Hand Held Infrared Thermometers
- High accuracy
Contact thermometers like liquid and electronic thermometers are used by touching the thermometer probe onto the object whose temperature you want to measure.
The heat from the surface is transferred to the liquid to obtain a temperature reading. Non-contact thermometers based on infrared technology detect and measure the electromagnetic energy emitted by a surface, as the surface gets hotter it emits more infrared spectrum light.
Use of infrared thermometer
The use of Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers is a necessity during the Covid-19 Pandemic to allow screening of a large number of people.
The following are best practices to obtain accurate temperatures with Infrared Thermometers –
- Infrared thermometers are sensitive to magnetic fields, so it’s important to keep them away from mobile phones, televisions and consoles.
- The thermometer should be allowed to adjust to a new room/environment for 15 minutes.
- The thermometer should be held 5-15cm away from the surface and held with a steady hand
- It should not be used in a room/environment with excessive dust, fog, smoke or other particles in the air.