At ThermoProbe, we design and manufacture precision portable digital thermometers for rugged field use, explosive environments, and specialty applications. Typical applications for our petroleum instruments are related to the volume-temperature gauging of petroleum, chemical products and flowmeter calibration. These instruments are designed to intrinsic safety standards that are recognized internationally and certified for use in North America, Europe, Japan and Russia. Our other precision thermometers offer unique designs and features that are not found in other electronic thermometers.
We design and produce thermometers for these areas:
- Liquid Temperature Gauging & Explosive Environments
- Precision Laboratory & Field Reference Thermometers for Calibration
- The Pharmaceutical and Food Industry
ThermoProbe instruments have been developed to fill a need in the industry for a rugged and accurate thermometer for measuring the temperature of petroleum products.
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Applications for ThermoProbe thermometers:
- Petroleum Inventory Control
- Custody Transfer of Bulk Liquid Commodities
- Any Temperature Measurement Needed In An Explosive Environment
- Meter Proving
- Tank Farms, Barge, Ship, Railcar, Pipeline
The first ThermoProbe digital thermometer for petrochemical gauging was conceived by Larry Shelton of Ergon Inc., circa 1979.
The need for the ThermoProbe was generated by the fact that glass thermometers were fragile and accurate readings were questionable for the application while the only electronic device for temperature gauging petroleum products was heavy and expensive. The design and construction of the first ThermoProbe instrument was conducted at Diversified Technology/Ergon Systems in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The first units were available to Ergon companies, Amerada Hess and other petroleum companies in 1980.
In May of 1983 Ergon Inc. purchased the inventory and took two employees from Diversified Technology to start a separate ThermoProbe Division. ThermoProbe was incorporated in 1992 and sold to management in 1993. ThermoProbe outgrew the first two locations by 2009 and moved to a larger facility located at 112A Jetport Drive in Pearl, Mississippi.