Temperature instrumentation includes a wide range of field instruments used to measure heat in commercial and industrial systems. These temperature control systems include manual and automatic processes for monitoring temperature to maintain an ideal operating range and prevent equipment damage or failure.
Manual temperature instrumentation is typically reserved for non-critical applications or when temperature fluctuations are minimal and occur slowly. Automatic applications utilize sensors and other field instruments that provide a signal or alarm when temperatures reach a specified level. These are used for critical applications where temperatures can quickly change. Depending on the application, they can be more convenient than manual field instruments because they do not require an operator to take the measurements.