Tag Archives: Thermometers

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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Temperature of Cooked Chicken

This post is a response to a comment on my Ask me a temperature related question… post. If you have any questions related to the world of temperature or thermometers, post it on there and I’ll endeavour to answer it. The … 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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I did NOT stab anyone with a Meat Thermometer

I wouldn’t want people to think that I was in any way vain but whilst Googling “Thermometer Guy” (don’t laugh – we’ve all Googled our name haven’t  we? No, just me then!) I came across this article in the US press:  “Up … Continue reading

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A Bit Lighter?

Okay, last night the wife looked at my blog and accused me of being over-informative and under-interesting, saying the blog was in definite need of lightening up a bit! I don’t like to concede that she’s right, but to that … Continue reading

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Testing Thermometer Accuracy (aka Calibration)

A thermometer’s accuracy is vital if the temperature readings it produces are to be relied upon. For this reason calibration, or the regular checking of a thermometer’s accuracy, should always be incorporated into any relevant business safety system. The type … 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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