Modern emissivity measuring facility for industry-orientated calibrations developed at PTB

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spectral emissivity sampleCAPTION: Local variation of the directed spectral emissivity of a car paint sample at a wavelength of 4 µm, measured using a thermography camera. (IMAGE COURTESY PTB)
Industry and research are increasingly relying on non-contact temperature measurements with the aid of heat radiation, for example, for the reliable and reproducible drying of car paint.

In order to attain exact and reliable results, the emissivity of the measured surface has to be known. It can only be determined precisely in complex measuring facilities.

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has developed a modern emissivity measuring facility for industry-oriented calibrations.
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