The response time of a temperature probe is determined by introducing the probe to a step change in temperature and measuring how long the probe takes to reach a certain proportion of its final, steady-state reading. Normally, T50 (the time taken to reach 50% of the final reading) or T90 (the time taken to reach 90% of the final reading) are stated.
Field-proven method of determination: Put the temperature probe in an ice cold water bath and let it reach a steady-state. Then transfer it quickly to a column of steam and monitor its resistance until a steady state is reached again.
Our temperature probes are normally supplied with sockets type LEMO® size 1. Should you need a different LEMO® size or a plug instead of a socket, we can offer corresponding adaptors.
We can also supply temperature probes with your specific plug or socket. You can find below the most important dimensions for determination of LEMO® plugs and sockets.
Do you need a different temperature probe? No problem – we can quote for your special requirements.
We can coat your temperature probes or thermometers with a PTFEGlossaryPTFEPolytetrafluoroethylene heat shrinkable tubing so that they have the chemical resistance of PTFEGlossaryPTFEPolytetrafluoroethylene . Even if the probes or thermometers break, there is no risk of contamination due to the PTFEGlossaryPTFEPolytetrafluoroethylene coating.
Because of the thin coating, the probe or thermometer has slower response behaviour.
For coating, your probe/thermometer has to resist a short-time temperature of minimum +250°C.