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Article of the Month:
Simplified Calibration of Radiometric Equipment
Michael R. Sharlon, President
Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer
Professional Physical/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Senior Metrologist
43 High Point Drive
Mayflower, AR 72106
Imaging and non-imaging infrared radiometers are frequently used to determine the temperature of objects. Obtaining accurate temperature values requires that the instrument be properly used and is within calibration. This presentation will discuss the topic of calibration and how it applies to infrared radiometers. Also covered will be calibration methods along with simple techniques that thermographers may use to determine if their infrared equipment is performing within measurement specifications.
Burlington, NJ January 30, 2019 — Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO Conference was held earlier this month in New Orleans, LA. IR/INFO 2019 marks the 30th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo.
Thermal image shows thermal profile across a working steam trap. Infrared inspection conducted with the steam system under load. Taken by Stockton Infrared, this thermal image was the 1st Place winner - Mechanical Category in the annual Image Contest held during the IR/INFO 2017 Conference.