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Unpacking Instructions
Notes
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Unpacking Instructions
Remove the Packing List and verify that you have received all equipment, including
the following (quantities in parentheses):
• OS530/OS520 Series Handheld Infrared Thermometer (1)
• AA Size Lithium Batteries (4)
• Soft Cover Carrying Case (1)
• Analog Cable (1)
• RS232 Cable (only for OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524)
• CD Software (only for OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524)
• Quick Start Manual (1)
• User’s Guide (1)
Accessories
Model No.
OS520-ADAPTER-110V
OS520-ADAPTER-220V
OS520-RCC
OS520-SC-RCC
88013K
88001K
CAL-3-IR
SC-520
Description
110 VAC wall Adaptor, 9 VDC @ 200 mA
230 VAC wall Adaptor, 9 VDC @ 300 mA
Hard Carrying Case, Standard
Hard Carrying Case, Large
Surface Probe, K Type T/C, up to 815°C (1500°F)
Surface Probe, K Type T/C, up to 482°C (900°F)
NIST Traceable Calibration
Sighting Scope
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OS530/OS520 Series
Handheld Infrared Thermometer
TABLE
TABLE OF
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CONTENTS
CONTENTS
Page
Unpacking Instructions
Chapter 1 General Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.1
Introduction
1.2
Parts of the Thermometer
1.2.1
Front of the Thermometer
1.2.2
Rear of the Thermometer
Chapter 2 Using the Handheld Infrared Thermometer . . . .
2.1
How to Power the Thermometer
2.1.1
Battery Operation
2.1.2
ac Power Operation
2.2
Operating the Thermometer
2.2.1
Measurement Techniques
2.3
Real Time Mode (Active Operation)
2.3.1
Adjusting Emissivity
2.3.2
Using the LOCK Function
2.3.3
Calculating Temperature Values
2.3.4
Changing the Temperature from °F to °C (or vice versa)
2.3.5
Turning on the Display Backlighting
2.3.6
Thermocouple Input
2.3.7
Using the Alarm Functions
2.3.8
Using Ambient Target Temperature Compensation
2.3.9
Sending Temperature Data to a Series Printer
2.3.10 Sending Temperature Data to a Personal Computer
2.3.10.1 Software Installation
2.3.11 Storing the Temperature Data on Command
2.3.12 Erasing the Temperature Data form Memory
2.4
Recall Mode (Passive Operation)
2.4.1
Reviewing the Last Parameters
2.4.2
Downloading PReviously Stored Temperature Data
2.4.3
Reviewing Previously Stored Temperature
Chapter 3 Laser Sighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1
Warnings and Cautions
3.2
Description
3.3
Operating the Laser Sighting
Chapter 4 Sighting Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 5 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1
Replacing the Batteries
5.2
Cleaning the Lens
5.3
Calibrating the Thermometer
5.4
Servicing the Laser Sighting
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 7 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 8 Glossary of Key Strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1-1
1-4
1-4
1-6
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2-1
2-1
2-1
2-2
2-6
2-8
2-11
2-11
2-12
2-12
2-12
2-13
2-14
2-16
2.17
2.19
2.19
2-23
2.24
2-25
2-27
2-27
2-29
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3-1
3-2
3-3
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5-1
5-2
5-2
5-2
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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Index . . . .
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How Infrared Thermometry Works . . . .
Emissivity Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Determining an Unknown Emissivity . . .
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General Description
1
1.1 Introduction
The OS530/OS520 series Handheld Infrared (IR) Thermometers
provide non-contact temperature measurements up to 4500°F. They
offer effective solutions for many non-contact temperature
applications, including the following:
• Predictive Maintenance: Tracking temperature shifts
which indicate pending failure in solenoid valves.
• Energy Auditing: Locating wall insulation voids to reduce
building heating costs.
• Food Processing: Taking accurate temperature readings
without direct contact with the food or packaging material.
The IR thermometer provides information at a glance — the custom
backlit dual digital LCD displays both current and minimum,
maximum, average or differential temperatures. This versatile
instrument provides:
• Measurable target distances from 5 inches to approximately
100 feet
• Emissivity adjustable from 0.1 to 1.00 in 0.01 steps provides
ease of use when measuring a variety of surfaces.
• Built-in Laser sighting in Circle & Dot configurations.
• Thermocouple input available.
• An electronic trigger lock feature set via the keypad allows
continuous temperature measurement up to 4 times per
second.
• Audible and visual alarms. The high and low alarm points
are set via the keypad.
• 1 mV per degree (°F or °C) analog output, which allows
interfacing with data acquisition equipment (including
chart recorders, dataloggers and computers). OS524
provides 0.5 mV/Deg.
• Last temperature recall.
• Backlit display useful in low ambient light conditions.
• Powers from 4 AA size batteries or an ac adapter.
• RS232 serial communication to a PC or printer. This allows
downloading data for further analysis.
• Ambient target temperature compensation. This provides
more accuracy for measuring low emissivity targets.
• Record up to 100 temperature data points. Review the
recorded data on the thermometer LCD, as well as
downloading the data to a PC.
1-1
1
General Description
The thermometer is easy to use:
• Units have standard “V” groove aiming sights.
• Integral tripod mount permits hands-free operation, if
necessary.
• Temperature readings are switchable from °F to °C via the
keypad.
• Parameters, such as target material emissivity and alarm
setpoints, can be set and remain in memory until reset.
This instrument has a rugged and functional design, including:
• Sealed keypad display.
• Convenient trigger operation.
• Soft carrying case and wrist strap, for safety and ease of
carrying.
• Rubber boot around the lens and the display.
