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Global Reference Thermometers Market by Type (PRTs, Thermocouples, Precision thermistors), By Application (Laboratory, Industrial, Others) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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The Global Reference Thermometers Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during 2021-2028, to reach USD X billion by 2028 end. The key drivers for the growth are increasing demand for precise temperature measurements in various industrial applications and growing application scope in developing regions such as the Asia Pacific due to increasing awareness among consumers about the accurate measurement of temperatures.

Reference thermometers are used to measure the physical properties of a substance or body. The main use is in scientific laboratories for accurate measurements and calibration purposes. Reference thermometers are used in various applications including industrial, commercial, and laboratories. They offer several benefits such as they can be calibrated to measured values which makes them ideal for measurement of temperature units with higher accuracy. Reference thermometer is also known by the name of the standard operating device (SOD) or primary standard which refers that these devices are very expensive thus certified reference materials must be stored inside its case requiring full access control.

On the basis of Type, the global reference thermometers market is segmented into PRTs, Thermocouples, and Precision thermistors.


PRTs are non-contact temperature sensors that sense the infrared energy emitted by an object. PRTs require no physical contact with the monitored surface, so they can be used in harsh environments where other types of thermometers may not survive. PRTs feature a sensor and an amplifier in one small package. The impedance of PRT’s is very high, typically from 100 MΩ to 1000 MΩ at 25°C which decreases with increasing temperature. In addition to the accuracy, other key features include: - Inexpensive sensors that can be easily calibrated over a wide range of temperatures without requiring special test equipment or training for use by service technicians; - High levels of stability across many years compared with Platinum RTDs while having better linearity & repeatability characteristics than resistance thermometers (RTD); - No need for frequent recalibration due to their calibration technique based on ratios between known reference resistors.


Thermocouples are the most commonly used reference thermometers. Thermocouples can measure extremely high temperatures, and they work by measuring changes in electric current caused when there is a temperature difference between the hot junction of two wires at one end and an electrical ground at the other. These devices typically have no electronics or circuitry inside them that could be damaged by heat as many PRTs do; therefore it's possible to use them for some types of measurements where you would not want to risk damage with another type of device. The Thermocouples type of reference thermometers is used in the applications such as electric power, chemical, and petroleum industry where reliable temperature measurements are required.

Precision Thermistors:

Precision thermistors (PTs) are one of the types and they measure temperature by means of a physical phenomenon, called rectification. PTs exhibit an electrical potential in response to a change in their own local temperature around the room or ambient conditions. The output voltage is proportional to absolute temperature at certain reference points that vary between instruments depending on manufacturer and model type.

Precision thermistors (PTs) type of reference thermometers is the most widely used and popularly preferred for their high accuracy, excellent stability, low drift rate, and long-term reliability. They can be made with a resistance value that is very close to the actual temperature at which they operate without any significant thermal effect on it. This allows PT-type devices to attain extreme accuracies in measuring temperatures within lab environments as well as industrial settings. The working principle of these sensors involves using semiconductors like silicon or germanium alloyed with other elements like carbon or boron. Therefore, this design ensures extremely accurate measurements even when tested under dynamic conditions due to its linear properties along with multiple ranges of sensing parameters over a wide operating range between -200 to 2000°C for PT-type devices.

On the basis of Application, the global reference thermometers market is segmented into Laboratory applications, Industrial applications, and Others.

Laboratory Applications:

Reference thermometers are used in laboratories for measuring the temperature of the air, water, and other substances. They can be calibrated to different standards like setpoint network or PT100/PT1000 sensors. It can be used to check the accuracy of other probes or instruments that measure temperature. Reference thermometers are most commonly used in laboratories for scientific applications. They are also used to calibrate other equipment, such as probes.

Industrial Applications:

Reference thermometers are widely used in industrial setups for process control. Reference Thermometer Calibration is a very important parameter of any quality management system to determine and ensure correct temperature measurements that lead to increased revenue, reducing losses due to faulty equipment, increasing productivity, or meeting safety standards.

Reference thermometers are used in industries across various sectors including automotive, aerospace and defense, food & beverage processing, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. They can be employed to measure the temperatures of a product or for quality testing purposes. For instance, reference temperature devices (RTDs) track changes in fluid flow as well as the temperature during the filtration process; they ensure that contaminants do not enter into clean water systems such as those found at power plants.

