When should control engineers use a Thermocouple or RTD?
RTD = resistance temperature detectors
below 600 °C
Wide operating range
Suitability for precision application
The most common of RTD is PT 100, R = 100 ohm at 0°C, sensitivity 0.385 ohm/°C
A thermocouple is a junction between two different metals that produces a voltage related to a temperature difference
range −180 to 2,320 °C