How to Use an Infrared Thermometer, Industrial-Grade and No-Contact Required

Measuring temperatures regularly with an infrared thermometer becomes as easy as point and record. That said, infrared thermometers are best applied in certain situations. Furthermore, malfunctioning thermometers can produce inaccurate readings and so before using one, the assurance that it’s a quality model is necessary.

Why are infrared thermometers a thing?

Industrial-grade infrared thermometers provide 100% accurate temperatures without having to touch an object or alternatively, if a subject’s in motion. Infrared thermometers are best used when a probe cannot be inserted into an object, when the surface is out of reach, or if there’s high heat involved.

What are some of the ways an infrared thermometer is used?

There are at least a dozen common situations where a no-contact thermometer like this is used. They include when a product is fragile to the touch such as computer circuitry, when it’s dangerous to touch such as metal gears or a molten metal, when you can’t penetrate the product such as in the case of frozen foods, when there’s a susceptibility to contamination, if something’s out of reach such as an air conditioning duct, or when a subject is moving such as on a conveyor belt or if it’s a living organism.

They check surface temperature only

Inexperienced users of non-contact infrared thermometers may not realize they only check the surface temperature. They have no way to measure the internal temperature of an object or subject.

How does an infrared thermometer work?

Infrared thermometers work very quickly. Within a fraction of a second, you should have a calculated accurate reading. The speed and its ease of use is what has made infrared thermometers in Canada so popular in industries such as food service, manufacturing, HVAC repair, asphalt and concrete production, medical laboratory environments, and more.

When will an IR thermometer produce an inaccurate reading?

It is rare. When you buy a high quality IR non-contact thermometer, you shouldn’t have trouble producing an accurate reading. That said, some conditions can affect the reading including if there’s frost, moisture, dust, fog, smoke, or other particles in the air, if there’s a rapid change in temperature, if you’re in proximity to a radio frequency with an electromagnetic field, and a thermometer like this also does not see through glass, liquids, or transparent surfaces. There are some of the more common limitations that come with such a thermometer.

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