On the basis of Region, the global reference thermometers market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Among these, North America is expected to dominate the market throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, the European region is also estimated to expand at a considerable CAGR during 2016-2028 due to the rising demand for low-temperature reference thermometers in this region. Reference thermometers are widely used in Latin America, across various applications including industrial processes. The growing demand for medical devices is expected to lead the market growth over the forecast period. The market status of reference thermometers in the Asia Pacific is expected to be slightly attractive. The region is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The market in this region has witnessed novel technological advancements and business acquisitions & mergers among leading players, which will further help the market growth over the next few years.

Growth Factors For The Global Reference Thermometers Market :

The major factors that drive growth in this market include increase demand from application fields such as laboratory applications and industrial applications due to their rapid developments across industries along with rising awareness towards health care facilities about maintaining patient safety by accurate medical diagnosis. Moreover, changing regulatory norms along with the growing disposable income of consumers in emerging economies is further expected to boost the industry growth during the forecast period. Additionally, a rise in demand for quality products with advanced features is expected to create opportunities for global reference thermometers market players across regions during the next eight years.

Up Market Research published a new report titled “Reference Thermometers Market research report which is segmented by Types (PRTs, Thermocouples, Precision thermistors), By Applications (Laboratory, Industrial, Others), By Players/Companies WIKA, Peak Sensors, Fluke Calibration, Electronic Temperature Instruments, Thermco Products, ThermoProbe, ThermoWorks, Dostmann Electronic”. As per the study the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Reference Thermometers Market Research Report
By Type PRTs, Thermocouples, Precision thermistors
By Application Laboratory, Industrial, Others
By Companies WIKA, Peak Sensors, Fluke Calibration, Electronic Temperature Instruments, Thermco Products, ThermoProbe, ThermoWorks, Dostmann Electronic
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 226
Number of Tables & Figures 159
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

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Global Reference Thermometers Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type PRTs, Thermocouples, Precision thermistors and By Application Laboratory, Industrial, Others.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. WIKA
  2. Peak Sensors
  3. Fluke Calibration
  4. Electronic Temperature Instruments
  5. Thermco Products
  6. ThermoProbe
  7. ThermoWorks
  8. Dostmann Electronic

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Overview of the regional outlook of the Reference Thermometers Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

Reference Thermometers Market Overview

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  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Reference Thermometers Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. PRTs

                2. Thermocouples

                3. Precision thermistors

       7. By Application:

                1. Laboratory

                2. Industrial

                3. Others

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Reference Thermometers Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Reference Thermometers Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Reference Thermometers Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Reference Thermometers Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Reference Thermometers Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Reference Thermometers Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Reference Thermometers Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Reference Thermometers Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 PRTs
      5.2.2 Thermocouples
      5.2.3 Precision thermistors
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Reference Thermometers Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Laboratory
      6.2.2 Industrial
      6.2.3 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Reference Thermometers Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Reference Thermometers Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 PRTs
      9.6.2 Thermocouples
      9.6.3 Precision thermistors
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Laboratory
      9.10.2 Industrial
      9.10.3 Others
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Reference Thermometers Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 PRTs
      10.6.2 Thermocouples
      10.6.3 Precision thermistors
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Laboratory
      10.10.2 Industrial
      10.10.3 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Reference Thermometers Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 PRTs
      11.6.2 Thermocouples
      11.6.3 Precision thermistors
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Laboratory
      11.10.2 Industrial
      11.10.3 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Reference Thermometers Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 PRTs
      12.6.2 Thermocouples
      12.6.3 Precision thermistors
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Laboratory
      12.10.2 Industrial
      12.10.3 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Reference Thermometers Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 PRTs
      13.6.2 Thermocouples
      13.6.3 Precision thermistors
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Reference Thermometers Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Laboratory
      13.10.2 Industrial
      13.10.3 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Reference Thermometers Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Reference Thermometers Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 WIKA
      14.3.2 Peak Sensors
      14.3.3 Fluke Calibration
      14.3.4 Electronic Temperature Instruments
      14.3.5 Thermco Products
      14.3.6 ThermoProbe
      14.3.7 ThermoWorks
      14.3.8 Dostmann Electronic
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Reference Thermometers market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • PRTs
  • Thermocouples
  • Precision thermistors
By Applications
  • Laboratory
  • Industrial
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • WIKA
  • Peak Sensors
  • Fluke Calibration
  • Electronic Temperature Instruments
  • Thermco Products
  • ThermoProbe
  • ThermoWorks
  • Dostmann Electronic

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