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Thermocouple Color Codes and Thermocouple Reference

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International Thermocouple Color Codes — Thermocouple and Extension Grade Wires

A NSI Code

A lloy Combination +Lead -Lead

Thermocouple Color Coding Thermocouple Grade Extension Grade

Maximum Temperature Useful Range 0 to 750°C (32 to 1382°F) The rm . Grade 0 to 200°C (32 to 392°F) Ex t. Grade -200 to 1250°C (-328 to 2282°F) The rm . Grade 0 to 200°C (32 to 392°F) Ex t. Grade 0 to 80°C (32 to 176°F) Ex t. Grade -200 to 350°C (-328 to 662°F) The rm . Grade -60 to 100°C (-76 to 212°F) Ex t. Grade

EMF (mV) Over Max. Temperature Range

Limits of Error** (Whichever is Greater) Standard Special

0 to 750°C (32 to 1382°F) -8.095 to 69.553

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C O NSTANTAN C O PPER NIC KEL C u-Ni

2.2°C or 0.75%

1.1°C or 0.4%

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ALO MEGA NIC KELALUMINIUM Ni-Al (m agne tic) C O NSTANTAN C O PPER NO NE NO NE NIC KEL ESTABLISHED ESTABLISHED C u-Ni C O NSTANTAN C O PPER NIC KEL C u-Ni

-6.458 to 54.886

-200 to 1250°C (-328 to 2282°F) 2.2°C or 0.75% Above 0°C 2.2°C or 2.0% Be low 0°C 1.1°C or 0.4%

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C O PPER Cu

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C O PPER Cu

-6.528 to 20.872

-200 to 350°C (-328 to 662°F) 1.0°C or 0.75% Above 0°C 1.0°C or 1.5% Be low 0°C 0.5°C or 0.4%

International A NSI International IEC 584-3 CODE IEC 584-3 Intrinsically Safe J

CZECH BRITISH to BS 1843

NETHERLA NDS GERMA N to DIN 43710

JA PA NESE to JIS C 1610-1981

FRENCH to NFC 42324

Comments Environment Bare Wire R e ducing, Vacuum , Ine rt. Lim ite d Use in O x idising at High Te m pe rature s Not R e com m e nde d for Low Te m pe rature s C le an O x idising and Ine rt. Lim ite d Use in Vacuum or R e ducing. W ide Te m pe rature R ange . Most Popular C alibration Alte rnative to KX Type Ex te nsion W ire for Low Te m pe rature s; Not R e com m e nde d for Ge ne ral Use Mild O x idising, R e ducing Vacuum or Ine rt. Good W he re Moisture is Pre se nt, Low Te m pe rature and C ryoge nic Applications

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International Thermocouple Color Codes — Thermocouple and Extension Grade Wires

A NSI Code

A lloy Combination +Lead -Lead

Thermocouple Color Coding Thermocouple Extension Grade Grade

Maximum Temperature Useful Range

EMF (mV) Over Max. Temperature Range

Limits of Error** (Whichever is Greater) Standard Special -200 to 900°C (-328 to 1652°F) 1.7°C or 0.5% Above 0°C

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C HR O MEGA NIC KELC HR O MIUM

