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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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TROUBLESHOOTING THERMOCOUPLE FAILURE: SYSTEM WIRING

Sometimes the smallest issues can lead to big problems. When your business relies on crucial temperature readings from your thermocouples, it can pay to pay identify individual factors that may have cause part failure. Issues with system wiring is one area that can cause thermocouple failure, with issues ranging from minor damages to faulty parts or installation. These failures can lead to anything from a quick part replacement to the discovery of potentially widespread issues. Here are some reasons why your system wiring may be the cause of the problem.…

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TROUBLESHOOTING THERMOCOUPLE FAILURE: WIRE AND JUNCTION

Broken parts can ruin a perfectly fine day. Even worse, they can hurt your business’ bottom line by providing you inaccurate information. Thermocouple failure can lead even the best professionals astray, so it’s critical to troubleshoot broken parts to identify what went wrong, what you need to do, and how you can avoid these problems in the future. We’ve already pointed out some troubleshooting tips for thermocouple probe failure, so now we’re highlighting what to look for when there are issues with the wire and junction of a thermocouple.…

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TROUBLESHOOTING THERMOCOUPLE FAILURE: PROBES

When a part fails, it can pay to find out why. Troubleshooting the reasons why a thermocouple fails can give you important information on why your parts are failing. In this post, we’ll consider troubleshooting issues with thermocouple probes.…

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BUILD CUSTOM THERMOCOUPLES ONLINE

Sometimes standard thermocouple options just won’t cut it. Instead of spending hours trying to find available thermocouples that meet your specifications, you can build your own and have them made specially for you. Here’s how you can design your own custom thermocouple online.…

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NOISE REDUCTION TIPS FOR THERMOCOUPLE MEASUREMENTS

When it comes to measurements, noise can be a big problem. Accuracy is hugely important and electrical noise can influence temperature measurements enough that it can be hard to make a correct interpretation of thermocouple readings. Here are four types of noise that can create problems, plus tips on how to deal with them.…

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