Process Parameters offers free technical advice and part of this is a series of free technical documents explaining various aspect of temperature measurement. Want to know what a thermocouples is? What does “emissivity” mean? We can help, just take a look at the documents of give us a call.

How can Infrared Temperature Sensor Technology Improve the Reliability of Surface Measurements?

How can Infrared Temperature Sensor Technology Improve the Reliability of Surface Measurements? Surface temperatures are notoriously difficult to take accurately. Traditionally thermocouples and in some cases RTD’s have been used with a number of ways of fixing them to the surface. Some examples would be:- Hand held design with a spring loaded copper disc. Hand…

Choosing an Infrared Pyrometer.

8 Important Things You Need to Know. The material you want to measure and its surface finish. This is extremely important to be able to take a reliable temperature measurement and will have a direct impact on the sensor chosen and the emissivity setting you use. Remember that metallic parts are potentially tricky to measure…

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Optris PI Connect Training Videos

Want to know how to use Optris PI Connect? These videos can show you. Process Parameters prides itself on the level of support we provide to our customers both before and after a purchase. We have now developed a range of free videos to show users of our cameras how to achieve different things within…

What is a Thermocouple?

What is a Thermocouple? A thermocouple is a device for measuring temperature. It comprises two dissimilar metallic wires joined together to form a junction. When the junction is heated or cooled, a small voltage is generated in the electrical circuit which can be measured and this corresponds to temperature. In theory any two metals can…

What is a Platinum Resistance Thermometer?

What is a Platinum Resistance Thermometer? There are many types of resistance thermometer, often called RTD’s or PRT’s and they all measure temperature through a change in electrical resistance of a length of wire. A variety of materials are used in these types of sensor including Copper, Nickel and Platinum. The vast majority however are…