IR Thermometers

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Definition of Infrared Thermometer

An infrared thermometer is a device that uses infrared technology to measure the temperature of an object or surface without coming into direct contact with it. It can be used in various contexts and scopes, including:

  1. Medical: Infrared thermometers are commonly used in medical settings to measure body temperature without invasive methods, such as oral or rectal thermometers.

  2. Industrial and Engineering: Infrared thermometers are used in industries and engineering fields to measure the temperature of machinery, equipment, or surfaces that may be difficult to access or touch.

Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms: Non-contact thermometer, IR thermometer

Antonyms: Contact thermometer, mercury thermometer

Related Concepts and Terms

  1. Infrared Radiation: The electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than visible light, which is used by infrared thermometers to measure temperature.

  2. Emissivity: Emissivity refers to an object's ability to emit infrared radiation. It affects the accuracy of temperature readings taken by infrared thermometers.

  3. Pyrometer: A type of infrared thermometer specifically designed for measuring high temperatures in industrial settings.

  4. Heat Transfer: The movement of thermal energy between objects or from a heat source to the surroundings plays a crucial role in the accuracy of temperature measurements.

  5. Infrared Camera: Similar to an infrared thermometer, but it captures a visual representation of the temperature distribution of a surface or object.

Real-World Examples and Use Cases

  1. Medical Applications: Infrared thermometers are widely used in hospitals, clinics, and homes to measure body temperature quickly and accurately, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Infrared thermometers are used for HVAC maintenance, allowing technicians to identify temperature variations, leaks, or inefficiencies in heating or cooling systems.

  3. Food Safety: Infrared thermometers are used to ensure the proper cooking and storage temperatures of food products, reducing the risk of bacterial growth and foodborne illnesses.

  4. Automotive Industry: Infrared thermometers are employed in the automotive industry to measure the temperature of engines, exhaust systems, and various components during performance optimization and troubleshooting.

  5. Energy Auditing: Infrared thermometers are used in energy audits to identify insulation gaps, air leaks, or thermal losses in buildings, helping to improve energy efficiency.

Industries Using Infrared Thermometers

  1. Medical and Healthcare
  2. Manufacturing and Industrial
  3. Automotive
  4. Food and Beverage
  5. Construction and Building Maintenance

Use Cases of Infrared Thermometers

  1. Body temperature measurement in healthcare settings
  2. Quality control and inspection in manufacturing processes
  3. HVAC system maintenance and troubleshooting
  4. Food safety and storage temperature monitoring
  5. Energy auditing and building diagnostics

Key Attributes and Characteristics

  1. Non-contact: Infrared thermometers allow temperature measurement without physical contact, ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the process.

  2. Quick and Convenient: The instant readings of infrared thermometers make them efficient for time-sensitive applications.

  3. Wide Temperature Range: Infrared thermometers can measure a broad range of temperatures, from extremely low to high temperatures depending on the model.

  4. Portable and Handheld: Most infrared thermometers are small, lightweight, and easily portable for convenient use in different locations.

  5. Precise and Accurate: Advanced infrared technology and calibration ensure accurate temperature readings within a specified range.

Classifications or Categories

  1. Temperature Measurement Devices: Infrared thermometers belong to the category of instruments used for measuring temperature.

  2. Non-destructive Testing Tools: Infrared thermometers are considered a non-destructive testing tool since they do not physically touch or alter the object being measured.

  3. Contactless Measurement Devices: Infrared thermometers fall under the category of contactless measurement devices, allowing temperature measurement without direct contact.

Comparisons with Similar Concepts

  1. Contact Thermometer: Unlike infrared thermometers, contact thermometers, such as mercury or digital thermometers, require physical contact with the object or the body to measure temperature accurately.

  2. Thermal Imaging Camera: Although similar in principle, thermal imaging cameras differ from infrared thermometers by capturing a visual representation of temperature distribution instead of providing specific temperature readings.

  3. Thermal Gun: A term sometimes used interchangeably with infrared thermometer, a thermal gun typically refers to a handheld infrared thermometer with a gun-like shape.