Table 1-1. OS530 Series Handheld Infrared Thermometer Features
Features
Accuracy*
Range
Emissivity
Backlit Dual Display
Distance to Spot
Size Ratio
Differential Temperature
Min/Max Temperature
Average Temperature
High Alarm
Thermocouple Input
Audible Alarm
& Indicator
Analog Output
Built-in Laser Sighting
Trigger Lock
Last Temperature Recall
Low Alarm
Ambient Target
Temperature
Compensation
RS232 Interface
Data Storage
1-2
OS531
OS532
OS533
OS534
±2% rdg
±1% rdg
±1% rdg
±1% rdg
0 to 750°F
0 to 1000°F 0 to 1000°F 0 to 1600°F
(-18 to 400°C) (-18 to 538°C) (-18 to 538°C) (-18 to 871°C)
adjustable
adjustable
adjustable
adjustable
standard
standard
standard
standard
10:1
standard
standard
standard
standard
—
10:1
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
20:1
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
30:1
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
1mV/deg
dot/circle
standard
standard
—
standard
1mV/deg
dot/circle
standard
standard
—
standard
1mV/deg
dot/circle
standard
standard
standard
standard
1mV/deg
dot/circle
standard
standard
standard
—
—
standard
standard
—
—
—
—
standard
—
standard
standard
General Description
Features
Accuracy*
Range
OS530L
±1% rdg
-18 to 538°C
0 to 1000°F
Emissivity
Adjustable
Display Resolution 1°F or 1°C
Backlit Dual
std
Display
Field of view
10:1
Differential
Temperature
std
Min/Max
Temperature
std
Average
Temperature
std
High Alarm
std
Low Alarm
--Audible Buzzer
& Indicator
std
Ambient Target
Temp
--Compensation
Analog Output
1 mV/Deg
RS232 Output
--Data Storage
--Built-in Laser
Dot/Circle
sighting
Trigger Lock
std
Last Temperature
Recall
std
Thermocouple
Input
---
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OS530HR OS530L-CF OS533-CF OS534-CF
3°F (1.7 °C)
±1% rdg
±1% rdg
±1% rdg
-30 to 121°C -18 to 538°C -18 to 538°C -18 to 871°C
-22 to 250°F 0 to 1000°F 0 to 1000°F 0 to 1600°F
Adjustable
Adjustable
Adjustable
Adjustable
0.1°For 0.1°C 1°F or 1°C
1°F or 1°C
1°F or 1°C
std
std
std
std
20:1
.15"@6"
.15"@6"
.15"@6"
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
---
std
std
---
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
---
---
std
std
1 mV/Deg
----Dot/Circle
1 mV/Deg
----Dot
1 mV/Deg
std
--Dot
1 mV/Deg
std
std
Dot
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
std
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std
std
* The temperature accuracy is 1% or 2% of Rdg or 3ºF (2ºC) whichever is
greater.
1-3
1
General Description
Features
Accuracy
Range
Emissivity
Backlit Dual Display
Distance to Spot Size Ratio
Differential Temperature
Min/Max Temperature
Average Temperature
High Alarm
Low Alarm
Audible Alarm & Indicator
Ambient Target
Temperature Compensation
Analog Output
RS-232 Output
Thermocouple Input
Data Storage
Built-in Laser Sighting
Trigger Lock
Last Temperature Recall
OS523**
±1%rdg
0 to 2500°F
(-18 to 1371°C)
adjustable
standard
varies**
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
OS524
±1% rdg
1000 to 4500°F
(538 to 2482°C)
adjustable
standard
110:1
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
1 mV/deg
standard
–––
standard
standard
standard
standard
standard
0.5 mV/deg
standard
–––
standard
standard
standard
standard
** OS523 provides three field of views:
Distance to Spot Size Ratio
OS523-1
OS523-2
OS523-3
1-4
30:1
60:1
68:1
General Description
1
1.2 Parts of the Thermometer
1.2.1 Front of the Thermometer
°F
Figure 1-1. OS530/OS520 Series Handheld Infrared Thermometer Front View
The display is shown in more detail in Figure 1-2 and described in
Table 1-2.
There are no user-serviceable parts in the thermometer.
Refer to Chapter 3 for Laser Sight information.
1-5
1
General Description
2
1
3
LCK
ATC
10
HAL LOBAT
LAL PRN °F °C
4
5
9
6
8
7
Figure 1-2. Display
and Keypad View
Table 1-2. Display Details
Key
➀
➁
➂
➃
➄
➅
➆
➇
➈
➉
Description
Display Mode displays one of the following:
TC (Thermocouple Input)
E (Emissivity)
HAL (High Alarm Setpoint)
MAX (Maximum Temperature) LAL (Low Alarm Setpoint)
MIN (Minimum Temperature)
AMB (Ambient Target Temp)
dIF (Differential Temperature)
PRN (Print Data)
AVG (Average Temperature)
MEM (Store Temperature Data)
Data associated with one of the Display Modes
Backlighting Icon - allows the display to be viewed under low ambient light
Displays the units of measure in either °F or °C
Main display - displays the current temperature
Locks the trigger / Enables or Disables alarms
▲ for incrementing data;
▼ for decrementing data;
is for turning on/off the backlighting
is for changing the units of measure from °F to °C or vice versa
Function key for scrolling through the display modes
Display Icons
Trigger Lock
Low Alarm
Ambient Target
Low Battery
High Alarm
Print Data
LAL, AMB, PRN: OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524
TC: OS532, OS533, OS534
MEM: OS534, OS523, OS524
1-6
General Description
1
1.2.2 Rear of the Thermometer
Figure 1-3 shows the various jacks that are used to connect a
recorder or the ac adapter to the thermometer. The figure also shows
the location of the tripod thread mount used for fixed point
monitoring. More details are provided in Section 2.2.1.
Laser
Dot/Circle
Switch
Laser Beam
Aperture
Figure 1-3. OS530 Series Handheld Infrared Thermometer Rear View
1-7
1
General Description
Notes
1-8
Using the Handheld Infrared Thermometer
2
2.1 How to Power the Thermometer
2.1.1 Battery Operation
Invert the thermometer and install 4 fresh AA size batteries as
shown in Figure 2-1. Make sure the batteries’ polarities are correct,
the batteries are not put in backwards, and are of the same type.
NOTE
If the
icon flashes, the batteries must be
replaced with fresh batteries immediately.
Figure 2-1. Installing the Batteries
2.1.2 ac Power Operation
The thermometer may be operated on ac power using the optional
ac adapter. 120Vac/60 Hz and 220Vac/50 Hz adapters are available.
When operating on ac power the batteries supply backup power in
case of ac power failure. The ac adapter input jack is shown in
Figure 1-3.
2-1
2
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2.2 Operating the Thermometer
1a.
(Without the Laser Sighting) -Aim the thermometer at
the target to be measured. Use the “V” groove (shown in
Figure 1-1) on top of the thermometer to align the target to
the thermometer’s field of view. Look down the “V” groove
with one eye only, in order to guarantee proper sighting.
Pull and hold the trigger.
1b.
(With the Laser Sighting) - Set the laser power switch to
the ON position. Aim at the target and pull the trigger.
The laser beam and the red power indicator LED will turn
on while the trigger is pulled. Refer to Chapter 3 for more
details on the Laser Sighting.
Figure 2-2. OS530/OS520 Series with Built-in Laser Sighting
2. The field of view of the thermometer should fall within the area
of the target being measured. See Figure 2-3. Figures 2-4 through
2-6 show the field of view vs distance for the various thermometers.
