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Simplify temperature measurement for safety and productivity

Advanced temperature measurement technologies are delivering value for chemical plants

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Temperature is the most widely measured variable in most chemical plants and facilities, with readings used extensively for both monitoring and real-time control. Although temperature measurements have been used for decades, recent advances make implementations simpler and safer, providing plants with opportunities for increased productivity and profitability. This article will examine these advances and show how improved temperature measurement technologies are delivering value.

Simplicity, safety, productivity

Temperature instruments must be simple to specify, install, commission, and support for full value to be realized. Specifying temperature measurement applications is complicated by the need to separately define the transmitter, sensor, and thermowell. Each of these components must work together to deliver correct readings, with changes in one element often affecting another.