Advantages, disadvantages and applications of radiation pyrometer

There are some advantages of radiation pyrometer which are given below.

  • The radiation pyrometer has high output and moderate cost.
  • It has ability to measure high temperature.
  • It has fast speed response.
  • It has good stability.
  • It has no physical contact with target of measurement.

There are some disadvantages of radiation pyrometer which are given below.

  • The radiation pyrometer is complex in nature.
  • It has non linear scale.
  • It has possible errors due to pressure to intervening gases or vapours that absorb radiation.
  • Emissivity of target material affecting measurement.

There are some important applications of radiation pyrometer which are given below.

  • The radiation pyrometer is used for temperature above the physical operating range of thermocouples.
  • It is used for measurement of temperature in exhaust, flues etc. in heating system.
Radiation Pyrometer

Radiation Pyrometer

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