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The purpose of tubeskin measurement is to determine tube life, monitor trending, and provide safeguards within a system. By relying on accurate tubeskin sensors, clients can achieve increased tube life and optimised production within heater operations at their facilities. WIKA’s tubeskin product portfolio includes the REFRACTO-PAD®, V-PAD®, XTRACTO-PAD® and WELD-PAD thermocouples; and each solution is engineered to fit your application. Along with these tubeskin products, WIKA also provides installation services as a key component to a successful tubeskin solution.
WIKA/Gayesco have been among the world leaders in the refinery and petrochemical industry for more than 50 years.The WIKA Group has further expanded by acquiring Gayesco International Inc. This strengthens the market position of the group in the field of electrical temperature measurement and on-site services.
The V-Pad™ design includes a machined v-shaped block that is welded to the mineral-insulated cable.
The Refracto-Pad™ design utilises a Weld-Pad thermo-couple and heat shield.
Features of the Refracto-Pad™ include:
The Xtracto-Pad™ design utilises a Weld-Pad attached to a guide channel and heat shield.
Features of the Xtracto-Pad™ include all of the Refracto-Pad™ plus: