How to Measure Temperature with a TC

A Very Brief?? Video on Thermocouples From Agilent Technologies & More…

But, wait. There really is more!!!

As referenced in the video, Agilent has a free, downloadable tutorial, AN-290, entitled Practical Temperature Measurements (AN-290)

The purpose of this application note is to explore the more…

You can search the website of just click on the following link:

But also be aware, there is a whole lot more to thermocouples, than either of these two, relatively new online resources.

There are three webpages at About Temperature Sensors ( dedicated just to thermocouples. They begin at:??

Applying thermocouples

Using thermocouples effectively is a different story as told on some of the other webpages of this well-known and trusted website.

A more detailed and?? very informative technical?? resource is the ASTM’s?? book?? STP 470BManual on the Use of Thermocouples in Temperature Measurement.

It is available online at the ASTM Bookstore in both PDF and Print format. Visit:

About Agilent

Agilent???s singular focus on measurement helps scientists, researchers and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With the help of our products and services, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference. The company???s 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries.

For more visit their website,

ED Note: Agilent was spun off from Hewlett-Packard Company in 1999 as part of a corporate realignment that created two separate companies. It broke records on November 18, 1999, as the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Silicon Valley history. Agilent???s roots date back to 1939, when Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started the company that helped shape Silicon Valley and the technology industry. The two founders are renowned for their visionary approach to management and for their commitment to making products that contribute to advances in science and technology.

About ASTM Committee E20 (Developer of STP 470B)

ASTM Committee E20 on Temperature Measurement ( was formed in 1962. The Committee meets twice a year, at the May and November Committee Weeks, with about 40 members attending 2 days of technical meetings.

The Committee, with a current membership of approximately 120, has jurisdiction over 43 standards, published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 14.03. E20 has 6 technical subcommittees that maintain jurisdiction over these standards.

Information on this subcommittee structure and E20’s portfolio of approved standards and Work Items under development are available from the List of Subcommittees and Standards. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects of temperature measurement.

About Temperatures Sensors

About Temperature Sensors ( is a unique, free internet information/education Web site aimed directly at Engineers, Scientists, Technicians and Students to help them learn about temperature & moisture sensors and how to effectively use them.

More specifically, it is to help them best use such sensors in applications, to enable them to easily find sensor technical and application details and communicate easily with vendors.

The approach taken is to locate, describe and organize existing Web-based information in an easy-to-access framework.