Field of View
Target
(ACCEPTABLE)
(UNACCEPTABLE)
Figure 2-3. Field of View Positions
2-2
2
SPOT DIA. * (CM)
SPOT DIA. * (IN)
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Figure 2-4. Field of View OS531, OS532, OS530L
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (FT)
SPOT DIA.* (IN)
0**
20" 2'
1'
3'
4'
5'
6'
7'
4.2"
8'
4.8"
3.6"
1.0" @ 0" to 20"
3.0"
2.4"
1.0"
1.0"
1.8"
1.2"
D:S = 20:1
2.5
SPOT DIA.* (CM)
4.0
6.0
8.0
2.5cm @ 51cm
10.0
*SPOT DIAMETER MEASURED
AT 90% ENERGY
40
80
120
12.2
160
200
244
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (CM)
Figure 2-5 Field of View OS533, OS530HR
** Measurement distance is from the outside surface of the rubber boot.
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2
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Figure 2-6 Field of View OS534, OS523-1
SPOT DIA.* (IN)
DISTANCE: SENSOR LENS TO OBJECT (in.)
0
3"
6"
9"
15"
12"
1.17"
0.9"
.45"
.39"
.15"
.78"
SPOT DIA.* (MM)
D:S = 40:1
22
11.5
3.9
9.9
19.9
29.9
*SPOT DIAMETER MEASURED
AT 90% ENERGY
0
7.6
15.2
22.9
30.5
38.1
DISTANCE: SENSOR LENS TO OBJECT (cm.)
Figure 2-7 Field of View OS53x-CF
2-4
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2
SPOT DIA.* (IN)
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (FT)
3'
0'
5'
10'
16'
2.9"
1.9"
0.9"@ 0
1.2"
1.0"
0.9"
D:S = 60:1
SPOT DIA.* (MM)
26
31
22mm @ 0
48
*SPOT DIAMETER MEASURED
AT 90% ENERGY
0
1.0
1.5
75
3.0
5.0
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (M)
Figure 2-8 Field of View OS523-2
SPOT DIA.* (MM)
SPOT DIA.* (IN)
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (FT)
0’
3’
2’
5’
.35"@ 24"
10’
4.0"
.8"
.9"
21
22
16’
7.0"
1.6"
42
101
181
3.0
5.0
9mm @ 610mm
*SPOT DIAMETER MEASURED
AT 90% ENERGY
0
.61
1.0
1.5
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (M)
Figure 2-9 Field of View OS523-3
2-5
2
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SPOT DIA.* (IN)
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (FT)
0'
16'
50'
82'
0.5"@ 0
8.7"
5.1"
1.5"
0.9"
D:S = 110:1
SPOT DIA.* (MM)
38
130
221
15
25
13mm @ 0
*SPOT DIAMETER MEASURED
AT 90% ENERGY
0
5
DISTANCE: SENSOR TO OBJECT (M)
Figure 2-10 Field of View OS524
3. The target temperature and emissivity are displayed on the LCD.
Determine the emissivity of the target (refer to Appendix B). Press the
key to increment the target emissivity. Press the
key to
decrement the target emissivity.
4. Press the
key to lock the trigger. The
icon will appear
on the display. This allows the thermometer to operate continuously
whether or not the trigger is pulled. To unlock the trigger, press the
key again. The
icon is no longer displayed. When the
trigger is pulled, the Laser Sighting as well as the display backlight
will stay on .
5. After completing a temperature measurement, release the trigger.
In order to conserve battery life, the thermometer goes into sleep
mode and the Laser Sighting turns off.
2-6
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2
2.2.1 Measurement Techniques
You can use the IR Thermometer to collect temperature data in any
one of five different ways:
• Spot Measurement — Measures the temperature of discrete objects
such as motor bearings, engine exhaust manifolds, etc.:
1. Aim at the desired target and pull the trigger.
2.
3.
If necessary, adjust the emissivity using the
keys.
Read the temperature.
and
• Differential Measurement — Measures the temperature differential
between two spots (the maximum and minimum temperatures
viewed)
1.
Aim the thermometer at the first spot and pull the trigger. Press
the
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
key to lock the trigger.
If necessary, adjust the emissivity.
Aim at the second spot.
Adjust the emissivity of the second spot if required.
To display the differential temperature, press the
key until
“dIF” appears on the display.
Read the differential temperature from the upper display.
Press the
key to unlock the trigger.
• Static Surface Scan – Measures the temperature across a static
surface:
1.
Aim the thermometer at a starting point and pull the trigger.
Press the
key to lock the trigger.
2.
If necessary, adjust the emissivity.
3.
Slowly move the thermometer so that the line of sight sweeps
across the surface. The thermometer measures the temperature
at each point on the surface.
To record the temperature profile across the surface, connect
the IR thermometer to a strip chart recorder. Refer to Figure
2-7 for details. The IR thermometer provides an analog output
of 1mV/degree. (0.5 mV/Deg on OS524)
4.
5.
After all the data has been taken, press the
the trigger.
key to unlock
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NOTE
Center hole is the
analog output jack
Analog
Cable
To Strip Chart
Recorder
Figure 2-11 Recorder Hookup
• Moving Surface Scan - Measures the Temperature of Points on a
Moving Surface:
1. Mount the thermometer on a camera tripod and aim at a fixed
point on the moving surface.
2. Pull the trigger and press the
key to lock the trigger.
3. If necessary, adjust the emissivity. The thermometer is now set
up for measuring the temperature of a moving surface.
4. To record the temperature profile of the moving surface,
connect the IR thermometer to a strip chart recorder. Refer to
Figure 2-11 for details.
5. After all data is taken, press the
key to unlock the trigger.
• Fixed Point Monitoring Over Time - Monitors the temperature at
a fixed point over time:
NOTE
It is recommended that you use the ac adapter for long
term measurement of temperature.
1.
2.
3.
Pull the trigger and press the
4.
5.
If necessary, adjust the emissivity.
The thermometer is now set up for unattended monitoring of
temperature over time. You can also download the temperature
to a Serial Printer or a PC for further analysis (Models OS533,
OS534, OS523, OS524).
After all data is taken, press the
key to unlock the trigger.
6.
2-8
Mount the thermometer on a camera tripod and aim at the
target.
Connect the analog output of the thermometer to a strip chart
recorder as shown in Figure 2-11.
key to lock the trigger.
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2.3 Real Time Mode (Active Operation)
Definition: Real Time Mode is the active operational mode of
the thermometer. In this mode, the thermometer constantly
measures and displays temperature.
Figure 2-12. General Operational Block Diagram
NOTE
If the trigger is pulled two times in rapid sequence,
it may reset the emissivity, high alarm, low alarm and
target ambient temperature to the default values.
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OS531 & OS532
OS530L, OS530HR
OS534, OS523, OS524
OS533
Go to
Go to
Go to
Go to
Go to
or
Go to
Go to
or
Go to
Go to
Last temperature
Differential temperature
Last temperature
Average temperature
Last temperature
Thermocouple temperature
Last temperature
High alarm setpoint
Last temperature
Low alarm setpoint
Last temperature
Ambient target temperature
Last temperature
Last/stored temperature
Memory location
Go to
Last temperature
Maximum temperature
Last temperature
Minimum temperature
Go to
Press
Last temperature
Emissivity
Display shows:
to...
to...