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Product code: IC-0560-0810
The Testo 810 infrared thermometer allows the simultaneous measurement of the air temperature and surface temperature of the object being measured - without contact. The infrared temperature measuring instrument automatically displays the temperature difference. This makes it particularly suitable for use in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning trade.
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Product code: TCT303F
HACCP Food Grade Dual Infrared thermometer with built-in fold away probe. - IR Range: -55 to 250C - Probe Range: -55 to 330C - With 2 Year Extended Warranty!
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Product code: IC-0560-1040
Combines an Infrared non-contact temperature measurement with a fold out probe. - 10: distance to spot ratio - Waterproof (IP65) and HACCP-compliant - Precise 2 point laser
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Product code: IC-0560-8312
Infrared thermometer for carrying out non-contact temperature measurements. - 12:1 Distance to spot ratio - Type K Thermocouple input - Workshop calibration certificate
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Product code: 0560-8311
Fast and universal infrared thermometer with 1-point laser sighting. Distance to spot ration 10:1 Audible & visual alarm Comes with calibration protocol.
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Product code: FLUKE-62-MAX-PLS
Fluke dual laser infrared thermometer, 12:1 spot ratio. - Range: -30C to 650C - 3m drop tested - IP54 dust/water resistance
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Product code: FLUKE-62-MAX
Fluke single laser infrared thermometer, 10:1 spot ratio. - Range: -30C to 500C - 3m drop tested - IP65 dust/water resistance
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Product code: ICQM7430
A professional non-contact thermometer with dual laser pointers to provide fast, easy and accurate readings of most surface temperatures between -50 C to 1650 C. The impressive 30:1 distance to spot ratio measures smaller surface areas at greater distances, with a 1% accuracy and a rapid 150 ms sampling time.
$271.82 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-15039-01
This fast, accurate NSF certified thermometer is ideal for use anywhere food is processed, prepared, handled, served, packed, stored, shipped and received. The sharp tip thermocouple probe measures internal temperature, while the infrared sensor allows users to take instant surface temperature without touching, contaminating or causing damage.
$429.05 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-800115
Compact, HACCP compliant, food thermometer for surface and internal temperature.
$169.35 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-TTV-328
The Testboy TV 328 has both infrared and ambient sensors for accurate temperature measurement and to help identify areas that have or are prone to molds and mildew.
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Product code: ICQM7410
A safe way to measure temperatures in hard to reach places, and hot or hazardous areas. It is compact and easy to use - simply aim the built-in laser at the target area and read the temperature between -50 C to 500 C from the backlit LCD screen.
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Product code: IC-15007
Forehead infrared temperature thermometer with alarm for monitoring body temperature. Can also measure room and surface temperature. -Temperature range: 32°C to 43°C. -High fever alarm if temperature is more than 38ºC (100.4ºF). -With different colored backlight for easier monitoring of temperature.
$119.59 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-TP7
Non-contact surface temperature measurement from -50 C to +1,000 C. Measuring optic 30:1.
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Product code: C350
The C350 is a pocket-sized, infrared thermometer that features a backlit LCD screen. The thermometer measures from -20 C to +500 C all while being operated from one hand.
$109.00 AUD + GST
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Product code: IC-TTV-323
The Testboy TV 323 has an extended temperature range of -50 C to 550 C (-58 F to 1022 F) as well as Min/Max value indication. Convenient, easy to use, and well suited for daily use in the trade and industry.
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Product code: IC-0560-8316
The Testo 831's ergonomic design, state-of-the art technology and multiple features make it the ideal tool for use in the food sector. The easy-to-use food thermometer provides you with quick and accurate readings and is a real time-saver. Outstanding features and benefits included.
$279.30 AUD + GST
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Product code: UT309C
The UT309C is a durable infrared thermometer made for harsh and wet environments. Can be used engineers and technicians working in various fields such as electrical distribution inspection, HVAC maintenance, transportation equipment inspection and instrument repair etc. Measurement range of -35 to 650°C with an accuracy of ±1.8°C. Fast response time. Features IP65 and 3m drop proof.
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Product code: UT306A
The UT306A is a portable non-contact thermometer suitable for everyday temperature measurement needs. Measurement range: -35 to 300°C. Small and compact; can easily fit in your pocket. Offers a variety of features such as MAX/MIN/AVG mode, Data hold, etc.
$69.28 AUD + GST
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Product code: UT305S
The UT305S infrared thermometer can quickly and accurately determine the surface temperature by measuring its radiated infrared energy from a long distance. Suitable for non-contact surface temperature measurements of high temperature surfaces that requires long-distance measurement for safety. Measurement range of -50 to 2000 C with an accuracy of ±1 C. Has a 50:1 D:S ratio. Can organize temperature readings up to 99 groups with scheduled temperature recordings.
$419.92 AUD + GST
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Product code: UT303D-PLUS
The UT303D+ infrared thermometer can quickly and accurately determine the surface temperature by measuring its radiated infrared energy using its dual lasers. Measurement range of -32 to 700 C with an accuracy of ±1.5 C. Suitable for non-contact surface temperature measurements only. Can organize temperature readings up to 99 groups with scheduled temperature recordings.
$249.01 AUD + GST
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Product code: UT300S
The UT300S is an economical infrared thermometer. Its compact and simple design makes it easier for users to carry and operate. Designed with high accuracy, high repeatability, quick response, long measuring distance, and more features. The UT300S has a measurement range -32°C~400°C. DS ratio: 12:1 Appropriate for general IR measurement temperature (Cannot be used for human temperature measurement).
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Product code: 0560-8351
The testo 835-T1 is a high-precision infrared thermometer for measuring the surface temperature of small objects from medium distances. Measurement range up to 600 C. Can store up to 200 readings. With a 4-point-laser and 50:1 optics for precise measurements.
$489.76 AUD + GST
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Product code: 0563-8314
The testo 830-T4 infrared thermometer in a practical set can be used universally and enables you to measure surface temperatures in trade and industry quickly and precisely, both on a non-contact basis and with surface contact. -2-point laser marking for precise display of the measuring point -30:1 optics also enable the accurate measurement of small objects at a distance -Easy to handle gun-style design -Limit value control with min./max. function along with visual and acoustic signal
$479.26 AUD + GST
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Product code: 0563-8312
The testo 830-T2 infrared thermometer can be used for carrying out non-contact temperature measurements. The kit includes a cross-strip/surface temperature sensor for carrying out control measurements or for measuring materials with low degrees of emission. -Testo 830-T2 infrared thermometer -Quick response surface temperature sensor with spring-mounted cross-strip -Leather protective case -Ideal for trade and industry
$379.58 AUD + GST
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Product code: 0560-8314
The testo 830-T4 infrared thermometer also achieves accurate results at greater distances during non-contact surface temperature measurement. Infrared thermometer for non-contact measurement of surface temperatures. Accurate results thanks to its 30:1 optics and high resolution processor. One-handed operation is easy thanks to the gun-style design.
$299.84 AUD + GST
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