Select the Most Suitable Temperature Sensor

Understand the pros and cons of RTDs and thermocouples

Omar Ghazi, Emerson Process Management
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Temperature plays a critical role in nearly every industrial operation throughout the process industries. In some highly sensitive processes, a change in temperature of as little as 1–2% can result not only in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars but also in the creation of a potentially dangerous situation. That’s why knowing which temperature measuring device to use for an application is so important. Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) and thermocouples are the most commonly used sensor types in the process industry today. Each operates on different physical principles and offers distinct advantages and disadvantages when it comes to meeting…

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