Display stored
temperature
Print stored data
Disabled
Press
Disabled
or
to...
Set memory location
Press
NOTE: The unit of measure (°F or °C) stays on (does not flash) during Recall Mode.
DISPLAY
MODE:
Recall Mode
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Table 2-1. Functional Flow Chart when the Trigger is Pulled (Real Time Mode)
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MODE
DISPLAY
LCK
LCK
DISPLAY
2
MODE
LCK
LAL
☞
LCK
LCK
ATC
*
☞
☞
LCK
LCK
*
☞
PRN
☞
☞
(Model OS533)
LCK
*
LCK
☞
☞
LCK
*
☞
LCK
*
☞
LCK
HAL
☞
(Model OS531, OS532
OS530L, OS530HR)
Figure 2-13. Visual Function Flow Chart
* While in these 5 modes:
Use
key to change temperature from °F to °C or vice versa.
Use
key to turn on the display backlighting.
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2.3.1 Adjusting Emissivity
Refer to Appendices B and C for information on emissivity.
1. Determine the emissivity of the target.
°F
2. Aim at the target and pull the trigger.
3. If necessary, press the
key to increment the target
emissivity or press the
key to decrement the target
emissivity.
NOTE
The Emissivity Display Mode (E) appears every time the
trigger is pulled regardless of how the Display Mode was
previously set.
NOTE
The emissivity setting does not change when the
thermometer is turned off. However, when the batteries
are replaced, the emissivity is reset to 0.95, the default
value.
2.3.2 Using the LOCK Function
This function electronically locks the trigger mechanism:
1. Pull the trigger and press the
key to lock the trigger. The
icon will appear on the display.
2. Release the trigger. This allows the thermometer to operate
continuously whether or not the trigger is pulled.
NOTE
To unlock the trigger function, press the
and the
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2.3.3 Calculating Temperature Values
The thermometer calculates the MAX, MIN, dIF, and AVG
temperatures based on the current temperature.
°F
°F
°F
is the maximum temperature
since the temperature
measurement session starts
(pulling the trigger).
°F
°F
is the minimum
temperature since the
temperature measurement
session starts.
is the difference between
the MAX and MIN
temperatures.
is the true average temperature since the temperature
measurement session starts. The average temperature under
continuous operation is accurate for a limited period of time
(refer to the specifications). However, the AVG temperature
function can be used indefinitely when the thermometer is
operating intermittently.
“AVG ---” is displayed when either of the following conditions
occur:
1. When the average temperature measurement reaches its
time period as stated in the specifications.
2. When the thermometer is trying to measure a target
temperature which is outside of its measuring temperature
range.
To clear the “AVG ---” display, turn off the thermometer.
NOTE
Every time the thermometer goes from the sleep mode to the
Real Time mode (by pulling the trigger) the MAX, MIN, dIF,
AVG and TC temperatures are updated.
2.3.4 Changing the Temperature from °F to °C (or vice versa)
During the time that the thermometer displays either MAX, MIN,
dIF, AVG or thermocouple temperatures, press the
key to
change all the temperatures from °F to °C or vice versa.
2.3.5 Turning on the Display Backlighting
During the time that the thermometer displays either MAX, MIN,
dIF, AVG or thermocouple temperatures, press the
key to
turn the display backlighting ON/OFF while the
unit is in LOCK mode and trigger is released. In addition, the
display backlight turns on automatically when the trigger is pulled.
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2.3.6 Thermocouple Input (OS532, OS533, OS534)
The thermometer accepts thermocouple input. It displays
thermocouple temperature and the target temperature (via
infrared) simultaneously. This function provides an accurate
method of determining an unknown emissivity.
LCK
°F
• To Determine an unknown target emissivity
1.
Connect a contact thermocouple probe (Type K) to the
thermometer as shown in Figure 1-3.
2.
Measure the object temperature using the thermocouple
probe.
3.
Aim at the object and measure the temperature via infrared.
4.
Press and hold the
key until the Emissivity Display
mode (E) appears.
5.
Set the emissivity by pressing the
or
keys until
the temperature reading matches the thermocouple
temperature measurement.
6.
The thermometer now displays the correct object
emissivity.
"TC--- is” is displayed when the thermocouple
input is open or out of range (0 to 1600°F).
LCK
°F
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2.3.7 Using the Alarm Functions
The thermometer provides audible and visible alarm
indications.
• To set the high alarm value:
°F
HAL
1.
Pull the trigger. Then press and hold the
key until
the High Alarm Display Mode (HAL) appears.
2.
Press the
the
3.
key to increment the high alarm value. Press
key to decrement the high alarm value.
Press the
key to enable the high alarm function. The
icon appears.
If the temperature exceeds the high alarm setpoint,
you will hear a beep and the
icon on the
display flashes.
4.
To disable the high alarm, press the
and the
key again,
icon disappears.
NOTE
If you are not in High Alarm Display Mode (HAL) when
the high alarm goes off, you must press the
key to
get into the High Alarm Display Mode. Then press the
key to disable the high alarm.
NOTE
The high alarm setpoint does not change when the
thermometer is turned off. However, when the
batteries are replaced, it is reset to the default value
as follows:
OS530HR:
250°F
OS531:
750°F
OS530L, OS532, OS533:
1000°F
OS534:
1600°F
OS523:
2500°F
OS524:
4500°F
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• To set the low alarm value: (OS533, OS534, OS523,
OS524):
1.
LAL
°F
Pull the trigger. Then press and hold the
key until
the Low Alarm Display Mode (LAL) appears.
2.
Press the
the
3.
key to increment the low alarm value. Press
key to decrement the low alarm value.
Press the
key to enable the low alarm function. The
icon appears.
If the temperature drops below the low alarm
setpoint, you will hear a beep and the
icon on
the display flashes.
4.
To disable the low alarm, press the
the
key again, and
icon disappears.
NOTE
If you are not in Low Alarm Display Mode (LAL)
when the low alarm goes off, you must press the
key to get into the Low Alarm Display Mode.Then
press the
key to disable the low alarm.
NOTE
The low alarm setpoint does not change when the
thermometer is turned off. However, when the
batteries are replaced, it is reset to the default value
of 0°F (1000°F for OS524).
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2.3.8 Using Ambient Target Temperature Compensation
(OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524)
ATC
°F
Use the Ambient Target Temperature Compensation
(AMB) Display Mode when high accuracy readings under both
of these conditions are required:
• The target has a low emissivity.
• The ambient temperature around the target is much
higher than the ambient temperature around the
infrared thermometer.
To set and activate the Ambient Target Temperature
Compensation Mode:
1.
Pull the trigger and press the
key to lock the
trigger. Set the emissivity to 1.0 (refer to Section 2.3.1).
