Thermocouple Type N
TYPE N THERMOCOUPLE (Nicrosil / Nisil)
Type N (Nicrosil?Nisil) (nickel-chromium-silicon/nickel-silicon) thermocouples are suitable for use between -270 °C and 1300 °C owing to its stability and oxidation resistance. Sensitivity is about 39 ?V/°C at 900 °C, slightly lower compared to type K.
When protected by compacted mineral insulation and appropriate outer sheath, Type N is useable from 0 to 1260°C, (32 to 2300°F). Type N was developed to overcome several problems inherent in Type K thermocouples. Aging in the 316 to 593°C, (600 to 1100°F) temperatures is considerably less. Type N has also been found to be more stable than Type K in nuclear environments.