The Most Common Applications for Thermocouples

We all measure temperature in some way just about every day. The temp gauge on our car, or the temperature of our dryer, or how hot the water is coming out of the tap. Most of these measurements are made with a product used heavily in the industry because of its durability. This device is called a thermocouple. In a …

What Are Thermowells and When Should You Use One?

As temperature sensors are typically not designed to be exposed directly to process conditions or media, how do you install them so they can do their job? The answer is a thermowell. Thermowells are a piping component that allows process piping integrity to be maintained while providing a protective sheath around and connection for a temperature sensor. Thermowells also allows …

Common temperature sensors known as Thermocouples and RTDs?

What Are Thermocouples and RTDs? Thermocouples and RTDs are the most common types of temperature sensors used in commercial and industrial applications. The following dialog provides an overview of these sensors with some basic knowledge to get you started in choosing the correct sensor for your application. What Are Thermocouples and RTDs? How do you make the choice between using …

What Is a Needle Valve and How Does It Work?

A needle valve is a specialized valve typically used in instrument installation applications in the process industries. Needle valves allow for the slow and partial opening of the valve which is desirable in that it does not “shock” the instrument in which it is installed. Needle valves can also be used to regulate flow and pressure given their construction. Let’s …

What Is a Pressure Gauge and When Do You Need One?

In some occurrences, knowing the force of pressure is important to the function of whatever process is in need of this quantification. For most people, pressure starts and ends as a headache. However, that’s not really what pressure is or means. In this article, we will cover how pressure is determined in fluids, what a pressure gauge is and its …

Connection Technology Center (CTC)

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KEYENCE CORPORATION’s new Gas Flowmeter

Keyence is excited to announce the release of their new FD-G Gas Flowmeter. This clamp on ultrasonic is capable of measuring Air, Nitrogen, and many other compressed gases. Check it out at Keyence’s website.