An instrument for measuring temperature is a temperature probe. Temperature probes measure changes in resistance in solids, liquids, or gases and convert them into useful information for operators.
Temperature probes are placed on surfaces, inserted into objects, or submerged in liquids to measure temperature changes.
Since every application is different, temperature probes are often custom-made and can be customized, so that different types of temperature probe accessories can be used for different applications, such as connection, cable length, and other specifications that can be adjusted so that they are well suited to the application. Accessories for temperature probes are offered by RS for easier installation and connection.
Wall Ports are sensors that monitor the thermocouple temperature on the wall. With the thermocouple miniature socket, thermometers and thermocouple probes can easily be connected.
A thermocouple extension cable consists of two conductors, each of which has a different material - 'RS cables' are most commonly used with Type K thermocouples, where the positive conductor is chrome (NiCr with a green insulation number) whereas the negative conductor is aluminium (NiAl without insulation).
Extension wires are used for extending thermocouple signals from probes back to instruments that read them. Temperature sensors in gas turbines, for example, are common industrial uses of these sensors, as are laboratory and domestic applications as well.
In clinical settings, body temperatures are routinely measured using infrared ear thermometers, which measure the amount of infrared radiation released by the eardrum during a calibrated period of time. Their simplicity and accuracy make them popular over other types of thermometers, such as oral or rectal thermometers. Infrared ear thermometers have the following benefits:
4. Protection sleeves
Protective sleeves help extend the lifespan of temperature probes by protecting them from damage. Temperature readings can also be improved by insulating the probe.