ASTM-E608 Standard Specification for Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Base Metal Thermocouples

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Standard Specification for Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Base Metal Thermocouples



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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for mineral-insulated, metal-sheathed base metal thermocouples for industrial or high-reliability applications. It applies specifically to thermocouples fabricated from sheathed thermocouple material conforming to Specification E 585/E 585M. Provisions are made for selecting thermoelements, insulation, and sheath material, and measuring junction configuration, thermocouple assembly length, and the type of transition or termination.

1.2 This specification also includes provisions for Quality Assurance or Verification Program Requirements, or both, as a purchaser's option.

1.3 The values stated in SI (metric) units or inch-pound units may be regarded separately as the standard. The values stated in each system are not the exact equivalents, and each system shall be used independently of the other.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


base-metal thermocouples; junction; metal-sheathed; moisture seal; sheathed thermocouples; termination; thermocouple; thermoelement; ICS Number Code 17.200.20 (Temperature-measuring instruments)

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14.03 (Temperature Measurement)

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17.200.20 (Temperature-measuring instruments Including thermostats Medical thermometers, see 11.040.55)

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2013 R19 EDITION



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July 11, 2019

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8 pages

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