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IECEx Approved Spring Loaded Thermocouples

with a choice of Terminal Heads

Supplied with an IP68 terminal head, these IECEx approved spring loaded semi rigid thermocouples are ideal for installation in thermowell pockets via the threaded flameproof extension piece. Suitable for service temperatures up to 1250°C (minimum stand-off lengths shown on here must be observed).
  • A wide range of protection concepts are available for use in Zones 0, 1 & 2. See table below for details
  • The following thermocouple types are available: K, T, J, N, E, R, S and B
  • For stand-off requirements (Temperature classification T6-T1), see here
  • Available in 4.5m, 6.0mm & 8.0mm diameters in a wide range of sheath materials
  • A floating output with high insulation resistance is given via an insulated measuring junction
  • These sensors can be UKAS calibrated
  • Spring loaded thermocouple insert with wide choice of process connections
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 ia IIC Ga / IIIC Da Intrinsically Safe (Gas/Dust) 0/20
Ex ib IIC Gb / IIIC Db Intrinsically Safe (Gas/Dust) 1/21
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 ia Intrinsically Safe
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 ia Intrinsically Safe – Category 1, Zones 0,1,2 (Gas) & 20,21,22 (Dust)
Available for assemblies with Stainless Steel Terminal Heads
• Ex ia IIC T6...T1 Ga Ta = –40°C to 60°C
• Ex ia IIIC T80°C…T440°C Db
• 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 ib Intrinsically Safe – Category 2, Zones 1,2 (Gas) & 21,22 (Dust)
Available for assemblies with Die Cast Alloy Terminal Heads
• Ex ib IIC T6...T1 Gb Ta = –40°C to 60°C
• Ex ib IIIC T80°C…T440°C Db
• 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
0°C to +1100°C -180°C to +1350°C
T Copper vs Constantan -185°C to +300°C -250°C to +400°C
J Iron vs Constantan +20°C to +700°C -180°C to +750°C
N Nicrosil vs Nisil 0°C to +1100°C -270°C to +1300°C
E Nickel Chromium vs Constantan 0°C to +800°C -40°C to +900°C
R Platinum - 13% Rhodium vs
Platinum
0°C to +1600°C -50°C to +1700°C
S Platinum - 10% Rhodium vs
Platinum
0°C to +1550°C -50°C to +1750°C
B Platinum - 30% Rhodium vs
Platinum 6% Rhodium
+100°C to +1600°C +100°C to +1820°C
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

800°C
310 310 Stainless Steel 1100°C
600 Inconel 600 1100°C
Specialized Sheath Materials
114 Nicrotherm DTM 1250°C
156 Hastelloy X 1220°C
446 AISI 446 1150°C
800 Incoloy 800 1100°C

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