2.
Press and hold the
key until the Average Display
Mode (AVG) appears.
3.
Slowly move the thermometer so that the line of sight
sweeps across the area surrounding the target. The
thermometer measures the temperature at each point on
the surrounding area.
4.
Read the average temperature value from the upper
display and record it here __________.
5.
Press and hold the
key until the Ambient
Temperature Display Mode (AMB) appears.
6.
Set the AMB temperature found in Step 4 by pressing the
key or the
7.
Press the
key.
key to enable the ambient target
temperature compensation. The
icon appears
on the display.
NOTE
To disable this mode, press the
The
key again.
icon disappears.
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8.
ATC
°F
Press and hold the
key until the Emissivity Display
Mode (E) appears.
9.
Change the emissivity to the proper value for the target
being measured (refer to Section 2.3.1).
10.
Aim at the target. The target temperature and emissivity
are displayed on the LCD.
11.
After all data is taken, press the
key to release
this mode
NOTE
To disable the Ambient Target Temperature
Compensation at a later time, you must press the
key to get into the Ambient Target
Temperature Display Mode. Then press the
key to disable it.
NOTE
The target ambient temperature does not change
when the thermometer is turned off. However,
when the batteries are replaced, it is reset to the
default value of 75°F.
2.3.9 Sending Temperature Data to a Serial Printer
(OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524)
The thermometer can transmit temperature data to a Serial
Printer via the RS-232 phone jack and the RS-232 cable.
PRN °F
1.
Turn on the Serial Printer and set the following
parameters:
Speed: 4800 BPS
Data: 8 Bits
2.
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One Stop Bit
No Parity
Connect the RS-232 cable between the thermometer and
the printer as shown in Figure 2-14.
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PRN °F
NOTE
Bottom hole is
the RS-232 jack
Serial Printer
RS-232
Digital
Cable
25-pin 'D'
Connector
6-pin
Phone Jack
To the
Printer
To the
Thermometer
Figure 2-14. Serial Printer Hookup
3.
Pull the trigger and press the
trigger. The
4.
key to lock the
icon will appear on the display.
Press and hold the
until the Print Data display
Mode (PRN) appears.
5.
Press the
key to increment the printing interval. Press
the
key to decrement the printing interval. The
printing interval (from 1 to 1999 seconds) is the time
between data points. The default value is 2 seconds.
6.
Press the
icon
key to start sending data. The
appears on the display.
NOTE
To stop sending data, press the
the
key again, and
icon disappears.
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7.
PRN °F
After all data is taken, press the
the.
8.
key again and
icon disappears.
Press and hold the
until the Emissivity display Mode
(E) appears.
9.
Press the
key to unlock the trigger.
2.3.10 Sending Temperature Data to a Personal Computer
(OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524)
PRN °F
The thermometer can transmit temperature data to a
Personal Computer via the RS-232 phone jack and the
RS-232 cable.
NOTE
Bottom hole is
the RS-232 jack
Personal
Computer
RS-232
Digital
Cable
6-pin
Phone Jack
To the
Thermometer
25-pin 'D'
Connector
To the
Computer
Figure 2-15. Personal Computer Hookup
2.3.10.1 Software Installation
System Requirements
To run IR_TEMPSOFT you must have an IBM-compatible personal
computer with these minimum specifications:
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Operating System:
Processor :
Ram:
Monitor:
Video Card:
CommPort:
CD-ROM:
Hard Drive:
2
Win95, Win98, Win NT 4.0, Windows 2000
Pentium Class (Any speed)
32 Mega-Bytes
VGA, Or Higher Resolution
Supports VGA, 256 Color, 800 x 600 Resolution (Minimum)
4800 Baud, 8 Databits, 1 Stop, No Parity.
Any Speed
10 Mega-Bytes Available Space (For Installation Only)
How to Install IR_TEMPSOFT
Please follow this installation procedure to install
IR_TEMPSOFT:
1. Place the supplied CD disk into your CD-ROM drive.
Make certain that you are not running any other
applications at this time. Running other applications
while trying to install IR_TEMPSOFT may cause
installation errors.
2. The CD will automatically start.
3. Click on Free Software. Then Click on the Software icon.
4. Now you will see a menu of Free software download for
different products.
5. Click on the Infrared Thermometer picture icon. This will
start the installation process.
6. Follow the installation instructions as they appear on
your screen. For example, you will be asked in which
directory would you like to install the IR_TEMPSOFT
program. You may accept the default location provided,
("C:\Program Files\IR_TEMPSOFT\") or specify your
own location.
7. During the process of installation, the installer program
will notify you if it is about to overwrite an existing file
with one that is older. Should this occur, it is advisable to
keep your newer files and do not overwrite them with
the supplied older files.
8. After a successful installation, the installer program will
notify you with a pop-up which states "IR_TEMPSOFT
from Omega Engineering Setup was completed
successfully." Just click on the "OK" button.
If you have any trouble with the installation of this
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program please contact technical support at Omega
Engineering Inc.
Connecting the IR-System to the PC
Make certain that your Infrared Thermometer is powered
down before you attempt to make any connections to the
personal computer. Making connections between powered
devices and a powered PC can cause damage to
communications ports, or other electronic circuitry in your
device or computer.
1. With the thermometer device powered down, connect the
enclosed serial communications cable to the device.
2. Connect the other end of the serial cable to the desired
communications port of the personal computer. Usually,
it is located in the back of the unit.
3. Pull the trigger and press the
key to turn on the
thermometer. Point the thermometer to your target, and
make certain that you are reading a temperature. Do not
begin to print (send) data at this time.
Starting The IR_TEMPSOFT Software
1. From your desktop, click on the "Start" Button.
2. Locate, and click on the "Programs" selection. A side
menu will appear listing all application programs that
can be run on the computer.
3. Locate and click on the "IR_TEMPSOFT" folder.
4. Click on "IR_TEMPSOFT" to start the program.
Receiving Real-Time Temperature Data
1. After the splash screen is displayed and disappears, you
will be left at the main panel of the program.
2. Here you will select the "Command" menu item from the
main menu bar, which will cause a drop down menu to
appear. Select "Send Data In Real Time" to begin
receiving data.
3. A popup will appear showing a computer searching for
an IR Device with the caption "Scanning CommPort for
IR Transmission". This is normal, as the program is now
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waiting for the thermometer to transmit data through your
RS-232 port.
4. Begin transmitting data from the thermometer by
pressing and holding the
key on the thermometer
until the Print Data Display Mode (PRN) appears.
5. Press the "UP" key to increment the printing interval.
Press the "Down" key to decrement the printing interval.
The printing interval (from 1 to 1999) is the time between
data points. The default value is 2 seconds.
