1 April 2003 Online thermal imaging: a simple approach
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Continuous monitoring of plant and processes is widely practised but the use of thermal imagers in such systems has always been restricted by camera cost. A radiometric thermal imager can be regarded as equivalent to multiple single point radiometers or a matrix of thermocouples but with the advantages of far denser coverage, non-contact measurement, simpler installation and data processing; in addition several of the advantages of conventional machine vision systems such as shape and position recognition can be provided. IRISYS has developed a multipoint radiometer utilising its low-cost infrared array technology. This unit provides continuous real-time temperature monitoring of 256 data points at an affordable price; it is housed in a small, light-weight, sealed and robust metal case and generates RS232 or Ethernet data output. This paper reviews the radiometer technology and its application to single and multi-camera systems.
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Mark Senior, Mark Senior, Steve Hollock, Steve Hollock, Sat Sandhu, Sat Sandhu, Joanne Coy, Joanne Coy, Rob Parkin, Rob Parkin, } "Online thermal imaging: a simple approach", Proc. SPIE 5073, Thermosense XXV, (1 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486036; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.486036


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