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Practical temperature measurements

Posted: 08 Jul 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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The purpose of this application note is to explore the more common temperature measurement techniques and introduce procedures for improving their accuracy.

We will focus on the four most common temperature transducers: the thermocouple, the Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD), the thermistor and the IC sensor. Despite the widespread popularity of the thermocouple, it is frequently misused. For this reason, we will concentrate primarily on thermocouple measurement techniques.

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