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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Scenarios: Infrared or Contact Thermometers

This post is Part 2 in a two part series regarding Contact vs. Non-Contact Thermometry and "How Infrared is Used for Temperature Measurement". Click HERE for Part 1. What is Infrared? How is Infrared Used for Temperature Measurement? Scenarios to watch out for: For all applications, remember that an infrared non-contact measurement is only a…
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Infrared: Non-Contact Temperature Measurement

What is Infrared? How is Infrared Used for Temperature Measurement?   Infrared Thermometers use infrared energy is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the red end of visible light and microwaves. Every form of matter with a temperature above absolute zero (0 K) emits infrared radiation relative to its temperature. Infrared energy is a…
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RTD Thermometers: Reading Temperature

Reading Temperature RTD, PRTD, PT100: What’s the Difference?   Let TEGAM Explain: An RTD is a Resistance Temperature Detector. Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD) use the physical properties of metals where the resistance changes proportionally with temperature. This change is much more linear than a thermocouple. The resistance change is defined by the composition of the…
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TEGAM, Inc. Awarded Five-Year Digital Thermometer Contract with US Navy

***US Navy Contracts with TEGAM, Inc.*** GENEVA, Ohio—In 2017 the US Navy requested a proposal for a Temperature Meter to fulfill the technical requirements of their SCAT 4213.  While application details were not disclosed, the Navy specifications were complete and demanded a great deal in precision, accuracy, durability and price.  TEGAM responded to this solicitation…
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TEGAM Enhances 930 Series Digital Thermometers for Food Industry Temperature Monitoring

TEGAM Enhances 930 Series Thermometers with New Firmware and Bluetooth® Communications to Aid Food Safety Compliance   FOOD SAFETY TEMPERATURE MONITORING: TEGAM - global manufacturer of  test, measurement and calibration instruments for science and industry - has added special firmware to its 930 Series wireless data thermometers to help food industry companies comply with food…
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What is a Thermocouple?

What is a Thermocouple? What exactly is a thermocouple? It is two wires of dissimilar metals that produce a thermoelectric voltage when the two ends are at different temperatures. There are three “families” of materials from which thermocouples are made. (See Charts Below) Some History on Thermocouples In the 1820’s Thomas Seebeck experimented with a…
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