An infrared thermometer is a point-and-click portable/handheld gun that uses a laser to quickly read temperature from radiation-emitting objects. These temperature instruments
are likewise also known as laser thermometers or temperature gunsor non-contact thermometers. By knowing the object’s infrared radiation emitted, the temperature of it can be determined.
An infrared thermometer consists of a lens on to a detector to focus the infrared thermal radiation. When pointed to an object from a distance, detector detects and converts the radiant energy into temperature unit which is displayed on the design screen after being recompensed for actual/ambient temperature in order to provide accurate results. These are widely in places where a regular contact thermometer could not be used such as in a vacuum, remote telescope operations, checking electrical/mechanical equipment temperature/hot spot. It has stood out amidst corona virus outbreak as it is the quickest way used to measure people’s body temperature from a distance.
FAQ's related to Infrared Thermometer :-
Q.1 Is an infrared thermometer accurate?
An infrared thermometer provides accurate temperature reading but there can be a slight difference of ±2 °C or ±4 °F.
Q.2 What do you use an infrared thermometer for?
An infrared thermometer is used for measuring temperature
•In a vacuum
•In remote telescope operations
•Of electrical or mechanical equipment
•Of hot spot
Q.3 How does an infrared thermometer work?
A detector attached to an infrared thermometer detects & converts the radiant energy covered into temperature unit which is displayed on the screen.
Q.4 Can you use infrared thermometer on humans?
At times of epidemics of corona virus disease, an infrared thermometer is widely in use on humans to check body temperature in order to determine whether they are infected or not.