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Successful Applications of Infrared Thermometers

The table below contains a sample list of common applications for infrared thermometers. Associated with each application is one or more "application groups"; these groups characterize the applications, and essentially provide an index to our in-depth Model Selection Guide. Click here for descriptions of the Application Groups.

For guidance on which infrared thermometer models are most appropriate for your application, simply find your application in the table and click on the Application Group listed next to it.

Note: this is just a sample of Infrared applications. Please contact us to discuss other potential applications of infrared thermometers.

Common Infrared Thermometer Applications Online Appln Groups Portable Appln Groups
Cement Kiln - burning zones; preheaters 0  
Combustion or Incinerator - hot gases and utility boilers, rotary kiln 6  
Energy conservation - insulation and heat flow studies; thermal mapping 8 R5,R8,R10
Environmental - meteorological, biological, agriculture studies, remote airborne sensing, ground, water & ice surface temperatures 8  
Filaments - annealing, drawing, heat treating 0, 81  
Food - baking, candy-chocolate processing, canning, freezing, frying, mixing, packing, roasting 8 R5,R8,R10
Furnaces - flames, boiler tubes, catalytic crackers 0,6  
Glass - drawing, manufacturing/processing bulbs, containers, TV tubes, fibers 4,8  
Maintenance - appliances, bearings, current overloads, driving shafts, insulation, power lines, thermal leakage detection 8 R5,R8,R10
Metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)- annealing, billet extrusion, brazing, carbonizing, casting, forging, heat treating, inductive heating, rolling/strip mills, sintering, smelting 0 R16,R20
Quality Control- printed circuit boards, soldering, universal joints, welding, metrology 0,8 R5,R8,R10
Paint - curing, drying 8 R5,R8,R10
Paper - coating, ink drying, printing, photographic emulsions, web profiles 8 R5,R8,R10
Plastic Bulk - blow molding, RIM, film extrusion, sheet thermoforming, casting 8 R5,R8,R10
Plastics Thin Films - photographic film materials, insulating films, PE, PP, PS, PA 2  
Remote sensing (thermal mapping) - clouds, earth surfaces, lakes, rivers, roads, volcanic surveys 8  
Rubber - calendering, casting, molding, profile extrusion, tires, latex gloves 8 R5,R8,R10
Silicon - crystal growing, strand/fiber, wafer annealing, epitaxal deposition 0,8,81  
Textile - curing, drying, fibers, spinning 8 R5,R8,R10
Vacuum chambers - refining, processing, deposition 0,8,81  


Application Group Descriptions

The application group numbers are defined as follows:
Online Application Groups:
0 - metals & high temperatures
2 - thin film (< 1 mm)
4 - glass
6 - gases
8 - low temperatures & non-metals
81 - extremely high temperatures
Portable Application Groups:
R5,R8,R10 -low temperatures & non-metals
R16,R20 - metals & high temperatures


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