Base Metal Thermocouples

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.

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Base Metal Thermocouple Types

There are five types of base metal thermocouple all made from nickel alloys with slightly different characteristics and specifications.

Type K Thermocouple

The most common type of thermocouple.

Type J Thermocouple

Good in dry & reducing atmospheres.

Type N Thermocouple

High stability.

Type T Thermocouple

Cryogenic sensor. Copes with water present.

Type E Thermocouple

High EMF output. Suited to cryogenic use.

Special Options

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:

  • Special materials

    Materials which would work best in your process are available on request.

  • Special coatings

    Wear and chemical resistant coatings can be applied to sensors e.g. ACT™.

  • Calibration

    Full UKAS or UKAS traceable calibration is available. AMS 2750 E to full or traceable calibration is available.

  • Material Certificates

    Material certificates are available on request.

  • Cabling

    High temperature compensating cable can be supplied fitted to sensor.

  • Pressure testing/tight

    Pressure testing can be conducted and pressure tight designs are available.

  • Lining sheaths

    Ceramic lining sheaths can be added to increase heat resistance.

  • Process Fittngs

    Flange or compression fittings can be added such as an adjustable or welded flange on shank

  • Duplex & Triplex

    Thermocouples can be supply duplex or triplex instead of simplex.

  • Reduced tip options

    Reduced hot junction for fast response or cost saving.

Contact us

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.