UK Manufactured Base Metal Thermocouples
We manufacture and design base metal thermocouple assemblies. Base metal thermocouples are made from conductors containing nickel alloys and depending on thermocouple type are suited for measuring temperatures between -270 to +1300°C. They are a rugged design, suited for tough industrial use.
Base Metal Designs
The base metal thermocouple junction will need contamination protection from the process it is measuring. Each thermocouple should have a protection sheath best suited to its application.
Common designs are:
If you are unsure exactly what you need, get in touch and we can help identify your requirements.
Base Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Ceramic Sheath
The sensor can be protected by a ceramic sheath. There are a variety of ceramic sheaths available each with its own properties.
Base Metal Thermocouple Assembly with Metal Sheath
The sensor can be protected by a stainless or metal alloy sheath. These types of designs are often used in cement works or incinerators.
Base Metal Thermocouple Types
There are five types of base metal thermocouple all made from nickel alloys with slightly different characteristics and specifications.
Type J Thermocouple
Good in dry & reducing atmospheres.
Type K Thermocouple
The most common type of thermocouple.
Type N Thermocouple
Type E Thermocouple
High EMF output. Suited to cryogenic use.
Type T Thermocouple
Cryogenic sensor. Copes with water present.
All our base metal thermocouples are custom made, as such we are able to tailor your sensors exactly to your requirements. There are many options available including:
We’ve made base metal thermocouples for over 15 years and today we are considered the best choice for custom built temperature sensors in the UK. We continue to apply our expertise and invest in the latest technology to provide our customers with the highest quality temperature sensors available.
Contact us with your requirements if you have an existing sensor design or are unsure what you need we’ll be able to find you get the right sensor for your process.