Emissivity and Its Effect on Infrared Thermometer Readings

What is Emissivity?

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, emissivity is

: the relative power of a surface to emit heat by radiation

: the ratio of the radiant energy emitted by a surface to that emitted by a black body at the same temperature

So, you could think of it this way: every material or object emits radiant heat or infrared radiation at its own specific rate. The specific rate at which it emits thermal energy depends on the type of material it is made of, its surface properties, and the temperature of the object itself.

Because an infrared thermometer is measuring the infrared emissions of the object to determine temperature, […]

The Ultimate Emissivity Table

In one of our past articles, we have introduced the concept of emissivity and how a material’s emissivity affects the accuracy of our temperature gun readings. You may have experienced discrepancies when reading temperatures of rare or shiny materials. In our previous emissivity article, you discovered that different materials may require different emissivity settings in order for the temperature gun to give accurate readings. Changing the infrared gun’s emissivity setting should be done with the help of an emissivity table. […]

Keeping Food Safe with the ennoLogic Infrared Thermometer

Who is Responsible for Keeping Food Safe?

Millions of people are getting sick from foodborne illnesses each year. With that in mind, it is everyone’s responsibility to keep food safe. If someone is careless and neglects food safety during handling, preparing, or storing of food, the risks can be high. Eating food handled by a careless person can land you in the emergency room,  suffering considerable pain and can be potentially life-threatening. […]

Homemade Soap Making Made Easy – The Essentials

How to Make Homemade Soap? That’s got to be complicated! I’ve heard it’s a trial and error thing…

What if I told you there are only a few things you need to make sure you get right in order to create your first homemade soap? […]

Laser Tape Measuring Like a Boss: Getting the Most out of Your Laser Distance Meter 📏

Oh boy, I love innovation… Especially when it transforms practical tools we already use and suprises us with dramatic improvements.

One tool that demonstrates this beautifully is the ever-present and reliable tape measure.

I’m pretty sure just about everyone has had an opportunity to put a tape measure to good use. There’s nothing to it, right? You just stretch it, place the start of the tape on one end and look at the measurement on the other. Easy peasy. Until it isn’t, so much… […]

10 Bug Out Bag Essentials 🎒 for the Zombie Apocalypse🧟

Okay, so maybe there won’t be a zombie apocalypse… 🤥 But you should still be prepared for the unexpected.

Depending on your location on the planet there are all kinds of unexpected and unpleasant possibilities these days, and sadly, they seem to be increasing. Whether it’s a wildfire, tsunami, tornado, an earthquake, volcanic eruption, a hurricane, or worse, any catastrophe calls for preparedness you can’t make up later – so it’s better to plan ahead. 😱 […]

🍕 Perfect Pizza Made Easy with a Laser Temperature Gun

Perhaps there is no better-loved food in all the world than a piping hot, crispy, crunchy gooey cheesy perfect pizza.

Whether your favorite is Hawaiian with Canadian bacon and pineapple, a Gorgonzola extravaganza, Vegan ‘alt-cheese’ and fresh tomatoes, peppers and ripe olives, a white sauce specialty with chicken, or a spicy pepperoni –  just thinking about it makes your mouth water. […]

Drone Safety: Here’s a Preflight Checklist Before Flying A Drone

Drones are becoming more accessible these days. Taking one out to fly a few times may make you feel like a professional drone pilot. They are so easy to operate, you’ll feel like a master in no time. But, don’t be fooled by these toy-like flying machines. They can pose serious risks – especially if they stop working mid-flight and crash into people. Drone safety should be considered even before flying that drone. […]

Moisture Meter: 8 Reasons You Need It in Your Home Toolbox

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Reserve a Space for the Moisture Meter in Your Home Toolbox

Pretty much everyone knows you should have a home toolbox with a few essential items ready to use. Things like a good hammer, screwdrivers, a set of socket wrenches, a good pipe wrench, a roll of duct tape. Stuff like […]

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