The challenge of measuring heat at high speeds

Flir Systems

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How do you measure the heat of an object that is moving fast or changing temperature rapidly? Traditional temperature measurement tools such as thermocouples or spot pyrometers don’t offer the resolution or speed needed to fully characterise high-speed thermal applications. These tools are impractical for measuring an object in motion – or at the very least, provide an incomplete picture of an object’s thermal properties.

In contrast, an infrared camera can measure temperature across an entire scene, capturing thermal readings for each pixel. Infrared cameras can offer fast, accurate, non-contact temperature measurement. By choosing the correct type of camera for your application, you will be able to gather reliable measurements at high speeds, produce stop-motion thermal images, and generate compelling research data.