Convert Amperage to Temperature?

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Convert Amperage to Temperature?

Postby PipePurger » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:38 am

If someone could help. We have special, heat resistant (aluminum) tape for the welding industry. Based on the 2 sizes/thicknesses involved - one is rated at a maximum use (limit) of 130 amps and the other is rated at a maximum use (limit) of 250 amps. I am frequently asked what the temperature limits are for these tapes - and I don't have an answer, nor do I know what conversion method/formula to use... Anyone?? (Fahrenheit or Celsius is okay)
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Re: Convert Amperage to Temperature?

Postby Dirtman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:11 am

PipePurger wrote:If someone could help. We have special, heat resistant (aluminum) tape for the welding industry. Based on the 2 sizes/thicknesses involved - one is rated at a maximum use (limit) of 130 amps and the other is rated at a maximum use (limit) of 250 amps. I am frequently asked what the temperature limits are for these tapes - and I don't have an answer, nor do I know what conversion method/formula to use... Anyone?? (Fahrenheit or Celsius is okay)


Sorry for the late answer. At a minimum, you would also need the wire size in the body of the tape, the length of that wire, voltage and the thermal properties of the aluminum material in the tape.

I suggest you call the manufacturer. They should be able to give the information you need.
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Re: Convert Amperage to Temperature?

Postby ZanderJay » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:57 pm

You need to classify the size and the length of the wire. Consider also the measurement of the amp. Then, you can specify the properties of all materials in the tape. With this, you can assume that it is the maximum use of the aluminum.
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