Making sense of heat measurement sensors

Jones, Chris
March 2010
Process Engineering;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 91 Issue 2, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses several key guidelines prior from finalising the selection of infrared temperature sensors. It mentions that when selecting the most suitable temperature measurement device for the application, engineers should carefully consider their measurement requirements. It notes that infrared thermometers measure the temperature of an object without touching it. It adds that material groups can be used to describe the best wavelengths for most stable results.


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