Bar stock thermowell with flange connection
Model: A610, A611, A612, A623 - A6100, A6101, A6110, A6111, A6120, A6121, A6230, A6231
Temperature sensors or indicating type temperature gauges are not directly inserted into the process pipe, unless these are used to measure the outside temperature of process pipe, instead, these are used with thermowells. By using thermowells, sensors and gauges will not interfere with the process line operation, and the users are able to perform the maintenance procedure of the process line more easily.
These types are most common bar type, and these are installed onto the process line by attaching a flange. It is useful in the process line where a high pressure and a fast current exist. A623 is manufactured with a Full Penetration welding procedure so it can be used in a high pressure gas line.
Selection of thermowell:
In general, the thermowell material chosen for the installation is governed mainly by the corrosion condition the themowell will face. Recommended material for various services are given in the corrosion table.Occasionally, the material consideration is one of strength rather than corrosion. For example, a stainless steel thermowell may be required for a high pressure water service where otherwise a brass thermowell would be satisfactory from a corrosion standpoint.
The distance from the end of the well to the underside of the thread or other connection means (Designated as "U") is the insertion length.
■ Bore size
Almost any installation uses several type of temperature measuring instruments. The selection of a standard bore diameter can produce extreme flexibility within the plant.
■ Tapered or straight type
Tapered type thermowells provide greater stiffness for the same sensitivity. The higher strength to weight ratio gives these thermowells higher natural frequency than for equivalent length straight type thermowells, thus permitting operation at higher fluid velocity.
Wake frequency calculations in accordance with ASME PTC 19.3
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