Temperature probes are used to make measurements of air, liquid or surface temperatures and are available in various forms such as thermocouple, thermistor and PT100 to complement thermometers and temperature data logging instrumentation. The internal sensor of the probe produces a voltage that varies with temperature, this voltage is then read by the connect instrumentation to give a measurement. Temperature probes feature varying lengths of cables and in most cases a plug to offer quick and easy installation. Constructed from stainless steel, temperature probes are heavy duty making them suitable for harsh environments within industrial or commercial settings. All this whilst providing highly accurate and reliable measurements. You can find out more in our temperature probes guide.
Resistive Temperature Detectors (RTD) - An RTD is also known as a resistive temperature detectors, these are highly precise temperature probes that are constructed by highly conductive metals, such as platinum, copper or nickel. Offering a wide range of temperatures, however longevity can be an issue, so will need replacing often.
What are the types of Temperature Probes
Typical Applications for Temperature Probes
Temperature probes are known for their robust design meaning they are ideal for many general-purpose industrial, commercial and scientific applications where accurate temperature measurement and monitoring are key. They are also essential in ensuring equipment is functioning correctly or accurately measuring during testing and investigations. These sensor probes are often used in the following areas:
- Air conditioning and refrigeration
- Chemical industry
- Plastics processing
- Stoves and grills
- Food processing