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Infrared Radiation Thermometry

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Date(s): 7 August 2018;
Times: Day begins at 9am (registration and coffee from 8.30 am) and ends at approximately 4.30pm.
Venue(s): Alan MacDiarmid Centre - Lower Hutt;
Cost: EARLY BIRD Rate $895 + GST. From 30 June 2018 $945 + GST Includes tuition, lunch, refreshments, and study materials
Contact: Peter Saunders

Course overview

Infrared radiation thermometry is a fast growing area of temperature measurement. Applications range from high-temperature measurements in the hostile environments typically found in the petrochemical and steel industries, to low-temperature measurements in food processing and storage industries where non-contact measurement is important.

More than for any other type of thermometry, reliable measurements are dependent on the expertise of the user, and only obtained through a thorough understanding of the principles and best measurement practices. The aim of this course is to provide that knowledge and understanding.

The course is interactive to ensure you benefit from the experience of the presenter and fellow participants.

Programme Outline

The course focuses on the errors that occur in radiation thermometry, but also covers care and calibration, and using and choosing the thermometer. Topics include

  • Principles
  • Blackbody radiation
  • Emissivity
  • Blackbodies
  • Reflection errors
  • Size-of-source effect
  • Thermal imaging
  • Radiation thermometer types
  • Calibration
  • Errors and uncertainties
  • High and low temperature applications

Presenter Profile

Peter Saunders is the head of the Temperature Section of MSL, and has specialised in radiation thermometry for more than 20 years. His research interests include modelling of the various errors and uncertainties that occur in industrial applications of radiation thermometry, and methods for improving calibration systems for thermometry. He is author of a text book on radiation thermometry, and is on the Radiation Thermometry Working Group of the international Consultative Committee on Thermometry.

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