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Intro to Pressure Units

Intro to Pressure Units
The Origin of Pressure Units All units were originally derived from readily available physical standards that laboratories around the world could d...

Infrared Temperature Measurement Challenges - Emissivity

Infrared Temperature Measurement Challenges - Emissivity
In our previous installment of this series we discussed some of the challenges of using infrared temperature sensors (pyrometers) when your target ...

Infrared Temperature Challenges - Viewing IR Through a Window

Infrared Temperature Challenges - Viewing IR Through a Window
Infrared Temperature Challenges - Viewing IR Through a Window In the next series of articles we’ll be discussing some of the common challenges of u...

Introduction to Calibration of Temperature Sensors and Instruments

Introduction to Calibration of Temperature Sensors and Instruments
For any application that requires precise temperature measurement over an extended period of time (i.e. months or years), calibration is criticall...

Introduction to Pressure Transducers

Introduction to Pressure Transducers
  What are pressure transducers used for? Pressure transducers have wide industrial applications. Some of the more common pressure measurements are...

Measuring Body Temperature with an Infrared Sensor

Infrared Sensor for Body temperature measurement

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 Corona virus pandemic one of the more common application questions we receive is “Can an infrared temperature sensor be used for body temperature measurement?”  This blog discusses some of the considerations infrared temperature sensors normally designed for industrial and laboratory use for this body temperature measurement.

Dew Point Calculator – Convert Relative Humidity to Dew Point Temperature

Dew Point Temperture Calculator
This blog includes the formulas to convert back and forth between relative humidity to dew point temperature.  It also includes an Excecl spreadsheet to perform the calculation.

How to Convert Thermocouple Voltage to Temperature? (or how to measure temperature with a thermocouple and multimeter)

How to Convert Thermocouple Voltage to Temperature? (or how to measure temperature with a thermocouple and multimeter)
This blog explains how to convert the voltage output from a thermocouple temperature sensor to temperature reading.  It includes an Excel spreadsheet which performs all of the calculations.

Introduction to Infrared Temperature Sensors

Introduction to Infrared Temperature Sensors
Once used for only the most demanding applications, the advancement in technology and decrease in price has made Infrared temperature sensors a commonly used temperature measurement sensor.  This article describes their theory of operation, common applications and the different types of infrared temperature sensors.

Thermocouples 101 - An Introduction to Thermocouples

Thermocouples 101 - An Introduction to Thermocouples
In this post we will  provide a a basic understanding thermocouples including theory of operation, the different types and styles of thermocouples and which thermocouple configurations are best suited for different application environments.

Introduction to Industrial Temperature Sensors

Introduction to Industrial Temperature Sensors
This blog provides and overview of the most common sensors used for industrial temperature measurement.

Industrial Humidity and Dew Point Measurement

Industrial Humidity and Dew Point Measurement
This article discusses instrumentation to measure dew point and humidity in an industrial environment.  The two most common types of instruments, capacitance based sensors and chilled mirror hygrometers are covered in detail.  The benefits and disadvantages of each type of instrument is discussed well as applications for which they are best suited.