ANSI MC 96.1

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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.

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