Application of wolframrene thermocouples

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The basis of tungsten-rhenium alloy BP5 is tungsten, which has extreme refractoriness, its melting point is 3410 ° C. The heat resistance of rhenium combined with the highest resistance to corrosion allows it to form a worthy pair of tungsten, a melting point of 3170 ° C. Tungsten-rhenium alloys in terms of refractoriness and hardness are superior to other materials. When doping tungsten 5% Re, the plasticity of the BP5 alloy increases, which is used in the thermocouple as a positive electrode.

To achieve the maximum thermo-emf of a tungsten-rhenium alloy and use as a negative electrode in it should be up to 35% Re. Domestic metallurgy produces alloys containing up to 20% Re. This makes it possible to measure t ° to 2500 ° C, while maintaining stability to Ar2, He2, N2 and H2. When alloying with siliceous additives, the stability of the alloy is significantly increased to t ° 2000 ° C.

Category of alloys

Due to the fluctuations in the thermo-emf values of tungsten-rhenium thermoelectrode pairs, BP alloys are divided into categories. Category A-1 is used at t ° 2200 ° C; A-2 and 3 — up to t ° 1800 ° C. Do not use wire from different lots, because Each of the lots has its own indicators of thermo-emf.


Tungsten-rhenium thermocouples are indispensable for measuring very high temperatures in metallurgical furnaces. The error to 2500 ° C is ± 0.01 ° C. The cost of VR thermocouples depends on the price of tungsten and rhenium. Because they are quite expensive, and their production is associated with a number of difficulties. The cost of thermocouples based on the alloys of BP5, BP20 is not small. Nevertheless, it is much lower than the cost of alternative instruments for high-temperature thermometry.

Temperature ° С 1400 1500 1600
Nominal value of thermo-emf, mV 21.97 23.31 24.59
Deviation of the thermo-emf from the nominal, μV ± 96 ± 99 ± 102

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