How to Clean an Empire Thermocouple?

Answer In gas operated fireplaces and space heaters such as those manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems, a malfunctioning thermocouple could mean you're in for a cold night. A thermocouple operates as a ... Read More »

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Who invented the thermocouple?

Though Thomas Johann Seebeck discovered a type of power generation in 1821 using two different types of metals with junctions at different temperatures (which was the basis of a temperature measure... Read More »

What is a thermocouple?

A thermocouple is a temperature sensor, or more precisely measures temperature differences between two locations. Because it uses only wire in the sensing, it can be useful for measuring extreme ho... Read More »

How to Extend a Thermocouple Wire?

Maintaining proper surveillance of a thermocouple junction is of utmost importance in a number of industrial jobs. Equipment used to detect the temperature and voltage levels transmitted through a ... Read More »

What Is a Thermocouple in an Oven?

The thermocouple is one element of the oven's heating system. This instrument, also called the heat sensor, controls whether gas flows to the oven so that the oven reaches and maintains its proper ... Read More »