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Meer, Belgium — FLIR Systems has published a new technical note that investigates and describes how to use low-cost materials to increase target emissivity to enable accurate measurement using a thermal imaging camera.
Clean, unoxidized, bare metal surfaces such as are found in many R&D applications have low emissivity. Consequently they are difficult to analyse with a thermal imaging camera.
To get good accurate temperature measurements there is a consequent need to increase the emissivity of these problematic targets.
The technical note provides an informative introduction to emissivity and how a target’s emissivity, reflectance and thermal conductivity values are highly dependent on material properties. READ MORE »