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Temperature Sensors

As a leader in precious-metal thermocouples for many years, BASF recently applied its technological expertise to optical-based temperature measurement.

Designed for superior performance, the EXACTUS® optical pyrometer provides significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement. Numerous pending patents cover these breakthroughs in optics, detector electronics, amplifier technology, and emissivity error reduction.

60+ years' of experience

For more than 60 years, BASF has supplied a wide range of industries, including semiconductor, glass, solar cell, chemical, crystal growth, heat treating, laser welding, gas turbine, and bio-medical, and others with exceptionally high-quality temperature-sensor products and temperature-sensor calibration services to meet the demanding applications of our customers.

Metals—particularly those in the platinum group—are critical components of many products made by BASF such as contact thermocouples. The experience of our research and development group in precious metals and precious metal technologies is unmatched. From Fibro® platinum to Platinel® thermocouple wire we have led the industry with breakthrough innovations.

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Meeting our customers demands for various industries

BASF supplies a wide range of industries that have a need to control critical process temperatures, with exceptionally high quality temperature sensor products and temperature sensor calibration services. We are able to meet the demanding applications of our customers and help make them more successful.

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Glass

With innovative and ground-breaking resources, BASF has consistently advanced temperature measurement in the glass industry for more than 60 years.

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Semiconductor

BASF has consistently been a leading provider of profile, spike, and epitaxial thermocouples, giving our customers what they need to ensure success within the semiconductor industry.

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Chemical and other processes

As a leading supplier of thermocouple technology, we’ve evolved new technologies and ways to satisfy our customers’ needs, galvanized by constant improvements.

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Heat treating

BASF's thermocouple technology provides increased temperature strength and longer service life, while retaining the chemical and thermo-electric properties of pure thermocouple grade platinum—a shining result of our precious-metals expertise.

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Solar

We know that smart and sustainable decisions save money. That’s where our solar solutions come in. An ever-growing need, coupled with a shortage of natural resources, demands that we work to keep the power on.

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Gas turbine solutions

At BASF we’re constantly helping to improve the design of gas turbine engines, thanks in large part to our specially-designed Enclad® thermocouples.

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Crystal Growth

BASF helps customers master crystal growth—and therefore consistently produce quality crystals—by giving them the tools they need for precise temperature.

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Calcining

Providing accurate product temperature measurements for clacining processes. BASF has developed breakthrough sensor technology to accurately measure product temperature in dusty processes. While infrared (IR) instruments have failed to accurately measure product temperature inside kilns, EXACTUS® sensors work. Reliably controlling the calcining process using the most critical variable, product temperature, optimizes fuel utilization, minimizes poor quality product, optimizes product throughout, and minimizes environmental impact.

Calcination Process

Offering global refining capabilities: Allow us to be your partner of choice

We have refineries located within the United States and Europe with the ability to provide full global refining services at no extra charge. We not only refine precious metals, but we have the capability of refining unique items such as crucibles and large ceramic bottom blocks. Other suppliers do not have direct refining capabilities and therefore require third party support for their refining needs, resulting in added cost and time to the refining process.

Providing our precious metal expertise

We provide full precious metal (PM) management services through our secure Pool Account Management system, providing you with benefits like PM buying and selling, PM leasing, and access to a secured vault. Because of our refining capabilities and benefits, BASF offers some of the lowest retentions in the industry.

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We offer a variety of thermocouples and pyrometers

Check out our products below to view technical details and learn how they can benefit your process.

EXACTUS® Optical Pyrometer

EXACTUS® thermometers are designed to offer superior repeatability for non-contact temperature measurements.

Fibro® Platinum Thermocouple Wire

BASF's proprietary Fibro® Platinum thermocouple wire can provide increased high temperature strength and longer service life.

Enclad® Thermocouples

Superior measurements enable more efficient engine designs.

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Resources available for download

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Offering innovative solutions for your temperature sensing needs

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BASF launches next generation thermocouple

BASF EXACTUS® optical temperature sensor

BASF announces new website for EXACTUS® optical temperature sensors

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