Thermal Imagers A thermal imager is a non-contact temperature measurement device.
Use of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections Thermographic inspections uncover a wide variety of information to help you derive crucial details about your home. Learn more about this application here.
Top Applications of Thermal Imagers In this article some of the most common applications of thermal imagers in a varied set of industries. Click here to discover those.
What to Look for When Buying Thermal Imagers Apart from cost and quality, the two major factors that you should keep in mind when buying a thermal imager are Detector Resolution and Thermal Sensitivity.
FAQ about Thermal Imagers Choosing a thermal imaging camera is tricky as they are different from other imaging technologies. Click here to learn about the questions that always puzzle buyers.
The International Temperature Scale of 1990 The International Temperature Scale of 1990 was adopted by the International Committee of Weights and Measures at its meeting in 1989, in accordance with the request embodied in Resolution 7 of the 18th General Conference of Weights and Measures of 1987.
RTD Elements and Sensors RTD elements come in many types conforming to different standards, capable of different temperature ranges, with various sizes and accuracies available.
Everything you need to know about Immersion Heaters An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged, or threaded.
What is a Silicone Rubber Heater and how does it work? Silicone rubber heaters are thin, durable, lightweight, and flexible. They can improve heat transfer and speed warm-ups where controlled heating is required in confined areas.
What is a Polyimide Heater? Polyimide heaters, also known as Kapton heaters, are made from Kapton, a polyimide film developed by DuPont.
Everything you need to know about Rope and Tape Heaters Rope and tape heaters are flexible heaters designed to wrap around pipes, beakers, and other round surfaces. Rope and tape heaters are very similar in that they have similar power densities and construction.
Temperature Sensors and Controllers for Cartridge Heaters The sensor for the control of part temperature is an important factor in application design. Sensors should be placed between the working surface of the part and the heaters.
What are the applications of a silicone rubber heater? Silicone rubber heaters have a wide range of industrial, commercial, and military applications. These heaters are resistant to radiation, moisture, compression set, weathering, vacuum, fungus, oils, solvents, and chemical attack.
Temperature Sensors go ‘Hand in Hand’ The value of a products’ ability to complete temperature measuring solutions with quality and reliability.
Temperature Sensors go ‘Hand in Hand’ with Temperature Transmitters A leading temperature sensor manufacturer develops, manufactures and sells thermocouples and Pt100 resistance thermometers (RTDs), cables and connectors, and so much more.
Stable and Accurate Temperature Signal Readings A number of applications require signal conditioning devices to operate in extremely harsh environments – natural gas compressors with heavy engine vibration is one example.
Ship Engine Room Technology Upgrade A globally operating shipping and logistics company recently decided to refurbish a number of ships with newer technology.
Safe and Precise Temperature Transmission and Control Stable, safe, and high precision measurement of temperature signals in all stages of the manufacturing process is of the essence at a polysulfide plant.
Quality, Support, and Flexibility When it was time to exchange an old panel that controlled a hydrogen compressor an automation technician decided to go with a backplane.
Problem Solver in the Field A project of operating a brand new waste-to-energy line gave an electrical engineer the chance to work with a field mounted HART temperature transmitter like TXUN-HT for the first time.
Re-Design of the Electrical Setup of a Mixing Station in an Ex Area Flexibility, safety, and ease-of-use were at the top of the list of requirements when a chemical manufacturer was looking for temperature converters for a mixing station re-design project.
Improved Diagnostic Information Resulted in Significant Cost Savings On a recent project the data used provided by DRST-CM to develop software modules in the DCS that provide full diagnostics, a client’s company has been able to use the data for preventive maintenance.
Electrical Noise Generation A US-based OEM manufacturer of CO2 technology systems, chose a temperature converter for many of its cleaning solutions – the main reasons: greater channel density, EMC performance and easy configuration.
Devices Use Advanced Technology Using a temperature/mA converter and a display programming front DRST-UN and DRSL-DISPLAY for a variety of applications throughout the plant has made signal monitoring more advanced – and less complicated.
Danish CHP Station The members of a maintenance team at a Danish power station were fed up getting error messages and false system alarms from one of the boiler’s temperature surveillance systems.
When Building a Compressed Air System Having just one easy to use device managing all safety related signals was a significant advantage in implementing and maintaining one manufacturer’s safe systems.
The International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) President of the Comité Consultatif de Thermométrie and Vice-President of the Comité International des Poids et Mesures Division of Physics, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, K1A OS1 Canada
Principles of Infrared Thermocouples The IRt/c product line represents a dramatic breakthrough in temperature sensing technology. The IRt/c sensors are unpowered, low cost, and can measure surface temperatures of materials without touching.
Thermocouple styles: probe, wire or surface? Because a thermocouple can take many shapes and forms, it is important to understand how to correctly select the right sensor.
