Nuclear power plants – Instrumentation important to safety – Thermocouples: characteristics and test methods
|Publication Date:||1 April 2013|
|ICS Code (Nuclear power plants. Safety):||27.120.20|
This International Standard describes the requirements for thermocouples suitable for nuclear power plant (NPP) applications. Thermocouples are widely used in NPPs with other temperature measurement devices such as Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs). They are simple and robust and have some specific characteristics (range of measurement and maximum temperature) which make them uniquely suitable for some measurements.
The requirements given in this standard for thermocouples include design, materials, manufacturing, testing, calibration, procurement, and inspection.
The scope of this standard does not cover the design, material selection, and construction of the thermowell, the guide tube, the extension cable, and the temperature transmitter or bridge which may be associated with the thermocouple.