What Are Type T Thermocouples?

Whether you need temperature sensors for high temperature or low temperature situations, there’s a type of thermocouple that’s best suited for your application. In this post, we break down the differences between Type T thermocouples and other temperature sensor options.


What Are Type K Thermocouples?

Every application is different, which is why thermocouple manufacturers produce a wide variety of thermocouple types to match the specific needs of each business. Different considerations, such as overall operating temperature and environment, will impact exactly which type of thermocouples you need, as some will be much more viable than others.

Of course, it’s easy to choose if you know every type of thermocouple by heart. That’s why we’re putting together a quick rundown of different thermocouple types to help you decide which one is right for your applications, including the Type K thermocouple.


What are Type J Thermocouples?

Thermocouples are designed to provide you with reliable, accurate temperature readings. However, you might not get the results you want if you don’t choose the right type of thermocouple for your application.

There are several different types of thermocouples that you can choose from, but there is no “one-type-fits-all” solution. Instead, it’s key to find out which type of thermocouple is best suited for your applications. Let’s start with one of the most common types of thermocouples available.


What Affects the Service Life of a Thermocouple Sensor?

When it comes to thermocouples, the longer the service life, the better. Unfortunately, a long, healthy service life isn’t always a reality. 

There’s always a chance that a thermocouple can go bad and fail earlier than expected, causing costly downtime that can hurt your business in several ways. To limit the potential for thermocouple issues and extend part life, it’s important to understand some of the factors that affect a thermocouple’s service life.


What is a Wire Braider and How Does It Help Me?

Over the years, GeoCorp has made investments in technology and equipment that allow us to manufacture quality thermocouples and other related products for our customers. There are many steps involved in manufacturing a wide variety of thermocouples, which can require different machines that provide a variety of benefits. One of the tools that can have a big impact on the quality of your thermocouple is a wire braider.


A Quick Guide to Thermocouple Wire Color Coding

Using the wrong thermocouple wire can be a costly mistake. Consistent labeling is key when it comes to differentiating exactly which types of thermocouple wire you’re working with or which types you need to order. That’s why there are established color codes in place to help.

There are two governing bodies that have developed color codes that are generally accepted around the world: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The color code you should follow depends on where you are. GeoCorp is in the U.S., so we follow ANSI color codes, while IEC standards are international.

There are plenty different types of thermocouples, so it’s good to get on the right page when it comes to color codes.


Why Extreme Heat Environments Call for High Temperature Thermocouple Wire

You wouldn’t want a veterinarian performing your heart surgery. Using people or products that aren’t meant for a certain job can be risky, causing future problems that can cost you and your business. That idea applies to high temperature thermocouples.

If your temperature sensors can’t stand the heat, you’ve got a problem. While some thermocouples are designed to measure a wide range of environments, not all designs are meant to handle excessive temperatures. For that, you’ll want a solution meant for use in extreme environments.