ASTM WK37564

    New Classification for Radiation Thermometers

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E20.02 | Committee E20 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1. This classification covers radiation thermometers. These radiation thermometers include instruments commonly known as radiation thermometers, pyrometers, infrared thermometers, line scanners, and thermal imagers. It does not cover contact thermometers. This classification does not cover usage, calibration, accuracy verification, or quality assurance of radiation thermometers. This classification pertains to the measurement technique of a radiation thermometer to include its detector and spectral filtering. It does not prescribe any specific design for a radiation thermometer. It does not pertain to any specific application of the radiation thermometer or scenario in which the radiation thermometer may be used. 2. This classification of radiation thermometers is based on sensor type, spectral bandwidth (or spectral filtering), and dimensional coverage of measurements. Temperature ranges for spectral bandwidths are recommendations and are not mandatory. 3. The use of the Sakuma-Hattori equation in this classification is for purposes of comparison only. The use of this equation is not specific to any individual radiation thermometer. It should not be used to determine spectral bandwidth for a specific radiation thermometer. 4. This classification does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.


    Radiation Thermometer, Radiometer, Pyrometer, Infrared Thermometer, Line Scanner, Classification, Spectral Band, Non-contact Thermometer


    This standard is needed, so that users of non-contact thermometry can speak using a common set of language.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Frank Liebmann

    Draft Under Development