"A View on The Future of Thermal Imaging",
from the IR/Info 2004 Keynote
talk can be viewed on the web or downloaded.....
to the Infrared Thermography Section
The links below are to pages on this site that
provide detail or links to details on Thermal Imaging Equipment and the practice
of Thermography. Most of the details are at other websites (as it should be) but
the major subject links are collected here in one location after review of available
information. If you know of any additional resources that should be considered,
let us know, please. Although we have a page devoted
to equipment suppliers and other commercial organizations.
Images Courtesy CEDIP
Be aware, too, that
there is another web site, The
Temperature Sensor Community, devoted solely to equipment and service organizations
in the field of temperature sensors. It is a new, free way for suppliers to list
their own products and news and lets end users list their own reviews of those
devices and services.
Tell your new product and application
stories at The Temperature Community website:
www.tempsensor.net or feedback to us and we'll consider
adding it here with your byline!
- Infrared Thermography
overview and explanation in "hand-waving" science with some more images.
or Radiation Thermometer or Imager Types
and other details for now are found at the vendor locations. An objective tutorial
is in the works along with more unique content. It will be ready real soon (promises, promises) .
- Radiation Thermometer and Infrared Thermal Imaging
Formal standards from around the world used for testing or otherwise
quantifying properties of thermal imaging equipment.
Uses or Applications:
Information on where and how Infrared Thermal
Imaging is used.
- Vendors of Infrared Thermal
Imagers & Equipment
Companies whose principle business is the making
and/or selling of thermography equipment.
Organizations, meetings, associations involved
with Infrared Thermal Imaging and Thermography.
Thermography Service Companies
Organizations that supply Infrared Thermal
Imaging Inspection or Survey Services to others.
Thermal Imager Training Programs
Companies that make a business of training
- Emissivity...not Mystery
Otherwise known in these parts as The E-missivity Trail. A few pages
on this site that attempt an easily understood explanation of the basics about what emissivity
is in practice. It's short enough, but promises to expand if enough people
visit and feedback. There's more to it yet unpublished (more promises). This
section includes some references to books and articles which delve deeper into
Emissivity, if you did not already know, is a major word and
seemingly major complication in infrared thermography and thermometry. It is one
that is most often misunderstood (mis-spelled, too) and maligned as a major source
of measurement error. In truth the "culprit's" real name is Spectral
Emissivity, which doesn't get proper attention near often enough. It is a proud
member of the family of physical phenomena known as Optical Properties of Matter!
So, what is the truth? Is Emissivity="Bad Guy" or is it just an innocent bystander? If
you take a trip on the E-missivity Trail, you'll travel a bit closer to the beginning of the
truth. You might as well start at the beginning. That way, when you get the fundamentals correct the rest is a lot easier.
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