Comparison of Blackbodies for Calibration of Infrared Ear Thermometers

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  • Author: Pušnik, Igor

    University of Ljubljana

  • Author: Clausen, Sønnik

    Plasma Physics and Technology Programme, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark

  • Author: Favreau, Jacques-Olivier

    Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie–LNE-Cnam

  • Author: Gutschwager, Berndt

    Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

  • Author: Dogan, Aliye Kartal

    Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

  • Author: Diril, Ahmet

    Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

  • Author: Guven, Ozlem Pehlivan

    Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

  • Author: McEvoy, Helen

    National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom

  • Author: Hoem, Stian Samset

    Norwegian Metrology Service

  • Author: Steiner, Anton

    Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology

  • Author: van der Ham, Eric

    Dutch National Metrology Institute

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The article presents the results of the EURAMET Project No. 927 “Comparison of blackbodies for calibration of infrared ear thermometers (IRETs)”. The objective of the comparison was to determine the agreement of blackbodies used for the calibration of IRETs among European national laboratories. To verify the accuracy of an IRET, a suitable blackbody (BB) is needed. Such a blackbody related to the EN standard, designed for the calibration of ear thermometers and immersed in a stirred water bath, was provided for the comparison by the pilot laboratory. The pilot provided also the transfer IRET and organized the comparison.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)127-138
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
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    Research areas

  • Combustion pollution control technologies, Accuracy, Blackbody, Ear thermometer, Uncertainty

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