Understanding Temperature

Temperature seems like it’s the most basic concept in the world.  How hard could it be to grab a thermometer and figure out how hot or cold something is?  Well, you might be surprised.  Especially in major industries where specific temperatures are imperative or when measuring materials that aren’t easy to access, identifying the proper temperature can be a major challenge.  For that reason, SRP Control offers a variety of products that can suit a variety of needs.

  • Measuring From a Distance – One of the most challenging aspects of temperature measurement is measuring it from a distance. Sometimes you can’t physically come into contact with the solid, liquid, or gas that’s being measured, so other methods are necessary.  Thermal imaging is capable of doing this and also creating a very useful visual representation of the various heat zones.  Laser technology such as the kind used in our Optris LaserSight Infrared Thermometer can measure a wide range of temperatures including ones that are on the extreme ends.
  • Extreme Conditions – Speaking of extreme temperatures, those can be some of the hardest to measure. Imagine dropping a standard home thermometer into a volcano.  That’s not going to provide very useful information at all; however, scientists do need data for these temperatures that are outside the norm.  SRP’s technology can accomodate.
  • Wear and Tear – Some temperature gauges have to be used in corrosive environments that can wreak havoc on traditional thermometers. Even in relatively benign liquids such as water, rust and decay can prevent correct operation of standard thermometers.  SRP Control’s devices can be mounted in a variety of ways while providing the durability that’s necessary for a wide variety of substances.

Temperature may be one of the most basic forms of measurement, but obviously there are a number of other factors that can be a concern.  Be sure that your company is purchasing the right tool for the right job.