Glass melting, fining and conditioning processes require the application of special thermocouple technology capable of accurate measurement whilst demonstrating the minimum in temperature drift over time.
The extremely high temperatures and challenging atmospheric conditions involved in glass melting, fining and conditioning processes require the application of special thermocouple technology.
These thermocouples need to be capable of accurate measurement whilst demonstrating the minimum in temperature drift over time. This long term stability is a key factor in a glass manufacturer’s ability to control and operate processes to the limits of acceptable glass quality whilst achieving the best in energy efficiency.
Furthermore, if thermocouple technology is applied to measure and protect critical areas of the furnace, such as the crown against overheating, it is imperative that these sensors are both reliable and robust over long periods of time. Invensys Eurotherm design, supply, maintain and service a broad range of glass customer specified high temperature thermocouples around the globe.
In fact almost all is possible; thermocouples with single/double and triple type S-R and B element(s) , thermo element wire diameters from 0,3 to 0,5 mm. Protection thimbles made from pure Pt (ZGR/ODS/FKS-stabilized), PtRh90/10% and PtRh 80/20 as well as precious metal coating by Pt and PtRh (ACT). Diameter of precious metal thimbles from 6mm up to 12mm or even more. Wall thicknesses starting from 0,2 mm. Length and dimension according to customer’s needs and demands. Invensys Eurotherm says it can recycle scrap, old Pt-PtRh tubes and thermo-element wires. Invensys Eurotherm credits your company’s account, debits new deliveries of precious metal to your account and helps you to improve your thermocouple designs.