6. Press the
key on the thermometer to begin
transmitting data. The "PRN" icon appears on the
thermometer display. You should now see the current
temperature, the downloaded parameters, and the
temperature data being charted.
If instead the "Scanning CommPort for IR Transmission"
popup is still visible, then there is a communications error.
Check the communications cable, and its connection at both
the IR device and computers comm-port. Make certain that
you are connected to your configured comm-port.
From the main menu, click on Help, and select On-Line
Manual. The on-line Manual has more detailed information
regarding all the features of the software.
To stop the data transmission from the thermometer, press
the
key and the PRN icon will disappear.
NOTE
The transmitter temperature data is the average
temperature for every printing interval period.
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2.3.11 Storing the Temperature Data on Command
(OS534, OS523, OS524)
°F
The thermometer can store up to 100 temperature data
points on command. Each set of temperature data is broken
down into the temperature value, emissivity, and high
alarm setpoint for that temperature. This data is stored in
non-volatile memory, so removing the batteries will not
affect this data. To store temperature data:
1.
Aim at the target and pull the trigger and press the
key to lock the trigger. The
icon will appear
on the display.
2.
If necessary, press the
key to increment the target
emissivity or press the
key to decrement the target
emissivity.
3.
Press and hold the
key until the Memory Display
Mode (MEM) appears.
4.
Press the
key to increment the memory location or
press the
key to decrement the memory location.
The memory location can be from 001 to 100.
5.
Press the
key to store the target temperature at the
memory location indicated. You will hear a beep to
verify that the data is stored.
NOTE
You can write over any previously stored
memory locations.
6.
After all data is taken, press and hold the
until the Emissivity Display Mode (E) appears.
7.
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2.3.12 Erasing the Temperature Data from Memory
The user can erase all 100 temperature data points in
memory at any time by using the following procedure:
1.
Pull the trigger and press the
key. The
icon will appear.
2.
Press the
and
keys in rapid sequence.
NOTE
icon disappeared, repeat steps
If the
1 and 2
The display freezes momentarily, and a beep
sounds for about 1 second. Now the memory
is cleared. The thermometer reverts to real
time mode.
NOTE
Erasing the temperature data does not erase or
reset Emissivity, High and Low Alarm setpoints,
printing interval and Ambient Target Temperature
compensation
3.
After all data is erased from memory, press the
key to unlock the trigger.
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2.4 Recall Mode (Passive Operation)
Definition: Recall Mode is the passive operational mode of
the thermometer. In this mode, you may review the most
recently stored temperature data and parameters.
Pull Trigger
Start
Sleep
Mode
Display Turns Off
Immediately
(Release
Trigger)
(Table 2-1)
Press
Display Turns Off in
Approx. 10 Seconds
Real Time
Mode (Active)
(No keys
pressed)
Recall Mode
(Table 2-2)
(Passive)
Figure 2-16. General Operational Block Diagram
NOTE
In order to get into the Recall Mode of operation,
press the
key only. Do not pull the
trigger; otherwise, you will get into the Real Time
(Active) Mode of operation.
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OS531 & OS532
OS530L, OS530HR
OS534, OS523, OS524
OS533
Go to
Go to
Go to
Go to
Go to
or
Go to
Go to
or
Go to
Go to
Last temperature
Differential temperature
Last temperature
Average temperature
Last temperature
Thermocouple temperature
Last temperature
High alarm setpoint
Last temperature
Low alarm setpoint
Last temperature
Ambient target temperature
Last temperature
Last/stored temperature
Memory location
Go to
Last temperature
Maximum temperature
Last temperature
Minimum temperature
Go to
Press
Last temperature
Emissivity
Display shows:
to...
to...
Display stored
temperature
Print stored data
Disabled
Press
Disabled
or
to...
Set memory location
Press
NOTE: The unit of measure (°F or °C) stays on (does not flash) during Recall Mode.
DISPLAY
MODE:
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Table 2-2. Functional Flow Chart (Recall Mode)
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2.4.1 Reviewing the Last Parameters
The thermometer stores the last temperature measured in
°F
the real time mode (refer to Table 2-1). This temperature
can be recalled by pressing the
- Press the
key.
key to review the most recently stored
temperature data and parameters. You may review:
• MAX temperature
• MIN temperature
Calculated values
• dIF temperature
• AVG temperature
• TC temperature
• HAL temperature
• LAL temperature
Set values
• AMB temperature
• MEM location
3.6.2 Downloading Previously Stored Temperature Data
(OS534, OS523, OS524)
PRN °F
Up to 100 sets of stored temperature information can be
downloaded to a serial printer or a personal computer. Each set
of temperature information is broken down to the temperature
value, the Emissivity, and the high alarm setpoint for that
temperature.
1a.
Turn on the Serial Printer and set the following
parameters:
Speed: 4800 BPS
Data: 8 Bits
One Stop Bit
No Parity
or
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1b.
Turn on the Personal Computer.
2.
Connect the RS-232 cable between the thermometer and
the Serial Printer or Personal Computer as shown in
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3.
PRN °F
4.
5.
6.
7.
2
To download stored temperature data points from the
thermometer, first make certain that it is not in printing
mode. Make sure that the IR_TEMPSOFT is installed
properly as explained in section 2.3.10.
On the main menu bar, click on “Command-> Download
Stored Data”. The “Stored Data” window will appear.
The “Stored Data Points” window will appear.
Click on the “START RECEIVING” button to bring the
program into receive mode. Release the trigger to put the
thermometer into sleep mode.
Press and hold the
key until you see the Print Display
Mode (PRN) appear.
8.
Press the
key to start downloading the stored date to
the Personal Computer. The “PRN” icon appears on the
thermometer display. When the stored data is completely
downloaded, you will hear a peep and the “PRN” icon
disappears.
9.
When the thermometer completes sending all its memory
content, a pop-up will appear.
10.
From the “STORED DATA” window you can save the
display data to a text file or directly export it into a MS
Excel file.
The on-line Manual has more detailed information on all the
features of this software.
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2.6.3 Reviewing Previously Stored Temperature Data
(OS534, OS523, OS524)
You can review all 100 stored temperature values on the
thermometer display using the following procedure:
°F
1.
Press and hold the
key until you see the Memory
Display Mode (MEM) appear.
2.
Press the
key to increment the memory location or
press the
key to decrement the memory location.
The memory location can be from 001 to 100.
3.
Press the
key. The stored temperature is shown in
the lower portion of the display. If there is no data stored
in a memory location, the display shows “----”.
4.
To review other stored temperatures, repeat Steps 2
and 3.
NOTE
If no keys are pressed, the thermometer goes into sleep
mode in approximately 10 seconds.
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3
3.1 Warnings and Cautions
CAUTION
You may receive harmful laser radiation exposure if you
do not adhere to the warnings listed below:
• USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HERE MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
EXPOSURE.
