Validation Engineer - Process Validation & System Calibration

Thermocouples – Making & Maintaining

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD

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Course Details:

Thermocouples are made and used all the time and there is not much more thought needed than that, until they stop working, something that every validation engineer will have experienced! It is therefore worth being aware of what a thermocouple is doing to prevent issues arising in the first place.


This course will provide learners with a basic overview of thermocouples, making and maintaining, calibrating and fault finding. 


Learners will be able to:

  • Understand how a thermocouple works.
  • Understand how to make and maintain thermocouples.
  • Know how to calibrate thermocouples.
  • Identify common faults.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner will understand:

  • Difference between hot and cold junctions.
  • Difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ thermocouple creation.
  • Reasons for thermocouple failure.