C O NSTANTAN C O PPER NIC KEL

-200 to 900°C (-328 to 1652°F) The rm . Grade 0 to 200°C

-9.835 to 76.373

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6°C or 0.4% R PLATINUM 13% R HO DIUM Pt-13% R h PLATINUM PT NO NE ESTABLISHED 0 to 1450°C (32 to 2642°F) The rm .0% Be low 0°C N O MEGA-P NIC R O SIL Ni-C r-Si O MEGA-N NISIL Ni-Si-Mg -270 to 1300°C (-450 to 2372°F) The rm .5°C to 425°C 1.345 to 47. Grade 0 to 260°C (32 to 500°F) Ex t. Grade 0 to 1700°C (32 to 3092°F) The rm . Grade 0 to 870°C (32 to 1600°F) Ex t. Grade 0 to 150°C (32 to 300°F) Ex t.101 1. Be ware of C ontam ination.9/6/12 E Thermocouple Color Codes and Thermocouple Reference C HR O MIUM Ni-C r NIC KEL C u-Ni 0 to 200°C (32 to 392°F) Ex t.7°C or 1. Grade 0 to 100°C (32 to 212°F) Ex t.236 to 18.506 4.820 PLATINUM 6% R HO DIUM Pt-6% R h NO NE ESTABLISHED 0.226 to 21. (Whichever is Greater) Temperature Range Standard Special U* B PLATINUM 30% R HO DIUM Pt-30% R h 0 to 1700°C (32 to 3092°F) 0 to 13. Highe st EMF C hange pe r De gre e N No Standard Use Am e rican C olor C ode s Alte rnative To Type K More Stable at High Te m ps O x idising or Ine rt. Be ware of C ontam ination.6°C or 0.5°C to 425°C 1.2°C or 0.5% ove r Not 800°C Establishe d G* (W ) TUNGSTEN W TUNGSTENNO NE 26% R HENIUM ESTABLISHED W -26% R e 0 to 38.0% to Not Establishe d 2/3 .0% to 2320°C Not Establishe d C* (W 5) TUNGSTENTUNGSTENNO NE 5% R HENIUM 26% R HENIUM ESTABLISHED W -5% R e W -26% R e 0 to 37. Grade 0 to 150°C (32 to 300°F) Ex t. Lim ite d Use in Vacuum or R e ducing.4% 2.omega.1% S PLATINUM 10% R HO DIUM Pt-10% R h PLATINUM PT NO NE ESTABLISHED 0 to 1450°C (32 to 2642°F) The rm . Grade 0 to 2320°C (32 to 4208°F) The rm .5°C or 0.com/techref/thermcolorcodes. Do Not Inse rt in Me tal Tube s.25% 0.835 to 76.5°C to 425°C 1. High Te m pe rature O x idising or Ine rt. Grade 0 to 2320°C (32 to 4208°F) The rm . Grade 0 to 1450°C (32 to 2642°F) -0.066 4.25% 0. Grade -4. Grade 0 to 200°C (32 to 392°F) Ex t. Grade -9. Grade 0 to 260°C Limits of Error** EMF (mV) Over Max.0% to 2320°C Not Establishe d www.75% Above 0°C 2.html D* (W 3) TUNGSTENTUNGSTEN3% R HENIUM 25% R HENIUM NO NE ESTABLISHED 0 to 39.0% Be low 1.1°C or 0. Grade 0 to 2320°C (32 to 4208°F) The rm .2°C or 2.564 4.5°C or 0. Do Not Inse rt in Me tal Tube s. Grade 0 to 1450°C (32 to 2642°F) -0.513 1. High Te m pe rature R S International Thermocouple Color Codes — Thermocouple and Extension Grade Wires A NSI Code A lloy Combination +Lead C O PPER Cu -Lead C O PPER -LO W NIC KEL C u-Ni Thermocouple Color Coding Thermocouple Extension Grade Grade NO NE ESTABLISHED Maximum Temperature Useful Range 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F) Ex t.693 1.373 0°C 1.0°C 0°C or 0.1% International A NSI International IEC 584-3 CODE IEC 584-3 Intrinsically Safe E CZECH BRITISH to BS 1843 NETHERLA NDS GERMA N to DIN 43710 JA PA NESE to JIS C 1610-1981 FRENCH to NFC 42324 Comments Environment Bare Wire O x idising or Ine rt.

1992 Annual Book of ASTM Standards Establishe d International A NSI International IEC 584-3 CODE IEC 584-3 Intrinsically Safe U* CZECH BRITISH to BS 1843 NETHERLA NDS GERMA N to DIN 43710 JA PA NESE to JIS C 1610-1981 FRENCH to NFC 42324 Comments Environment Bare Wire Ex te nsion Grade C onne cting W ire for R & S The rm ocouple s.omega. Not for O x idising Atm osphe re Vacuum . Also Known as R X and SX Ex te nsion W ire B No Standard Use C oppe r W ire No Standard Use C oppe r W ire No Standard Use Am e rican C olor C ode s O x idising or Ine rt. Be ware of Em brittle m e nt.9/6/12 (W 3) 3% R HENIUM 25% R HENIUM ESTABLISHED W -3% R e W -25% R e ‡Extension Grade Thermocouple Color Codes and Thermocouple Reference *Not Official Symbol or Standard 0 to 39. Grade **ASTM Standard E230-87. High Te m pe rature .506 0 to 260°C 1. Inc. Not Practical Be low 399°C (750°F). Be ware of C ontam ination. Do Not Inse rt in Me tal Tube s. Not Practical Be low 399°C (750°F). Not for O x idising Atm osphe re Vacuum . Not Practical Be low 399°C (750°F). C om m on Use in Glass Industry Vacuum . Hydroge n. | OMEGA Priv acy Statement | Terms and Conditions MXV MMV | 72 www. Ine rt. Ine rt. Hydroge n. Be ware of Em brittle m e nt.0% to (32 to 500°F) 2320°C Ex t. Not for O x idising Atm osphe re G* (W ) C* (W 5) No Standard Use Am e rican C olor C ode s D* (W 3) No Standard Use Am e rican C olor C ode s © Copyright 2003-2012 | OMEGA ENGINEERING. Hydroge n. Be ware of Em brittle m e nt.com/techref/thermcolorcodes.html 3/3 . Ine rt.