Types and uses of thermocouples
Type B thermocouples are used extensively in the steel and iron industry to monitor temperatures and chemistry throughout the steel making process.
Widely used in space vehicles, nuclear reactors, industrial heating, or wherever extremely high temperatures may be present, Type C thermocouples also find use in high-pressure research applications and are well suited for vacuum furnaces at extremely high temperatures.
Type E thermocouples are used in sub-zero, oxidising or inert applications, and are ideal for cryogenic, pharmaceutical, and chemical applications where critical measurements are required in small increments.
Recommended for vacuum, inert, and reducing atmospheres, Type J thermocouples can be used exposed or unexposed.
Used for measurements in many different types of environments such as water, mild chemical solutions, gases, and dry areas, Type K thermocouples are found in engines, oil heaters, and boilers, and also used as thermometers in hospitals and the food industry.
Offering excellent thermoelectric stability, Type N thermocouples can be used in vacuum or controlled atmospheres, and are developed to replace type K in nuclear applications.
Type R and Type S:
These thermocouples are used in heat treating and control sensors, semiconductor industry, glass manufacturing, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Type T thermocouples are used in food monitoring and environmental applications.