First introduction to temperature
In this course you will be introduced to what is involved in a calibration of thermometers. The general concepts are explained and you get to see some demonstrations of a thermometer. Are you new to thermometer calibration? Then this course will help you take your first steps in the world of thermometry. With our level 2 and 3 follow-up courses, you can decide how deep you want to dive into this field. But first, Ryan Egbert from our partner Sine Calibration School will take you through the technique of temperature measurement.
Basics of temperature and thermometer calibration
Temperature measurement and calibration often go wrong. You will be introduced to common errors in temperature measurement and calibration. You will get a better insight into what makes a thermometer so special.
Measuring the surface temperature without contact is, among other things, a widely used method in the food industry. Contact thermometers have the advantage that the temperature indication within limits is a good measure of the temperature of the measured surface. Radiation thermometers do not have the disadvantage that they change because they are loaded at high temperatures, but there are many other problems. They often also measure the temperature of an object in the neighborhood in the reflection of the measurement object. You must also know the emission coefficient of the object to be measured. The contact temperature must be known for a good emissivity measurement.
Your knowledge of thermometry will increase in two days. Uncertainty account, focused on thermometers, is also treated bright and clearly. This course is structured as blended learning, combined learning: you learn via e-learning on our platform on the internet, you conduct supervised experiments and you learn in groups with many opportunities for questions.
This course has been merged with the follow-up course temperature measurement and thermometer calibration. By means of E-learning modules you learn the material prior to the courseday in which these experiments are incorporated.
We take you into our lab, which is built up in the course room, and we measure with you in small groups, you perform experiments and you work them out in an uncertainty budget.