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.

Troubleshooting a Thermocouple System Wiring

Little problems could be the cause of the failure. For example, a small break in the insulation is all it takes to create a short. A quick examination of the system wiring can provide a lot of answers and simple solutions that can get your sensors running in short order.

If these smaller issues aren’t the cause of the failure, you may be dealing with connector problems that’s affecting the system wiring. Connectors may have corroded over time, especially if they were reused after the last time you changed the thermocouple.

Post-Inspection Steps

Once you’ve determined the issues with your system wiring, you’ll be able to decide a plan of action. Depending on your applications and the thermocouple issues, you’ll have to decide if you can chance the occasional thermocouple failure or if you need to reevaluate the situation so that future problems won’t create costly mistakes in the future.

If you decide that you need to upgrade your thermocouples or need to find solutions to avoid pesky system wiring issues, it’s time to talk to an expert. Contact us today to get in touch with one of our professionals who can offer you quality solutions for your thermocouple problems.

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