High-Temperature Irradiation-Resistant Thermocouple (HTIR-TC)
Related Patents: 7871198
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The accurate measurement of temperatures between 1100°C and 1700°C is important to the safe, efficient and economical operation of many industries such as electrical power production, processing and refining of chemicals, the fabrication of steel and other metals, and production of glass and ceramic materials. Accurate temperature measurement over time can also be critical to the operation of industrial machinery such as jet engines, nuclear reactors, gasification units, incinerators, and gas turbines. In such temperature environments, thermocouples are the most widely used industrial temperature sensors because they are rugged, affordable and accurate - at least initially. The High Temperature Irradiation Resistant thermocouple (HTIR-TC) is a breakthrough in the field of high temperature measurement. It overcomes the two most critical thermocouple issues plaguing high-temperature operations-signal drift and sensor longevity. It is also the only sensor specifically designed for accurate, reliable measurements in high-temperature radiation environments.