Cold junction compensation for thermocouples In this article different types of cold junction compensation are review. Discover common practices when accurate thermocouple measurements are required.
Thermocouple types Thermocouples are available in different combinations of metals or calibrations. The most common are the “Base Metal” thermocouples known as Types J, K, T, E and N.
What is a PID Controller? A PID controller is an instrument used in industrial control applications to regulate temperature, flow, pressure, speed and other process variables.
How to Tune a PID Controller Many rules have evolved over the years to address the question of how to tune a PID controller.
Thermocouple Response Time Time constants calculated for air at room temperature and atmospheric pressure moving with velocity of 65 feet per second for thermocouples
Themocouples - Reference Guide OMEGACLAD® is a three-part system composed of compacted MgO insulation, thermocouple wire and metal sheath.
How to choose a Thermocouple There are different types of thermocouples and their applications may vary. An exposed thermocouple will work best when high response times are required, but an ungrounded thermocouple is better in corrosive environments
What’s the Difference Between Pt1000 vs Pt100? The sensing elements in Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s) can be categorized in terms of the type of metal out of which they’re made and their resistance at a benchmark temperature.
What types of RTDs are available? Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) available today can generally be categorized into one of two basic types of RTDs, depending on how their temperature sensing element is constructed.
What is the Difference Between a 2, 3, and 4 Wire RTD? A Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) measures temperature using a resistor with a resistance value that changes as its temperature increases or decreases.
How to Use Ferrite Cores with Instrumentation OMEGA’s thermocouple and RTD connectors with built-in nickel-zinc ferrite cores are used where it is desired to suppress electro-magnetic, interference commonly known as EMI.
Practical Guidelines for Temperature Measurement Temperature can be measured via a diverse array of sensors. All of them infer temperature by sensing some change in a physical characteristic.
Pt100 Probes Probes may be terminated in a connection head, quick disconnect, terminal block, or extension wire. OMEGA’s standard terminations are pictured on product pages.
Resistance Elements and RTD’s Resistance elements come in many types conforming to different standards, capable of different temperature ranges, with various sizes and accuracies available.
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Infrared Quick Help When to Use Infrared Temperature Measurement
Temperature Control Using PID Almost every process control application would benefit from PID control.
Low Noise Thermocouple System A low noise thermocouple system consists of a probe, a connector and wire. Each component has distinct noise and they provide a way to reduce electrical noise
Fuzzy Logic On/off, PID, microprocessor based, Fuzzy Logic; the evolutionary changes of controls. This brief paper outlines some background of standard PID control and how the implementation of Fuzzy Logic can improve your single feedback control systems.
How Does a PID Controller Work? As its name implies, a PID controller combines proportional control with additional integral and derivative adjustments which help the unit automatically compensate for changes in the system.
Infrared pyrometers Pyrometer is derived from the Greek root pyro, meaning fire. The term pyrometer was originally used to denote a device capable of measuring temperatures of objects above incandescence, objects bright to the human eye.
What is thermography and how thermography camera works? Thermography extends the concept of point radiation thermometry to one-dimensional profiles or two-dimensional pictures of non-contact temperature data.
Non-contact thermometers Historically a radiation non-contact thermometer consisted of an optical system to collect the energy emitted by the target;
PLATINUM™ Series PID Control Simulator In modern industrial systems, temperature is the most common physical measurement...
The Benefits of Implementing Predictive Maintenance Predictive maintenance can help you anticipate failure before it happens, saving money, time and making processes more efficient. Learn more about these and other advantages.
How Rutgers Food Innovation Center Used Automation to Boost Food Quality and Save Time We definitely don’t want to go back to the way we were doing it. It was too much work and didn’t pay off. –Steve Baughman, Senior Maintenance Mechanic for Rutgers Food Innovation Center
Sensors Play a Vital Role in Commercial Space Mission Success Sensors and accessories are the central nervous system of launch vehicles, payloads and support systems.
Universal Verbalizer OMEGASAYS® The UV1000 Universal Verbalizer from Omega Engineering provides an entirely new way for engineers, technicians, and operators to monitor measurement and control information on the plant floor or in the laboratory.
Introduction to Thermocouples A thermocouple is a sensor that measures temperature. It consists of two different types of metals, joined together at one end. When the junction of the two metals is heated or cooled, a voltage is created that can be correlated back to the temperature.
3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Custom or Off-the-Shelf Sensor Given the risk to human lives and the financial costs when things go wrong, aerospace engineering...
OMEGA Has a Starring Role in the LSST Telescope Mirror The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a new kind of optical telescope that will view a wider area of night sky than ever before possible. Once operational...
Logging Temperature and Pressure in the Canning Industry Topics include background to food canning, process verification, temperature distribution, and more.
Turning up the heat: 12 MI thermocouple probes get tested in extreme conditions In an intense heat environment, such as in solid waste incinerators, sintering powdered metals, or gas or oil fired-furnaces, you need a thermocouple probe that can withstand extreme heat.
