is sometimes used in lower temperature applications because of its high accuracy and stability.

Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, -58 to 2700F (-50 to 1480C)
Extension wire, 32 to 392F (0 to 200C)

Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 1.5C or +/- 0.25%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 0.6C or 0.1%

8. Type B Thermocouple (Platinum Rhodium – 30% / Platinum Rhodium – 6%)
The Type B thermocouple is used in extremely high temperature applications. It has the highest temperature limit of all of the thermocouples listed above. It maintains a high level of accuracy and stability at very high temperatures.

Temperature Range:
Thermocouple grade wire, 32 to 3100F (0 to 1700C)
Extension wire, 32 to 212F (0 to 100C)

Accuracy (whichever is greater):
Standard: +/- 0.5%
Special Limits of Error: +/- 0.25%

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