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The Ashcroft blog provides helpful information about pressure and temperature instruments. Gain the knowledge you need to keep your business running!

Tino Goncalves, Temperature Product Manager

Tino is the Temperature Product Manager here at Ashcroft. With over 20 years of experience in test and measurement instruments, he holds a Bachelor of Science in management and electrical engineering.

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Thermowells | Wake Frequency | Vortex Thermowell

If you work in process industries like oil and gas or chemical/petrochemical, you know that a thermowell is a critical component that can help ensure the safe operation of your systems. That's because it is the thermowell's job to protect the temperature monitoring instruments from system pressure, high-velocity flow and corrosive media. However, keep in mind that selecting the wrong thermowell to do the job can have negative consequences that will put the safety of your process and your people at serious risk. Ashcroft has been in the temperature measurement business for decades. As the firm's temperature product manager, I know that flanged thermowells are typically the preferred choice for these applications because of their design and cost. In reality, though, even when the cost feels prohibitive, there are certain situations where a Vortex Thermowell may be your only option. In this article, you will learn about the forces that can make a thermowell fail and the factors to consider when determining whether the Vortex Thermowell is worth the added expense. You will also get links to additional resources related to this topic that may be of interest to you.

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RTD | temperature sensor

There are many instruments used for temperature measurement, but electrical temperature sensors tend to be the most common method. A resistance temperature detector or RTD temperature sensor converts the measured temperature value into an electrical signal. But do you know how an RTD actually works? This article will discuss RTD sensors, their function and how they can help provide accurate temperature measurements for your application.

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thermometer | gas-actuated thermometer

If your application is impacted by a wide temperature range or harsh vibration, you need temperature-measuring equipment that can withstand the extreme environment. You must also be able to read the temperature safely away from dangerous conditions. Otherwise, you may risk equipment damage, which can lead to downtime for your business. So, what temperature instrument is best for these situations? This article will discuss gas-actuated thermometers, when to use them and the advantages they can offer your application.

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RTD | thermocouple | Oil & Gas

Temperature sensors are key components in helping to ensure a safe and reliable application. RTDs and thermocouples both provide accurate and repeatable temperature measurements for your process. But, how do you know which sensor is the best one to use in your application?

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Thermowells | coated thermowell

Thermowells are used to protect your temperature measurement instruments from the elements, which means they are often exposed to extreme environments and temperatures. Protecting the thermowell can help keep your temperature instruments safe and your application running. But how do you protect an instrument that’s designed to protect other instruments?