Proper Placement of Thermowells For Your Industrial Thermometers

Temperature gague install with thermowell

Performance and life expectancy of a thermowell are directly tied to how and where it will be used - and understanding this relationship is essential. You want the best performance and longest possible life from your temperature sensing devices before they need replacing. 

Every job situation requires the right tool and the right specs. You've heard the old expression, "a poor workman blames his tools", and that may be true. But it would be more accurate to say that a poor workman makes bad decisions about which tool to use and when. Improper installations of the thermowells have led to easily preventable failures and performance problems. And that prevention comes from using the expertise and experience of a company like RAM Sensors.

At RAM Sensors, we are experts in the installation of RTDs and understand how they interact with other temperature sensing devices. We also account for device composition and the dynamics of the environment. A thermowell's field performance is directly affected by these factors, along with insertion depth and stem length. That's why our customers trust RAM Sensors' expert thermowell design and installation.

When configuring thermowells for industrial applications, the following practices must be followed:

Correct placement. Inaccurate readings can result if multiple thermowells are placed too close or too far apart. To avoid conflicting interaction, RAM Sensors always observes correct inline or offset placement, resulting in the most reliable data and giving you the best results.

Exposure and length. Too much exposure of a thermowell's stem will yield accurate readings, but will also produce more wear and tear. Exposure of too little of the stem results in less accuracy. RAM Sensors has the industry knowledge and experience to establish the correct amount of stem exposure to the process.

Location of pipes. A thermowell's location in relation to the process flow has an enormous impact on measurement accuracy. This is particularly true of pipeline elbows. A choice of upstream or downstream location must be made to fit the individual situation, and RAM Sensors is here to help you make those choices.

Flow dynamics. The process flow can be steady or pulsating, liquid or slurry, and various combinations of these types. Optimum placement of the thermowell is influenced by flow dynamics. Also, a pipe's diameter and distance between other piepline elements contribute to a thermowell's ideal location.

RAM Sensors has over 40 years experience serving industrial clients. We bring the industry's top knowledge and expertise to your operation, and are your first choice when it comes to the design and location of thermowells and pipeline architecture. Working with your technical engineering team, we can assure you the best, most reliable temperature sensing results.

Contact RAM Sensors today for more information about our manufacturing and installation background and expertise. We are your go-to source for thermowell design and installation, and stand ready to address all your concerns and requirements. We strive to give you the highest performance and industry leading results. Let RAM Sensors facilitate the optimum placement and configuration of your thermowells and all your pipeline elements.