FEP, TFE, PFA, Fiberglass, and CERAMAFLEX thermocouple wire each function exceptionally well as a high temperature cable in many applications. FEP Wire and PFA Insulated Thermocouple Wire may be used as general use extension wire. TFE Wire may be used for aircraft and petroleum processing. Fiberglass Wire is ideal for general applications requiring moderate abrasion, moisture resistance, and wide temperature capabilities. CERAMAFLEX Wire is an excellent probe in high temperature applications. Different types, such as type k thermocouple and type t thermocouple, are available in each material.
Although every high temperature cable we stock operates well in high temperature environments, some cables can withstand higher temperatures than others. Service temperatures (maximum temperatures) for the high temperature cable listed above range from 400°F to 2200°F. CERAMAFLEX may even be used intermittently in temperatures up to 2600°F.
When investigating the best high temperature cable for your requirements, be sure to examine conductor listings. For thermocouple wire, conductors are designated by a "Type" labeling that refers to the materials used in the wire. For example, Type K Thermocouple Wire refers to “Chromel/Alumel” and Type T Thermocouple Wire refers to “Copper/Constantan.”
Type K and Type T are suitable for diverse measuring applications. Type K thermocouple wire, widely popular, is designated as general-purpose and is usually low cost. Type T thermocouple wire is commonly preferred for uses such as electrical generators. Type K and Type T are just a sampling of the styles of high temperature cable that we offer. Although these our are most frequently requested types, we carry other styles, including Type N and Type J. Type N Wire is made with Nicrosil/Nisil and Type J Wire is made with Iron/Constantan.
AWC’s product pages, listed above, display our complete line of Type K thermocouple wire, Type T thermocouple wire, and other products. If you have any questions about any of these products, please contact an Allied Wire representative. We are happy to help find a high temperature cable that meets your requirements.
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