Tubeskin thermocouples

High-quality tubeskin thermocouples from WIKA

The purpose of tubeskin measurement is to determine tube life, monitor trending, and provide safeguards within a system. By relying on accurate tubeskin sensors, clients can achieve increased tube life and optimized production within heater operations at their facilities. WIKA’s tubeskin product portfolio includes the REFRACTO-PAD®, V-PAD®, XTRACTO-PAD® and WELD-PAD thermocouples; and each solution is engineered to fit your application. Along with these tubeskin products, WIKA also provides installation services as a key component to a successful tubeskin solution.


What is a tubeskin thermocouple?

Tubeskin thermocouples are used for measuring the temperature of tubes in heaters or furnaces. The thermocouple measures the skin temperature of the tube itself.

Why would I use a tubeskin thermocouple?

Temperature measurement in heaters or furnaces is extremely important and the tubeskin thermocouple is one of the best ways to determine if the temperature is in the right range.

Do I need expansion loops?

If you anchor a tubeskin thermocouple outside the furnace (fixed exit) and have any furnace tube movement you will need expansion loops. There are various expansion loops used such as S-loop, multiple coil, single coil and spiral loop.