Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bimetallic Thermometers With Adjustable Angle and Rotating Head Make Installation Simple

dial face bimetallic industrial thermometer with adjustable stem
Bimetallic Thermometer
Courtesy US Gauge
A bimetallic thermometer relies on the deformation of a bimetal spring or strip in response to a given temperature. The mechanical deformation is transformed into rotational movement of the indicating needle on the instrument face, where the corresponding temperature can be read by a technician or operator. This design principle has been in use throughout laboratories, kitchens, and industry for many years and has proven to be predictably accurate, stable, and rugged.

The major advantages of the bimetallic thermometer are its relative cost, ease of use, and ability to function without any power source. While this class of instruments provides operability up to +1000°F, the operating principle does not tend to provide similar accuracy at very low temperatures.

When applying dial faced thermometers, the main considerations beyond selecting the appropriate temperature range are the diameter of the dial and the mounting arrangement. US Gauge, an Ametek brand, provides a line of bimetallic thermometers for industrial process applications with a large degree of built-in flexibility to make selection and installation very simple. Three and five inch dial faces are offered, along with a selection of temperature ranges and stem lengths. The stem can be adjusted to almost any angle to provide good view of the face, and the head can be rotated over 180°.

Provided just below is a data sheet and description of the ADJ Series from US Gauge. Share your instrumentation challenges with the product application experts at Miller Energy. Combine your process knowledge with their product expertise and develop the the best solutions.