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Ensuring Accurate Measurements with Point Radiometers
Point radiometers, also known as infrared thermometers, have become a common tool in a variety of workplaces. Portability and instantaneous results are two of the many benefits that these instruments provide. Although they are relatively easy to operate, ensuring accuracy requires more than taking a ‘point and shoot’ approach.
Thermal image shows a hotspot on the right tap of a dry-type transformer caused by a loose connection. Infrared inspection conducted with the transformer under load and its panel covers removed to afford line-of-sight access. Taken by Larry Stratton, this thermal image was the 1st Place winner - Electrical Category in the annual Image Contest held during the IR/INFO 2017 Conference.