This specification establishes requirements for compacted,
mineral-insulated, metal-sheathed, base metal thermocouple
cable,2 with at least two
This specification describes the required material, processing
and testing requirements, and also the optional supplementary
testing and quality assurance and verification choices.
The material of construction includes standard base metal
thermoelements, austenitic stainless steel or other corrosion
resistant sheath material, and either magnesia (MgO) or alumina
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to
be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each
system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall
be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two
systems may result in non-conformance with the standard
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety
concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility
of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and
health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory
limitations prior to use.
2 The terms "metal sheathed thermocouple cable" or
"cable" will be used to describe the subject description.
3 "Wire" is also used to describe
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