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Which is the Best Temperature Sensor for You?

Which is the Best Temperature Sensor for You?

Getting the best temperature sensor is a must in any industry. Not getting one is like putting a round peg in a square hole. You may think that you’ve given it your best shot; but instead, you’re bound to compromise your operation — if not grind it to a halt. When quality results are dependent on temperature readings, it’s paramount you don’t settle for less. It goes without saying, therefore, that your desired end result should define what kind of temperature sensor fits your application best. Take note that operational efficiency, the ones touted by six-sigma black belt adherents, can...

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What is K-type thermocouple?

What is K-type thermocouple?

By definition, a K-type thermocouple is a thermocouple that uses Chromel and Alumel as conductor legs and has met the standard output requirements as stipulated in ANSI/ASTM E230 or the IEC 60584. Off the bat, the K-type thermocouple is the most popular thermocouple type. Indeed, it’s hard not to talk about this thermocouple without using superlatives. You could say it’s the star of the show. Further, the use of K-type thermocouples has gained traction in light of the fact that thermocouples are the most widely used temperature sensor worldwide. Any industry leader worth his name in salt would stand to...

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How Does a Thermocouple Work?

How Does a Thermocouple Work?

Introduction A thermocouple is an electric device that is used to measure the temperature of an objects via electric conductivity through two meta wires. These two metal wires connect together at one end and to a thermocouple meter at the other end.  Quite simply, a thermocouple is the most widespread temperature sensor anyone can find. Therefore, it’s paramount for any professional worth his name in salt to gain mastery on the ins-and-outs of the device. Frankly, not doing so could be disastrous. Already, countless industries, scientific research, and engineering applications are putting their faith in thermocouples, reaping the rewards in...

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Underfloor Heating Diagnostic with Thermal Camera

Underfloor Heating Diagnostic with Thermal Camera

Once again, a thermal camera comes to the rescue. It’s easy to be caught all in awe of underfloor heating, also dubbed as “radiant heating”. Certainly, this seemingly new form of heating to fight the cold is HVAC’s new kid on the block. And why not? Its energy efficiency is tops. Quite frankly, it would leave many traditional centralized forced-air heating far behind eating dust. But to get into radiant heating without a thermal camera in hand is like going fishing with your bare hands. It’s reckless, plain and simple.  For sure, your house would have a lot to gain...

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What is Infrared?

What is Infrared?

Infrared is energy waves emitted from any object which is invisible to the naked eye but can be felt physically felt as heat. This energy wave has a length (wavelength) from 700 nanometers (frequency 430 THz), to 1 millimeter (300 GHz) in the visible light spectrum.  To first understand what is infrared we must begin with its origins. Infrared radiation has given humanity the ability to see beyond what the human eyes can see and explore beyond where any man has set foot before. From a military perspective to a civilian’s, the application of infrared technology is too useful to ignore. It’s...

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