Tag Archives: Temperature

All Radiator Thermometers are not the same…

I am sure regular readers of my blog (hi Mum) will be most disappointed to learn that I have no amusing thermometer based anecdotes this time as I have run out! I haven’t actually run out, I’ve got loads. I … Continue reading

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The Right Thermometer for the Job

Following on from a blog I wrote a few weeks ago regarding the misuse of an infra-red ear thermometer I thought I would pursue the subject of ‘right tool for the job’ in a little more detail. As you may … Continue reading

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Ask me a temperature related question…

Not your usual blog post title I know. Rather than telling you something, I’m asking if there’s anything you want to know. Do I hear you say “¿Qué”? Well maybe not… Unless you’re Spanish or doing an impersonation of Manuel from Fawlty … Continue reading

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No Daddy, It Doesn’t Go There!!

Whilst doing some research for my latest foray into the fascinating world of thermometers (don’t laugh – it is my world), I found another story that amused and disturbed me in equal measure. Apparently a father, who suspected his poorly … Continue reading

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Measuring Food Temperature with a Digital Thermometer

Typically, digital thermometers are easy to use and quick to respond. They generally consist of a probe, a display and an electronic means of converting the data received from the probe detector into a displayed reading. However, despite being easy … Continue reading

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What is the Emissivity of XYZ?

Emissivity is a measure of the efficiency in which a surface emits thermal energy. It is defined as the fraction of energy being emitted relative to that emitted by a thermally black surface (a black body). A black body is … Continue reading

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What is an Infrared Thermometer?

Infrared thermometers are non-contact thermometers. They measure the temperature of objects via their thermal radiation (typically infrared). Based on the amount of infrared energy being emitted by an object and its emissivity (see below), the object’s temperature can be determined. … Continue reading

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