For each measuring point requirement the optimum thermowell

Thermowells from WIKA are used with demanding operating conditions both in solid-machined versions from solid-body material and in fabricated versions with tubular design. The variants offered differ mainly in their designs; with flanges, with threads for screwing in or for welding in. Furthermore, all connections for sanitary applications and also thermowells in solid-machined Vanstone design are available without weld seams. The selection of materials and the manufacturing of the thermowells in accordance with global standards or to customer specifications ensure optimal protection for the sensor.

Sales contact

WIKA Instruments Namibia (Pty.) Ltd.

Tel.:
+26 4 61238811
Fax:
+26 4 61233403
sales@wika.com.na

FAQ

What are suitable materials for thermowells for negative temperatures?

The first choice for high-temperature applications should always be stainless steel, such as 1.4404 or 316L. (Approval per AD2000 W10 down to -270 °C) Carbon steels should be considered carefully in detail, through the effect of the drop-off effect.

Why do some users specify a polished thermowell surface, and others define a high roughness or knurling of the area in the flow?

This depends on the usage of the thermowell.  A polished surface has a higher corrosion resistance than a rough surface.  The rough or knurled surface has an advantage with respect to the vibrational excitation by the Karman vortex street, meaning such th ... More

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