The spectral responsivity of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) measurement system of high temperature blackbody infrared radiation characteristics is calibrated via ThermoGage HT9500 high temperature reference blackbody furnace from National Institute of Metrology, China (NIM). A calculation model of the spectral responsivity calibration of FTIR measurement system is established. The infrared spectrum of the blackbody radiation source is measured in the temperature range from 1273 K and 1973 K on the wavelength range from 1 μm to 14 μm. Calibration is carried out within the temperature range from 1373 K to 1873 K on the wavelength range between 1 μm and 13 μm. The infrared spectral radiation characteristics of ThermoGage HT9500 high temperature reference blackbody furnace are represented. The results indicated that the method of piecewise linear calibration was practicable. The measured infrared spectrum in the temperature range from 1373 K to 1873 K on the wavelength range between 1 μm and 13 μm was compared with the calculation which showed the signal divergence less than 1%. And the calculated temperature obtained by inverse calculation in this temperature region was compared with the actual temperature which showed the temperature divergence less than 0.45%.
Pyromark 1200 (Tempil Co, USA), which is a type of high-temperature high-emissivity coating, is silicon-based with good thermal radiation performance. Its stably working condition is at the temperature range 589~922 K thus a wide range of applications in industrial, scientific research, aviation, aerospace and other fields. Infrared emissivity is one of the most important factors in infrared radiation characteristics. Data on infrared spectral emissivity of Pyromark 1200 is in shortage, as well as the reports on its infrared radiation characteristics affected by its spray painting process, microstructure and thermal process. The results of this research show that: (1) The coating film critical thickness on the metal base is 10μm according to comparison among different types of spray painting process, coating film thickness, microstructure, which would influence the infrared radiation characteristics of Pyromark 1200 coating. The infrared spectral emissivity will attenuate when the coating film thickness is lower or much higher than that. (2) Through measurements, the normal infrared radiation characteristics is analyzed within the range at the temperature range 573~873 K under normal atmospheric conditions, and the total infrared spectral emissivity of Pyromark 1200 coating is higher than 0.93 in the 3~14 μm wavelength range. (3) The result of 72-hour aging test at the temperature 673 K which studied the effect of thermal processes on the infrared radiation characteristics of the coating shows that the infrared spectral emissivity variation range is approximately 0.01 indicating that Pyromark 1200 coating is with good stability. Compared with Nextel Velvet Coating (N-V-C) which is widely used in optics field, Pyromark 1200 high-temperature coating has a higher applicable temperature and is more suitable for spraying on the material surface which is in long-term operation under high temperature work conditions and requires high infrared spectral emissivity.