At Peak Sensors we are proud to have written and featured in the latest edition of the Process Industry Informer online publication. Peter Smith, Director and Owner of Peak Sensors, wrote about ‘Resistance Thermometers versus Thermocouples’. An interesting article explaining the differences between RTs and thermocouples.
Here is a taste of the article:
Thermocouples (TCs) and Resistance Thermometers (RTs) are both contact temperature sensors. They need to be in the environment they are measuring for them to work. Both devices are commonly used in industry and have significant differences which will be touched upon in this article.
So Many Names
Resistance Thermometers can be referred to by many names, some of these include Resistance Thermometer Detector, RTs, RTDs, Pt100s, Pt1000s, Platinum Resistance Thermometers (PRTs), Pt500 or Pt200 sensor.