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Our X3-Fibro® epitaxial thermocouples achieve their longevity through the use of BASF proprietary Fibro® Platinum wire designed to reduce grain growth which can contribute to the mechanical failure of thermocouple wires through necking down or flattening of the wire near the bead, or open junctions.

Fibro® Platinum wire can decrease thermocouple failures prior to preventative maintenance on epitaxial reactors, which lowers cost by reducing the need to take the system down prematurely. Customers around the world have reported lifespan increases up to 80% over conventional epitaxial thermocouples.

Fibro® Platinum wire retains the chemical and thermo-electric properties of reference/premium Platinum wire so quality remains the same. It can also increase throughput, since the thermocouple is designed to be more stable.