10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter Digital panel meters present numerical information that’s easy to read.
Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application Infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement are highly developed sensors which have wide-spread application in...
What are Nanosensors? How and Where are They Used? While few engineers need to work at the nano scale, temperature measurement with compact thermocouples is applicable across many fields.
Wireless Solutions Increase Product Safety in the Food and Personal Care Industry The purity of ingredients is important for all manufacturing processes, but it’s especially critical for food and personal care products.
Wirelessly Monitoring Air Duct Temperature Measuring temperature inside an air duct is a common facilities maintenance task for energy conservation, particularly when office area temperatures are far from defined set-points.
What is MI Cable? The basic construction provides high-temperature capability, exceptional electrical isolation, and physical protection for the conductors especially when subjected to harsh environments.
PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control—The Best of Both Worlds Proportional integral derivative (PID) control is a well established way of driving a system towards a target position or level.
Temperature Transmitter Scaling Methodologies Temperature transmitters are used to send a signal from a temperature sensor, such as a thermocouple or RTD, to a measurement or control device.
Sanitary Sensors A Sanitary Sensor is a device which measures temperature, flow or pressure in an environment where products will be for human consumption.
Temperature Measurement in Electromagnetic Environments One of the easiest ways to measure and record temperature is with a thermocouple. Thermocouples perform reliably in most environments, tolerating temperature extremes, vibration and even ionizing radiation.
M12 Temperature Sensors Temperature sensors provide an input to a system (indicator, controller or other device) that is used to determine the temperature of a specific process or location.
A Brief History of the Temperature Sensor The sensations of hot and cold are fundamental to the human experience, yet finding ways to measure temperature has challenged many great minds.
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Strip Heater A strip heater is a device which is mounted on a surface and used to heat the surface or air (gasses).
Calibrator A calibrator is an equipment used to adjust an instrument accuracy, often associated with a specific application.
Preventing Vibration Damage to Thermocouples and RTD Sensors Challenges presented to temperature measurements in the presence of vibration
Measuring Temperatures in Furnaces with Oxidizing Atmospheres Measuring temperatures inside a furnace can present several challenges: high temperatures, temperature cycling, and hostile atmospheres exceeding the limits of many measurement devices while others have greatly reduced lifetimes and poor accuracy.
Cryogenic Temperature Sensors Cryogenics is the branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.
Temperature Measurement Temperature can be measured via a diverse array of sensors. All of them infer temperature by sensing some change in a physical characteristic.
Signal Conditioning and Transmission in Temperature Measurement Output signals produced by temperature measurement sensors require conditioning to convert them to a form that can be used for further processing.
Thermowell Characteristics and Selection Criteria Thermowells are used to guard temperature sensors such as thermocouples, thermistors and bimetal thermometers against damage from excessive pressure, material velocity and corrosion
IC Sensors An IC Temperature Sensor is a two terminal integrated circuit temperature transducer that produces an output current proportional to absolute temperature. The sensor package is small with a low thermal mass and a fast response time
Fiber Optics Fiber optics are essentially light pipes. The group of sensors known as fiber optic thermometers generally refer to those devices measuring higher temperatures wherein blackbody radiation physics are utilized.
Calibrating Temperature Measurement Devices Used in Manufacturing Calibration equipment options and reasons for and against using an AS17025 calibration laboratory.
How Bright is it? Shining a light on intensity measurement Human vision depends on light. Light reflects off surfaces into the eyes, passing through the cornea and pupil to form an image on the retina.
What is a Cartridge Heater and how does it work? Cartridge heaters are most frequently used for heating metal parts by insertion into drilled holes.
Panel Meters A panel meter is an instrument that displays an input signal in either a digital or analog form.
Temperature Labels Temperature labels are temperature monitors consisting of one or more small heat-sensitive indicators sealed under transparent, heat-resistant windows.
Infrared Thermometer On its most basic design an infrared thermometer consists of a lens to focus the infrared (IR) energy on to a detector.
Temperature Controllers As the name implies, a temperature controller is an instrument used to control temperatures, mainly without extensive operator involvement.
RTD RTDs - or Resistance Temperature Detectors - are temperature sensors that contain a resistor that changes resistance value as its temperature changes.
What is a Thermistor and how does it work? A thermistor is an element with an electrical resistance that changes in response to temperature.
Flexible Heaters A flexible heater is a device which can conform to the surface which requires heating.
Heaters Electric heaters are used in a variety of processes where the temperature of an object or process needs to be increased.
Thermocouple Wire Wire that is used in a thermocouple from the point of sensing to the point of cold junction compensation (cjc end) where the signal is measured.
Thermocouples probes A typical thermocouple is made up of two dissimilar metals joined together to form one junction.
Immersion Heater An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged or threaded.