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Thermocouples are about the best example of a mature sensor type in terms of available standards. As you can see below, there are many applicable standards just in the USA. ISO and other overseas organizations have additional standards. Hopefully, we can add those to the lists below, but one can always perform a Web search for local details. We shall be searching the Web and the Net for more information.

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ASTM Standards Related to Temperature and Calibration:

E 1594-99 Standard Guide for the Expression of Temperature

E 344-01a...Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hygrometry

E 563-97 Standard Practice for Preparation and Use of Freezing Point Reference Baths

E 1502-98 Standard Guide for the Use of Freezing Point Cells for Reference Temperatures

E1750-02 Standard Guide for Use of Water Triple Point Cells

ASTM Standards Related to Thermocouples

E 207-00...Method of Thermal EMF Test of Single Thermoelement Materials by Comparison with a Secondary Standard of Similar EMF-Temperature Properties

E 220-02 Standard Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques

E 230-98e1..Temperature Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples

E 235-88(1996)e1..Specification for Thermocouples, Sheathed, Type K, for Nuclear or Other High-Reliability Applications

E 452-02..Test Method for Calibration of Refractory Metal Thermocouples Using a Radiation Thermometer

E 574-00..Specification for Duplex, Base-Metal Thermocouple Wire with Glass Fiber or Silica Fiber Insulation

E 585/E 585M-01a ..Standard Specification for Compacted Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed, Base Metal Thermocouple Cable

E 601-81(1997)..Test Method for Comparing EMF Stability of Single-Element Base-Metal Thermocouples Materials in Air

E 608/E 608M-00. Standard Specification for Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Base-Metal Thermocouples

E 696-00 Standard Specification for Tungsten-Rhenium Alloy Thermocouple Wire

E 710-86(1997) Standard Test Method for Comparing EMF Stabilities of Base-Metal Thermoelements in Air Using Dual, Simultaneous, Thermal-EMF Indicators

E 780-92(1998) Standard Test Method for Measuring the Insulation Resistance of Sheathed Thermocouple Material at Room Temperature

E 839-96 Standard Test Method for Sheathed Thermocouples and Sheathed Thermocouple Material

E 988-96(2002) Standard Temperature-Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Tungsten-Rhenium Thermocouples

E1129/E1129M-98 Standard Specification for Thermocouple Connectors

E 1159-98 Standard Specification for Thermocouple Materials, Platinum-Rhodium Alloys and Platinum

E 1350-97(2001) Standard Test Methods for Testing Sheathed Thermocouples Prior to, During and After Installation

E 1652-00 Standard Specification for Magnesium Oxide and Aluminum Oxide Powder and Crushable Insulators Used in the Manufacture of Metal-Sheathed Platinum Resistance Thermometers, Base Metal Thermocouples, and Noble Metal Thermocouples

E 1684-00 Standard Specification for Miniature Thermocouple Connectors

E 1751-00 Standard Guide for Temperature Electromotive Force (emf) Tables for Non-Letter Designated Thermocouple Combinations

E 2181/E 2181M-01 Standard Specification for Compacted Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed, Noble Metal Thermocouples and Thermocouple Cable

Other Standards Related to Thermocouples

American National Standards Institute - (ANSI)- MC96.1

SP1 Temperature Standards Committees, ISA.

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