Products

ATEX / IECEx Approved Spring Loaded Thermocouples

with a choice of Terminal Heads

These semi rigid spring loaded thermocouples are supplied with an IP68 terminal head and threaded flameproof extension and are ideal for installation in thermowell pockets and where good contact with the process is required. They can be used with service temperatures up to 2280ºF (minimum stand-off lengths shown on here must be observed).
  • Available in a wide range of protection concepts for Zones 0, 1 & 2 use. See table below for details
  • Temperature classification T6-T1, see here for stand-off requirements
  • Available in thermocouple types K, T, J, N, E, R, S and B
  • Sheath diameters from 0.188" to 0.313" in a wide choice of materials
  • Insulated measuring junction gives a floating output with high insulation resistance
  • Spring loaded thermocouple insert with wide choice of process connections
  • UKAS calibration available.
Available with the following approvals:

Protection Type Description Zone
Ex nA IIC Gc Non-Sparking (Gas) 2
Ex d IIC Gb Flameproof (Gas) 1
Ex ib IIC Ga/Da Intrinsically Safe (Gas/Dust) 1
Ex tb IIIC Db Enclosure (Dust) 21
Ex tc IIIC Dc Enclosure (Dust) 22



Enquiry Form

1. Thermocouple Type


2. Protection Concept


Concept Type Select
Ex d Flameproof/Explosion Proof
Ex ib Intrinsically Safe
Ex nA Non-Sparking
Ex tb Enclosure
Ex tc Enclosure

Your chosen concept is:


Ex d Flameproof/Explosion Proof – Category 2, Zones 1,2 (Gas)
• Ex d IIC T6...T1 Gb Ta = –40°C to 60°C
• Standard EN IEC 60079-1 refers
• Designed to contain an explosion and quench the flame
• Sensors incorporate a suitable heavy duty enclosure or threaded fitting with tight seals

Your chosen concept is:


Ex e Increased Safety – Category 2, Zones 1,2 (Gas)
• Ex e IIC T6...T1 Gb Ta = –40°C to 60°C
• Standard EN IEC 60079-7 refers
• Design ensures no arcs, sparks or hot surfaces that could ignite an explosive mixture with a minimum IP54 enclosure rating
• Sensors incorporate a suitable heavy duty enclosure or threaded fitting with tight seals

Your chosen concept is:


Ex ib Intrinsically Safe – Category 2, Zones 1,2 (Gas) & 21,22 (Dust)
• Ex ib IIC T6...T1 Gb Ta = –40°C to 60°C
• Standard EN IEC 60079-11 refers
• Designed to limit the energy of arcs or sparks that could potentially ignite an explosive mixture
• Sensors used in this area must be wired through a suitably approved barrier
• Optional approved 4 to 20mA transmitters available

Your chosen concept is:


Ex nA Non-Sparking – Category 3, Zone 2 (Gas)
• Ex nA IIC Gc T6…T2
• Standard EN IEC 60079-15 refers
• No arcs, sparks or hot surfaces

Your chosen concept is:


Ex tb Enclosure – Category 2, Zones 21, 22 (Dust)
• Ex tb IIIC T80°C…T440°C Db
• Standard EN IEC 60079-31 refers
• Protects against combustible and conductive dusts, rugged tight enclosures are used

Your chosen concept is:


Ex tc Non-Sparking – Category 3, Zone 22 (Dust)
• Ex tc IIIC T85°C...T450°C Dc
• Standard EN IEC 61241 refers
• Protects against combustible dusts
• Sensors incorporate a suitable heavy duty enclosure with IP6X seal

3. Sheath Material


4. Sheath Diameter


5. Overall Sheath Length ( 'L')


 mm*

6. Types of Sensing Junction


Illustration Select
INSULATED Junction
Duplex Element Required? (please tick box)
Triplex Element Required? (please tick box)

7. Terminal Head


8. Extension Piece Length ( 'L1')


 mm*

9. Process Thread


10. Optional (Rotating Union) Fitting


11. Optional 4 to 20mA Transmitter


12. Quantity Required


Contact Details


Company Name


Your Name


Email


Telephone


Additional Information


If your enquiry is for more than one style of sensor, please email us with your requirements or use the box below



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1 Thermocouple Type Temperature Range (continuous) Temperature Range
(short term)
K Nickel Chromium vs
Nickel Aluminium
32°F to +2010°F -290°F to +2460°F
T Copper vs Constantan -300°F to +570°F -420°F to +750°F
J Iron vs Constantan +68°F to +1290°F -290°F to +1380°F
N Nicrosil vs Nisil 32°F to +2010°F -450°F to +2370°F
E Nickel Chromium vs Constantan 32°F to +1470°F -40°F to +1650°F
R Platinum - 13% Rhodium vs
Platinum
32°F to +2820°F -60°F to +3180°F
S Platinum - 10% Rhodium vs
Platinum
32°F to +2910°F -60°F to +3090°F
B Platinum - 30% Rhodium vs
Platinum 6% Rhodium
+212°F to +2910°F +212°F to +3310°F
Temperature ranges refer to the thermocouple type.
The temperature range of the sensor may deviate from the above,
please refer to the product description for more details
2 Sheath Material Max.
Temperature
Standard Sheath Materials
321

321 Stainless Steel

1470°F
310 310 Stainless Steel 2010°F
600 Inconel 600 2010°F
Specialized Sheath Materials
114 Nicrobell D 2280°F
156 Hastelloy X 2230°F
446 AISI 446 2100°F
800 Incoloy 800 2010°F

INSULATED
Hot junction insulated from sheath. Gives floating output with typical insulation resistance in excess of 100 megohms