What Is Aluminous Porcelain (AP)?

Aluminous porcelain is a ceramic material that is used to make protection sheaths, insulators and fish spine beads for temperature sensors. It is also called Pythagoras or Alumina. Aluminous porcelain is very commonly used because it has a good thermal shock resistance, chemical resistance and mechanical strength.


Basic Composition: AL2O3
Temperature Limits: 1500 ° C
International Standards: DIN VDE 0335 C610
Density: 2.6 g/cm³
Coefficient of Expansion: 6 x106/°C
Thermal Conductivity: 2 W/m °C

When a temperature sensor is in use above 1500 ° C recrystallised alumina is used up to 1750 ° C. Peak Sensors offers Aluminous Porcelain Tubes, both closed one end and open both ends.

If you want to order a temperature sensor or you are unsure exactly what you need, get in touch and we can help you.

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