There are many specialized glossaries that cover the terms describing the unique details about temperature and moisture sensors and their uses and this page represents an attempt to index most of them in one place.
CONTACT TEMPERATURE SENSORS:
- At JMS Southeast’s website : “Glossary of Temperature Terminology“
- On the Temprel Temperature Sensors website: “Temprel Thermocouple Glossary”
- At Pyromation’s : “RTD Specifications and Terminology ” or archived here ->
- At Omega Engineering’s “Introduction to Resistance Temperature Detectors“ that includes a section called “RTD Glossary”
NONCONTACT TEMPERATURE SENSORS:
Many online articles about radiation thermometry and its uses (infrared thermometers, radiation pyrometers) exist including technology articles, PowerPoint slide presentations and .pdf downloads, but they seem to be vanishing as more and more “big businesses” take over these specialized sensors.But few are aimed at being useful glossaries or definition of terms.
There are some exceptions and some well-crafted pieces that have been online for a while and can be found in semi-hidden corners of the Web.
Thermal Radiation Thermometers: temperature_measurement_radiation_thermometers
Clearly this is a work in progress, and it may be expanded in time. Priority will be according to the response it garners.