SPL Series

Temperature Gauges

The 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) size dial gauge is a mechanical gauge for temperature indication. It is a combination indicating gauge and critical temperature limit switch. High and low temperature limit contacts are visible.

  • Combination indicating gauge and critical temperature limit switches
  • High and low temperature limit contacts are visible and adjustable
  • Panel and wall mount versions available
  • Typical Applications: Gas compressors, heaters and coolers, water pump temperature, engine coolant temperature and process temperature

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The SPL Series includes adjustable, electrical contacts that can be used for start and stop, to trip alarms and to shut down equipment.

Panel and wall-mount versions are available as well as latching control relay versions.

Ranges are available from 15° to 250° F (9° to 121° C) through 130° to 350° F (54° to 177° C).

Basic Models
SPLC Series gauge: Surface-mount version of the gauge. For this model, the gauge pointer makes with two adjustable contacts to complete a pilot-duty circuit.

SPLFC Series gauge: Panel-mounting (round case) version of the SPLC

FW Murphy offers square case configurations altered to fit round panel openings, see Dimensions.

Basic Operation
This vapor-actuated gauge features a sealed capillary tube and sensing bulb. When subjected to heat, the liquid in the sensing bulb expands to vapor creating pressure against a bourdon tube mechanism. The bourdon tube translates this vapor pressure into a mechanical gauge reading.

For models SPLC and SPLFC, the gauge pointer acts as a pressure indicator and as one switch pole, which completes a circuit when it touches the adjustable limit contacts. Contacts have self-cleaning motion to ensure electrical continuity. A toggle switch is provided on SPLC models to override the low contact for equipment start-up.

  • Dial: White on black, dual scale, ° F and ° C standard, 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) diameter
  • Case: Die-cast aluminum, surface or panel mount
  • Capillary: PVC-armored copper tube, 5 ft. long (1.5 m) standard – (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 ft. long options)
  • Sensing Bulb:
    • Copper bulb: 1/2 in. (13 mm) OD
    • Length: 7 in. (178 mm)
    • Minimum bulb insertion – see corresponding chart in sales bulletin
    • Pressure Rating: 600 psi (4.1 MPa) [41 bar]. Connection: 1/2 NPT compression fitting
  • Overrange: Do not exceed 10% above full range
  • Limit Contacts (SPLC and SPLFC): 1-SPDT, center off; pilot-duty; 2 A @ 30 V / 0.1 A @ 125 VAC. Contacts are gold-plated silver.
  • Dry Relay Contact (BP Models): 10 A @ 28 VDC or 10 A @ 120 VAC
  • Wire Connections:
    • Surface-mount models: 1/2 NPT conduit and terminal block
    • Panel mount models: Wire leads, 18 AWG (1.0 mm2) x 9 in. (229 mm) long
    • OS models: 1/2 NPT conduit and wire leads, 18 AWG (1.0 mm2) x 9 in. (229 mm) long
  • Approximate Item Weight:
    • 8 lb. (3.6 kg)
    • Explosion-proof models: 22 lb. (10 kg)
  • Item Dimensions:
    • 16 x 11 x 5-1/2 in. (406 x 279 x 140 mm)
    • Explosion-proof models: 12 x 12 x 9 in. (305 x 305 x 229 mm)

Surface Mount Models

SPL Series Surface Mount Models

Panel Mount Models

SPL Series Panel Mount Models

Start-up Lockout

SPLC Start-up Lockout

Dimensions – Sensing Bulb

SPL Series Dimensions - Sensing Bulb

Using a Thermowell

SPL Series Using a Thermowell

For more information about this product, you can download the related literature here:

Sales Bulletin (94117; revision date – 10/2023)

Installation Instructions (00-02-0167; revision date – 05/2023)