MT Series MINOXTM Thermocouples are thermocouple wires with mineral insulation lightly compacted about the conductors and encased in a metal sheath. MINOX Assemblies are specified because of their strength, protection against corrosion and contaminating atmospheres, and ability to be spring loaded to ensure tip contact at well bottom. The output from the element may be directly connected to a variety of thermocouple temperature measuring instruments.
DURABLE CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Thermocouple wires are surrounded by fiberglass insulation and enclosed in a durable metal sheath. The sheath is annealed to remove stresses and increase flexibility. Moisture is removed (and sealed out) from the assembly to provide a high insulation resistance.
For angle use, a bare MINOX thermocouple can be bent on a radius as small as 50 mm (2 in). A wide variety of wells is available for use with high- pressure vessels, corrosive, and abrasive applications.
USABLE WITH A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS
MINOX thermocouples may be directly connected to a variety of instruments such as transmitters, converters, controllers, totalizers, or system input modules.
Small size and compact design result in fast response to temperature changes. Spring-loaded MINOX thermocouples used in wells provide a temperature response approximately twice as fast as that of a comparable 0.75 mm2 or 20 AWG size wire-type thermocouple assembly in a well or in a protection tube. Both earthed (grounded) and isolated junctions are available.