Advantages and disadvantages of optical pyrometer

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

  • The optical pyrometer is useful for high temperatures.
  • It is useful for monitoring the temperature of moving object and distant objects.
  • It has good accuracy.
  • No need for contact with target of measurement.
  • It is light in weight.

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

  • The accuracy may be affected by dust, smoke and thermal background radiation.
  • The optical pyrometer is not useful for measuring the temperature of clean burning gases that do not radiate visible energy.
  • It is more expensive.
  • It causes human error.
 Optical pyrometer

Optical pyrometer

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