|Gold-Platinum Thermocouple and the DC Measurement Requirements.pdf||GOLD/PLATINUM THERMOCOUPLE AND THE
DC MEASUREMENT REQUIREMENTS
by John P. Tavener
Isothermal Technology Limited
Pine Grove, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9AG, England
E-mail [email protected] Internet www.isotech.co.uk
Thermocouples are nasty complicated ill understood things that measure temperature differences badly
and should be avoided at all cost.
Calibration of thermocouples - if possible at all - is a topic fraught with measurement problems. This
author has avoided them as far as possible for the past 30 years and refuses to calibrate most types of
thermocouple in Isotech's UKAS Laboratory.
A great friend of mine once said of a fellow scientist "what a pity that such a great man should have
devoted so much of his life to such an inferior thing."