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Thermocouples for the Glass Industry

Two catalogs are presently available that cover melter crown and bottom/sidewall thermocouples. These catalogs, besides providing design characteristics for each application offer suggestions for installation which can extend life and performance.

Copies of these catalogs will be sent if you send an e-mail request and reference "Glass Thermocouple" in the subject.

With manufacturing facilities located around the world, complete precious metal management resources, passion for technology and commitment to customer service, BASF is uniquely positioned to be your premier supplier for your temperature sensing requirements.


  • Container Glass
  • Fiberglass
  • Float Glass
  • TV - Panel Glass
  • Tableware Glass
  • Tubing
  • Speciality Glass


  • Forehearth Thermocouples
  • Bottom Thermocouples
  • Crown Thermocouples
  • Refiner Thermocouples
  • Distributor Thermocouples
  • Plunger - Spout Thermocouples
  • Tin Bath Thermocouples
  • Lehr Thermocouples
  • Flue/Stack Thermocouples
  • Glass Level Probes
  • Non - Contact Thermocouples
Crown Thermocouples

Crown Thermocouples

Crown thermocouples provide important data on the operating temperature of the melter, regenerator and refiner.

Melter Bottom Thermocouples

Melter Bottom Thermocouples

The BASF line of Glass Melter and Refiner Thermocouple Assemblies represent the cumulative benefit of many years of dedicated design and assembly service to the glass industry.

Reduced Precious Metal Thermocouples

Reduced Precious Metal Thermocouples

Capitalizing on the success of previous advanced designs, BASF has recently developed enhanced thermocouple designs that utilize 20 – 40% less precious metal than their traditional equivalents. These novel designs can be used in Forehearth, Crown and Bottom applications.