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

EMF (mV) Over Max. Temperature Range

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

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

IR O N Fe (m agne tic)

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

2.2C or 0.75%

1.1C or 0.4%

C HR O MEGA NIC KELC HR O MIUM Ni-C r

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

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C O PPER Cu

C O PPER Cu

-6.528 to 20.872

-200 to 350C (-328 to 662F) 1.0C or 0.75% Above 0C 1.0C or 1.5% Be low 0C 0.5C 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 900C (-328 to 1652F) 1.7C or 0.5% Above 0C

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C HR O MEGA NIC KELC HR O MIUM

C O NSTANTAN C O PPER NIC KEL

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

-9.835 to 76.373

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C HR O MIUM Ni-C r NIC KEL C u-Ni 0 to 200C (32 to 392F) Ex t. Grade

-9.835 to 76.373

0C 1.7C or 1.0% Be low 1.0C 0C or 0.4% 2.2C or 0.75% Above 0C 2.2C or 2.0% Be low 0C

O MEGA-P NIC R O SIL Ni-C r-Si

O MEGA-N NISIL Ni-Si-Mg

-270 to 1300C (-450 to 2372F) The rm . Grade 0 to 200C (32 to 392F) Ex t. Grade

-4.345 to 47.513

1.1C or 0.4%

PLATINUM 13% R HO DIUM Pt-13% R h

PLATINUM PT

NO NE ESTABLISHED

0 to 1450C (32 to 2642F) The rm . Grade 0 to 150C (32 to 300F) Ex t. Grade

0 to 1450C (32 to 2642F)

-0.226 to 21.101

1.5C or 0.25%

0.6C or 0.1%

PLATINUM 10% R HO DIUM Pt-10% R h

PLATINUM PT

NO NE ESTABLISHED

0 to 1450C (32 to 2642F) The rm . Grade 0 to 150C (32 to 300F) Ex t. Grade

0 to 1450C (32 to 2642F) -0.236 to 18.693

1.5C or 0.25%

0.6C 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. Lim ite d Use in Vacuum or R e ducing. Highe st EMF C hange pe r De gre e

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. Do Not Inse rt in Me tal Tube s. Be ware of C ontam ination. High Te m pe rature O x idising or Ine rt. Do Not Inse rt in Me tal Tube s. Be ware of C ontam ination. High Te m pe rature

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 50C (32 to 122F) Ex t. Grade 0 to 1700C (32 to 3092F) The rm . Grade 0 to 100C (32 to 212F) Ex t. Grade 0 to 2320C (32 to 4208F) The rm . Grade 0 to 260C (32 to 500F) Ex t. Grade 0 to 2320C (32 to 4208F) The rm . Grade 0 to 870C (32 to 1600F) Ex t. Grade 0 to 2320C (32 to 4208F) The rm . Grade 0 to 260C

Limits of Error** EMF (mV) Over Max. (Whichever is Greater) Temperature Range Standard Special

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PLATINUM 30% R HO DIUM Pt-30% R h

0 to 1700C (32 to 3092F) 0 to 13.820

PLATINUM 6% R HO DIUM Pt-6% R h

NO NE ESTABLISHED

0.5% ove r Not 800C Establishe d

G* (W )

TUNGSTEN W

TUNGSTENNO NE 26% R HENIUM ESTABLISHED W -26% R e

0 to 38.564

4.5C to 425C 1.0% to 2320C

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 37.066

4.5C to 425C 1.0% to 2320C

Not Establishe d

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D* (W 3)

TUNGSTENTUNGSTEN3% R HENIUM 25% R HENIUM

NO NE ESTABLISHED

0 to 39.506

4.5C to 425C 1.0% to

Not Establishe d

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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 39.506 0 to 260C 1.0% to (32 to 500F) 2320C Ex t. Grade **ASTM Standard E230-87, 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; Also Known as R X and SX Ex te nsion W ire

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. Do Not Inse rt in Me tal Tube s. Be ware of C ontam ination. High Te m pe rature . C om m on Use in Glass Industry Vacuum , Ine rt, Hydroge n. Be ware of Em brittle m e nt. Not Practical Be low 399C (750F). Not for O x idising Atm osphe re Vacuum , Ine rt, Hydroge n. Be ware of Em brittle m e nt. Not Practical Be low 399C (750F). Not for O x idising Atm osphe re Vacuum , Ine rt, Hydroge n. Be ware of Em brittle m e nt. Not Practical Be low 399C (750F). 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

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