Cut and Stripped Style AB

CUT AND STRIPPED STYLE AB

Detail Watlow’s Style AB thermocouple allows self termination of the thermocouple. Style AB is simply a section of XACTPAK material, junctioned and stripped and is the most basic of all the mineral insulated thermocouple styles.
  Its XACTPAK mineral insulation construction protects the thermocouple from moisture, thermal shock, high temperatures and high pressure.
Performance Capabilities Maximum temperature depends on sheath material,
calibration and other variables
Features and Benefits  
Cold end stripped and sealed with epoxy Inhibits moisture penetration
Dual element style Allows two instruments to run from the same element,
reducing costs
  Watlow’s mineral insulated (MI) thermocouples are fast-responding, durable and capable of handling high temperatures.
  Manufactured with best-in-class XACTPAK®, Watlow’s trademark for metal sheathed, mineral insulated (MI) thermocouple material, XACTPAK responds fast because the protective metal outer sheath allows use of smaller diameter thermocouple conductors. The rock hard compacted MgO insulation further enhances the sensor’s ability to “read” temperature by transferring heat quickly to the measuring junction.
  The XACTPAK protecting sheath and compacted insulation outperform bare wire thermocouples in most applications.
Performance Capabilities Easily handles temperatures up to 2200°F (1200°C)
  Meets or exceeds initial calibration tolerances per ASTM E 230
Features and Benefits  
Special mineral insulation Protects thermocouple from moisture and thermal shock
  Permits operation in high temperature, high pressure environments
Diameters as small as 0.020 in. (0.50 mm) Ideal when physical space or extremely fast response are critical
Flexibility of the XACTPAK material Allows forming and bending of the thermocouple, without risk of cracking, to meet design requirements
Outer sheath Protects wires from oxidation and hostile environments
Wide range of sheath materials, diameters and calibrations Meet specific requirements
In-house manufacturing of XACTPAK material Rigid quality control procedures
  Ensures high standards are met
  Single source reliability
Custom capabilities Include options such as special lead lengths, lead wires and terminations
Typical Applications Heat treating
  Furnaces/kilns
  Turbines
  Bearing temperature
  Power stations
  Steam generators
  Diesel engines
  Nuclear reactors
  Atomic research
  Jet engines and test cells
  Rocket engines
  Semiconductor manufacturing
  Refineries/oil processing
  Catalytic reformers
  Food processing