• DO NOT LOOK AT THE LASER BEAM COMING
OUT OF THE LENS OR VIEW DIRECTLY WITH
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS - EYE DAMAGE
CAN RESULT.
• USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN OPERATING THE
LASER SIGHTING.
• NEVER POINT THE LASER BEAM AT A PERSON.
• KEEP OUT OF REACH OF ALL CHILDREN.
WARNING
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE LASER SIGHTING.
(There are no user-serviceable parts in the module.)
Refer to the inside back cover for product warning label.
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Laser Sighting
3.2 Description
The Laser Sighting is built into the thermometer. It provides a visual
indication of the field of view of the thermometer. Aiming at distant
targets (up to 40 feet) becomes much easier by using the Laser
Sighting. It is offered in two different models, laser dot, and laser
dot/circle switchable.
OS53x-CF and OS523-3 — Thermometer with built-in Laser Dot
All other models — Thermometer with built-in Laser Dot/Circle Switchable
Figures 3-1 and 3-2 show the rear and front view of the thermometer with the
built-in laser sight module.
Laser
Dot/Circle
Switch
Warning and
Certification
Label
Figure 3-1. Rear View
of the Thermometer
3-2
Figure 3-2. Front View
of the Thermometer
Laser Sighting
3
3.3 Operating the Laser Sighting
1. Set the laser power switch to the ON position as shown in
Figure 3-2.
2. Aim at the target and pull the trigger.
3. The laser beam and the red power indicator LED will turn on.
Refer to Figure 3-1 and Figure 3-2.
The laser beam will stay on as long as the trigger is pulled.
If the trigger is locked (the
key is previously pressed) or
released, the laser beam will turn off. In order to turn on the
Laser Sighting again, pull the trigger again.
4. Depending on the model, the laser dot/circle switch allows the user
to switch between laser dot and laser circle. The laser dot provides
visibility at longer distances.
Figure 3-3 shows the two different laser configurations. The laser
Dot indicates the center of the field of view of the thermometer.
The laser Circle indicates the perimeter of the thermometer’s field
of view.
The visibility of the laser beam depends on the ambient light levels.
TM
Laser Dot
Laser Circle
Figure 3-3. Two Laser Configurations
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Laser Sighting
NOTE
The Laser Sighting turns on only when used with the
thermometer. The module does not turn on by itself.
The line of sight of the thermometer does not coincide with that of
the Laser Sighting, as shown in Figure 3-4. The two lines of sight
become less critical when measuring distant targets. For example, at
30 feet from the target and a 3 foot diameter target size, there is a
2.7% offset error with respect to the target size. For close-up targets,
first make sure the target fills the laser circle, then point it with the
center of the beam approximately 1" below the center of the target.
A simple method to make infrared measurements is to scan the laser
beam across the target area vertically and horizontally and recall
measurements of maximum for hot and minimum for cold target
(compared to the background) to obtain the correct temperature.
Figure 3-4 Lines of Sight of the Laser Sighting and Thermometer
3-4
Sighting Scope
4
4.1 Sighting Scope
The Sighting scope is an accessory for the thermometer. It provides a visual
indication of the target being measured. Aiming at distant targets (up to
200 feet) becomes much easier by using the Sighting scope.
4.2 Installing and Operating the Sighting Scope
1. If the sighting scope is already installed on the thermometer,
go onto step 5.
2. The sighting scope comes with a pair of mounting clamps
already attached.
3. Slide the pair of mounting clamps over the ”V“ grove of the
thermometer from back to front as shown in FIG 4-1. DO NOT remove
the protective label from the laser sight power contacts.
4. Using the two mounting screws of the clamp, tighten the sighting scope
to the pair of clamps and the thermometer.
5. Look through the sighting scope at an arm’s length. You will see
a crosshair indicating the center of the target being measured.
6. Aim at the target and pull the trigger.
Since the sighting scope mounts on top of the thermometer, the line of
sight of the thermometer does not coincide with that of the sighting
scope, as shown in Fig. 4-1. The distance between the two lines of sight
(111⁄16") becomes less critical compared to the target size when
measuring distant targets (50 feet and longer).
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Sighting Scope
Pair of Mounting Clamps
Line of sight of
the sighting scope
1 11/16 (42.8 mm)
Line of sight of
the thermometer
Figure 4-1. Installing the Sighting Scope
4-2
Maintenance
5
5.1 Replacing the Batteries
NOTE
When you change the batteries, all of the set parameters
(i.e. emissivity, high alarm, low alarm, Target Ambient
Temperature) will be reset to the default values. For your
convenience, you may want to write down all of the set
parameters BEFORE replacing the batteries.
The thermometer is powered by 4 standard AA size lithium
batteries. To replace the batteries:
1. Invert the thermometer and open the cover of the battery
compartment.
2. Remove the old batteries.
3. Install 4 fresh AA size (lithium or alkaline) batteries as shown in
Figure 2-1.
4. Close the battery compartment cover.
NOTE
When the battery power is so low that accurate measurements
are no longer possible, the thermometer shuts down and you
must replace the batteries immediately.
You will see and hear the following:
•
•
•
The
icon flashes
The thermometer beeps intermittently
The thermometer flashes “
“ in the main display.
Safety Warning
Do not open batteries, dispose of in fire, heat above
100°C (212°F), expose contents to water, recharge, put in
backwards, mix with used or other battery types – may
explode or leak and cause personal injury.
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Maintenance
5.2 Cleaning the Lens
Although all lenses are quite durable, take care to prevent scratching
when cleaning them. To clean the lens:
1. Blow off loose particles, using clean air.
2. Gently brush off remaining particles, using a camel hair brush.
Alternatively, clean any remaining contaminants with a damp, soft,
clean cloth. Be careful not to rub too hard.
CAUTION
Do not use any ammonia or cleaners with ammonia on the lens,
as damage may result. Do not wipe the surface dry, as this may
cause scratching.
5.3 Calibrating the Thermometer
The thermometer can not be calibrated by the user. For precise
calibration of the thermometer, call our Customer Service
Department. It is recommended that the Infrared Thermometer
to be sent to the factory once a year for recalibration.
5.4 Servicing the Laser Sighting
Servicing and maintenance is not required to keep the laser
sighting in proper operating condition. In the event of a
malfunction, the unit should be returned to the manufacturer
for repair.
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Troubleshooting Guide
THERMOMETER
Problem
Solution
The thermometer does
1a. Properly install fresh batteries.
not turn on (No Display)
1b. If operating under ac power, check
that the ac adapter is plugged in
properly to the ac wall outlet and to the
thermometer.
1c.
Make sure the batteries make good
contact - remove and reinstall the
batteries.
2.
Make sure that the trigger is pulled
completely.
1.
