Published on Mar 13, 2017 as a live webinar
In this archived webinar, AMETEK Land’s Richard Gagg discussed the foundations behind non-contact temperature measurement systems.
Attendees were presented with many application specific measurement solution designs that have significantly improved the quality of manufactured products.
In many cases these measurements can result in higher process yields and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Correct choice of this type of instrumentation can many times result in safety improvements.
Contact temperature measurement systems are often used as a low-cost solution in many industrial production applications. But they also have drawbacks, including relatively short operating lives, poor applicability to certain environments, and lack of full thermal coverage sensing.
Non-contact temperature measurement systems can solve these problems. Common names for these instruments include radiation thermometers, infrared thermometers, infrared pyrometers, thermal line scanners and process thermal imagers.
Many non-contact continuous-process thermal imaging measurements are used for plant asset protection and extending the life of those assets.
These thermal imaging devices provide full thermal coverage of an object, thus enabling better process control and improved understanding of previously unseen temperature anomalies.
In production applications, such as those involving furnaces, non-contact devices can “see” and measure the temperature of an object rather than simply measuring the furnace environment’s temperature.
- Learn key steps to take before deciding to adopt non-contact measurement technology
- Understand why different non-contact designs are necessary for low and high temperature measurements
- Discover why non-contact measurement can be used where contact measurement is impossible
- To learn more about non-contact temperature sensors visit our companion website Temperatures.com specifically see the section that begins at http://www.temperatures.com/sensors/ncsensors/about-noncontact-sensors/.
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- To be really up-to-date on the world of Infrared Thermal Imaging visit iThermographer.com