InfraMation 2016 | 26-29 September | Las Vegas

Thermal Imaging Conference Program Announced

InfraMation 2016
Online — InfraMation 2016 is a high quality educational and networking conference for infrared thermographers.

FLIR Systems just announced the full program for InfraMation 2016, the world’s largest thermal infrared imaging training experience.

Due to take place in Las Vegas (NV, USA) from September 26-29th 2016 InfraMation 2016 is expected to attract in excess of 750 registrants involved or interested in thermal infrared imaging technology and its wide range of applications in industry, research, maintenance and much more.

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Chillventa 2016

11-13 October | Even Bigger with a Strong International Focus

Chilventa 2016Nuremberg, Germany — From 11 to 13 October 2016, on what will be its fifth appearance, Chillventa will once again turn Exhibition Centre Nuremberg into the No. 1 international gathering for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump sectors.

The one-day Chillventa Congress will kick off the event on 10 October and invites interested trade visitors to find out about the latest trends and developments in the industry.

The mood in the industry is upbeat and in 2016 the organiser is expecting all key trade fair performance indicators to be up again. Continue reading

New Relative Humidity Calibrator & Integrated Pressure Calibrator by MicroStep-MIS

Humiwell & Pressurewell at Meteorological Tech World Expo


Relative Humidity Calibrator

Bratislava, Slovak Republic — MicroStep-MIS has more than 20 years of experience in meteorology, providing complex solutions and comprehensive services for customer groups such as airports, meteorological and seismological institutes, hydrological institutes, environmental authorities, industry and municipalities.

Its team of specialists will be at the Meteorological Technology World Expo in Madrid, 27-29 September, to provide more information about the latest products from the fields of meteorology, hydrology, aviation, marine, modeling and forecasting, and sensor calibration.

MicroStep-MIS will display its new products: the Relative Humidity Calibrator, Humiwell, and Integrated Pressure Calibrator, Pressurewell. Continue reading

Aussie satellites to launch from International Space Station

To explore the region above Earth known as the thermosphere

An animation of the UNSW-Ec0 satellite being deployed from the International Space Station

Online — Three Australian research satellites – two of them built at the University of New South Wales – will be launched to the International Space Station this year and deployed into orbit to explore the little-understood region above Earth known as the thermosphere.

The trio is part of an international project known as QB50, which will see a total of 50 small satellites – known as cubesats and weighing just a kilo each – carry out the most extensive measurements ever undertaken of the region between 200 and 380 km above Earth. Continue reading

Traceability, uncertainty & standardization of meteorological & environmental measurements



“Ensuring sustained high-quality meteorological observations from sea, land and upper atmosphere in a changing world.”

Held alongside Meteorological Technology World Expo 2016, Madrid

Session highlight: — Thursday 27 September, from 11:00 hrs

Presentations include:

11:30-11:45  — The impact of the kelvin redefinition and recent primary thermometry on temperature measurements for meteorology and climatology
Dr Michael de Podesta, UK

12:15-12:30  —  Real-world performance of automated weather stations in the field
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Physicists Reach 91 K with Laser Cooling

By CSA Editor

by Aaron Hilf, University of New Mexico

Online  —  A group of scientists in the University of New Mexico’s Department of Physics & Astronomy are using lasers to advance optical refrigeration, a technique that reaches cryogenic temperatures without any moving parts.

Led by Dr. Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, professor of physics and astronomy, the group is using laser light to chill a special type of crystal that can then be attached to devices requiring constant and reliable cooling, like infrared detectors on satellites.

“Right now, anything that cools other parts of a system has moving parts. Most of the time, there’s liquid running through it that adds vibrations which can impact the precision or resolution of the device,” explains Aram Gragossian, a research assistant in Sheik-Bahae’s lab.

“But, when you have optical refrigeration, you can go to low temperatures without any vibrations and without any moving parts, making it convenient for a lot of applications.”

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VarioCAM/E HD head high-resolution thermography

Brilliance down to the smallest detail | From InfraTec

VarioCAM-HD-headDresden, Germany  —  VarioCAMÆ HD head offers high-resolution thermography for stationary use in the most varied of sectors and application areas

The thermal imaging cameras of the series VarioCAMÆ HD head from InfraTec are based on uncooled microbolometer FPA detectors of the latest generation. With up to (1,024 ? 768) IR pixels, the largest detector in its class delivers brilliant 16-bit thermography images.

Thanks to the opto-mechanical MicroScan unit, IR image formats with a geometric resolution of 3.1 MegaPixels are possible. Continue reading

The challenge of measuring heat at high speeds

Application Story by FLIR

FLIR APP STORYOnline — How do you measure the heat of an object that is moving fast or changing temperature rapidly?

Traditional temperature measurement tools such as thermocouples or spot pyrometers don’t offer the resolution or speed needed to fully characterize high speed thermal applications.

These tools are impractical for measuring an object in motion – or at the very least, provide an incomplete picture of an object’s thermal properties.

In contrast, an infrared camera can measure temperature across an entire scene, capturing thermal readings for each pixel. Infrared cameras can offer fast, accurate, non-contact temperature measurement.

By choosing the correct type of camera for your application, you will be able to gather reliable measurements at high speeds, produce stop-motion thermal images, and generate compelling research data. Continue reading

Humidity Calculator Includes Measurement Uncertainties

Also Free Apps for iOS & Android Devices

The humidity calculator from E+E Elektronik

The humidity calculator from E+E Elektronik

Online  —  With the online humidity calculator from E+E Elektronik, humidity-related parameters can be calculated quickly and easily.

In contrast to other programs, it takes into account the measurement uncertainties.

The E+E humidity calculator is now also available as a free app for mobile devices.

The app for Android or iOS operating systems can be downloaded from the Google Play or Apple App Store.

The app also features a pressure dew point calculator.

Based on known ambient conditions, the E+E humidity calculator converts among all humidity-related parameters, such as relative humidity, dew point / frost point temperature, water vapour density, mixing ratio, partial water vapour pressure and specific enthalpy.

Calculations can be made in metric (SI) as well as imperial (US) units. Continue reading