Connectors, leads and cables of thermocouples and compensating leads are marked according to specific color codes. ANSI MC 96.1 is the US color code of the American National Standards Institute. The ANSI MC 96.1 color code differs from the European (DIN EN 60584), German (DIN 43714), British (BS4937/1843) and French (NF C 42–324) color codes, among others. The identification colors indicate the materials (Cu, CuNi, FE, NiCr, NiCrSi and others) of which the individual plugs, leads and cables of the thermocouples are made, their electrical polarization, their maximum application temperature and their limit deviations.
Thermocouple types (materials)
The ANSI MC 96.1 standard includes the following thermocouples:
- Iron and copper-nickel
- Copper and copper-nickel
- Nickel-chromium and nickel
- Nickel-chromium-silicon and nickel-silicon
- Platinum-13% Rhodium and Platinum
- Platinum-10% rhodium and platinum
- Platinum-10% rhodium and platinum‑6% rhodium
Individual thermocouples are classified by letters in individual groups.
ANSI MC 96.1 Table
In the following table the thermocouples, color coding and polarity are assigned to the temperature sensor types according to ANSI MC 96.1. Please click here.
Publication of ANSI MC 96.1
ANSI MC 96.1 was published in 1982 by the American National Standards Institute.« Zurück zum Glossar Index