Thermocouples are generally used with an outer protecting tube or pocket / thermowell to protect it from corrosive process conditions. This improves the life of the thermocouple. However, response time is compromised.
To overcome above problem, MI Thickwall Thermocouple are designed having thicker wall with relatively larger conductor diameters. This construction enables the user to insert the thermocouple directly in the process medium without a protecting tube or pocket/ thermowell, thus improving the response time to a great extent in some process conditions.
Thickwall thermocouple offers high performance and longer life in harsh process environments, providing improved resistance to temperature, vibration, impact, corrosion and abrasion.
These type of thermocouples, are very well suited to harsh, high temperature process environments such as incinerators, heat treatment furnaces and industrial ovens, and hence can be used effectively for measuring the temperature of molten metal also.
In such type, the gap between the element and the thick wall sheath is densely filled with high purity magnesium oxide (MgO), which prevents any residual air from penetrating the sheath and enables the product to withstand severe conditions, providing excellent corrosion and heat resistance.
This enables faster response times compared to conventional standard thermocouple assembly… The thermocouple element is protected by the thick wall sheath and high purity magnesium oxide, which can be supplied in large diameters with a very thick wall sheath providing a high resistance to vibration and impact shocks.