Most industrial facilities rely on some form of temperature measurement in order to monitor and control processes. One of the most critical aspects of temperature measurement is the thermowell. A thermowell is a protective sleeve that houses the temperature sensor. It acts as a barrier between the process and the sensor, allowing the sensor to be removed or replaced without disrupting the process. The thermowell is basically the component that is used to protect sensors from high temperatures. In order to prevent damage to the sensor, a thermowell is often used. This tube-like component is inserted into the process stream. The sensor is placed inside the thermowell. The thermowell protects the sensor from the high temperatures of the process stream. The thermowell also allows the sensor to be removed from the process stream without interrupting the process. Thermowells are often subjected to harsh conditions, which can lead to corrosion and wear. In order to protect the thermowell and extend its lifespan, many facilities specify a special coating for their thermowells.
Thermowell Special Coating
Thermowells are often coated with a special coating to protect the sensor from the high temperatures of the process stream. The coating also allows the sensor to be removed from the process stream without interrupting the process. The coating is applied to the thermowell before the sensor is placed inside the thermowell. The coating is applied to the outside & inside of the thermowell, to the sensor, lead wires, electrical connections, solder joints, terminals, housing, base, cover, mounting bracket, support bracket, gasket, seals, o-rings, washers, screws, and nuts & bolts.
Variety of Thermowell Special Coatings
There are a variety of special coatings that can be applied to thermowells, depending on the specific needs of the application. Some common special coatings include:
- Boron Nitride
The type of special coating that is applied to a thermowell will depend on the specific needs of the application. In many cases, a combination of coatings may be used in order to achieve the desired results. If you are specifying a thermowell for a temperature measurement application, be sure to discuss your coating requirements with your supplier. They will be able to recommend the best coating for your particular application.
Tests on Thermowell
Some Thermowell tests include the following:
- Material tests
- Dimensional tests
- Dye penetration tests
- Hydrostatic pressure tests
Thermowell Material Selection
The choice of material is the most significant aspect in the service life of a thermowell. Selection of the thermowell is entirely based on the application temperature & process environment.
- Connection: This happens to be the installation factor
- Insertion Length: This happens to be the accuracy factor
- Bore Size: This happens to be the interchangeability factor
- Tapered/Straight Well: This happens to be the factor for velocity rating
PTC 19.3 Thermowell Standardization
ASME (American-Society-of-Mechanical-Engineers) PTC (Performance-Test-Codes) have been made use of for determining the performances of particular, mechanical equipment that tend to be constructed for meeting some required criteria for performance as well as operability.
Thermowell Special Coating is a type of coating that is applied to thermowells in order to protect them from the environment and extend their life. There are many different types of thermowell special coatings available, each with its own set of benefits. Choosing the right coating for your thermowell is important in order to get the most out of it. Contact Heatcon for the best range of products in this domain.