Infrared thermometers (also called pyrometers) operate on the principle of detecting infrared radiation of objects to determine the temperature. Pyrometers are useful for controlling complete factory processes or measuring small components to ensure a consistent quality level.
The key benefit to using a pyrometer to measure temperature is that you do not have to make contact with the process or surface being measured.
This is especially useful when traditional contact measurement is impractical or may introduce contamination. Measuring molten steel, which would normally melt traditional thermocouples, is a good example.
Where can I use a pyrometer?
Pyrometers are versatile and useful across multiple industries. From steel rolling mills to ultra-thin glass to substations, pyrometer monitoring possibilities are almost limitless! Check out the list for more applications:
- Monitoring the temperature of the pouring melt in foundries
- Optimizing asphalt mixing plant quality
- Measuring temperature of nozzle bricks and air stages in coke ovens
- Detecting burrs on steel slabs using thermographic measuring systems
- Monitoring Furnace Exit Gas Temperature (FEGT)
- Controlling sheet glass production (less than 1 mm thick)
- Measuring temperature during polyethylene (PET) plastic production
With the largest selection of pyrometers developed from years of research and customer contact, we provide solutions for nearly every application request. Our portfolio has the widest range of low and high end pyrometers with features that cannot be found elsewhere! To select the right pyrometer for your application, you need to consider different properties of the measuring object such as temperature, material, and size. Check out this tool to help find the right solution!
How do you currently monitor your processes? Could your processes benefit from non-contact temperature measurement?