Reset the thermometer. It sets all
of the parameters to the default
values and restores calibration. The
procedure is as follows, when the
thermometer is in sleep mode:
a. Press and hold the
key.
b. Pull the trigger.
c.
Release the trigger.
d. Release the
e.
key.
The version of the software is
displayed for about 1 second.
The emissivity display mode
immediately follows with the
emissivity of 0.95.
- The
icon
flashes.
- The thermometer
beeps intermittently.
- The thermometer
flashes “
“ in the
Main Display.
1.
Properly install fresh batteries.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Solution
The thermometer is
“locked up” (the
display is “frozen”).
Remove and reinstall the batteries or
disconnect and reconnect the ac
adapter.
The display is either
erratic or stays at one
reading.
1.
Clean the thermometer lens.
Refer to Section 4.2.
2.
Activate the Diagnostic Program in
the thermometer as follows:
a. Pull the trigger and press the
key to lock the trigger.
b. Hold down the
press the
key and
key until
“VER X.X” is displayed.
You can expect to see and hear the
following:
•
You will see the version number
“VER X.X” of the software for about
1 second.
•
You will hear a beep, “TST” is
displayed and °F flashes.
•
Soon after, all of the segments of
the display including the
backlighting will light up for about
1 second.
•
The display will clear and a PAS
(pass) or ERR (error) code may be
seen on the display.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
6
Solution
If you see an error code, either
“ERR1”, “ERR2”, or “ERR3”, record
the code and call our Customer
Service Department. Provide
Customer Service with the error
code that is displayed in the upper
left corner of the display. The
Customer Service Department
representative may ask you to return
the thermometer to the factory.
•
The display will go back to the
Real Time Mode (Emissivity
Display Mode).
c.
After running the diagnostic
program, press the
key to
unlock the trigger.
1.
The thermometer has to stabilize
before taking temperature
measurements. It takes up to 40
minutes for the thermometer to
stabilize.
1.
The thermometer has to stabilize
before taking temperature
measurements. It takes up to 20
minutes for the thermometer to
stabilize.
The temperature reading is
erratic. The thermometer
has just been moved from
one extreme temperature
to room temperature [0°C
or 50°C (32°F or 122°F)]
or vice versa.
The temperature reading
is erratic. The thermometer
has just been moved from
room temperature
(ambient temperature) to a
temperature 10°C colder
or warmer.
☞
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Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
The thermometer resets
itself unexpectedly.
The emissivity has been
reset to .95. All other
parameters are reset to
the default values.
Solution
The trigger is pulled two times in
rapid sequence. Wait at least 2
seconds between two successive
trigger pulls. You may need to set
the emissivity, low alarm, high
alarm, target ambient temperature
values again.
Laser Sighting
Problem
No Laser Beam
The Laser "line of sight"
does not coincide
with the center of the
target.
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Solution
1. Make sure the trigger is pulled
and the laser power switch is
turned on. (The red power LED
should be lit).
1. The line of sight and the center
of the target are offset by design.
(refer to Figure 3-4 and the
explanation above it for how
to compensate for this).
Specifications
7
(Specifications are for all models except where noted)
THERMOMETER
Measuring:
Temperature
Range:
OS530HR,
-22°F to 250°F (-30°C to 121°C)
OS531:
0°F to 750°F (–18°C to 400°C)
OS530L,
OS533,OS532: 0°F to 1000°F (–18°C to 538°C)
OS534
0°F to 1600°F (–18°C to 871°C)
OS523
0°F to 2500°F (–18°C to 1371°C)
OS524
1000°F to 4500°F (538°C to 2482°C)
Accuracy (24°C or 75°F
OS531:
±2% of reading or
Ambient Temperature and at
3°F whichever is greater
emissivity of 0.95 or greater): All others
±1% of reading or
3°F whichever is greater
(2% Rdg for temp > 2000°F for OS524)
Field of Vision:
OS531, OS532, OS530L
OS533, OS530HR
OS534
OS53x-CF
OS523-1
OS523-2
OS523-3
OS524
Repeatability:
± (1% rdg + 1 digit)
Resolution:
Response Time:
1°F or 1°C (0.1°F or °C for OS530HR)
250 msec
Spectral Response:
8 to 14 microns (2 to 2.5 microns, OS524)
(5 to14 microns, OS530L, OS531, OS532)
Thermocouple Input
Type K, 0 to 1600°F (-18 to 871°C)
(OS532, OS533, OS534 only)
Input Connection
SMP Connector
Thermocouple Display
Accuracy @ 75°F (24°C)
Ambient Temperature
±5°F (±3°C)
Thermocouple Display
Response Time
Operating Ambient
Temperature:
10:1
20:1
30:1
.15"@6"
30:1
60:1
68:1
110:1
2 seconds
32°F to 122°F
(0°C to 50°C)
Operating Relative Humidity: 95% or less without condensation
Display:
Backlit LCD dual display
Keypad:
4 position, tactile feed-back membrane switch
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Specifications
Average Temperature
Accuracy Time Period
(under continuous operation): 111⁄2 days
Emissivity:
0.10 to 1.00 in 0.01 increments,
set via keypad
Calculated Temperature
Values:
Maximum (MAX), Minimum (MIN),
Average (AVG), Differential (dIF),
Thermocouple (TC)
Ambient Target
Set and enabled via keypad
Temperature Compensation: (OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524)
RS232 Output (for
personal computers
and serial printers):
Standard on OS533, OS534, OS523, OS524
4800 bits per second, 8 bits of data,
1 stop bit, no parity
RS-232 Cable:
RJ12 to 25 pin D connector, Female
25 pin D connector Pin #
RJ12 Pin #
3
5
3
7
4 & 5 jumpered
6 & 20 jumpered
Analog Cable:
6 feet long; 2-conductor, 22 AWG
3.5mm male plug
Alarm:
Set and enabled via keypad
All models:
High alarm standard, with
audible and visual indication
OS533, OS534 Low alarm standard, with
OS523, OS524: audible and visual indication
Data Storage:
OS534,OS523
OS524:
Aiming Feature:
”V” groove on top of the thermometer or use Laser
Sighting
Analog Output:
1 mV/°F or 1 mV/°C, set via keypad
(0.5 mV/Deg, OS524)
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Up to 100 sets of data
points on command. Each
set of data consists of the
temperature, the Emissivity
and the high alarm value.
Specifications
Analog Output Accuracy:
±2mV reference to temperature display
Power:
4 AA size 1.5 volt batteries (lithium or alkaline)
Battery Types
Alkaline:
Lithium:
general brand
Eveready Energizer, model number L91
Battery Storage
Temperature
–40°C to 50°C (-40°F to 122°F)
ac adapter:
Optional - available in 120 Vac or 220Vac
Class 2 Transformer, UL & CSA Listed
(Input voltage):
120Vac or 220Vac at 60 or 50 Hz
(Output voltage):
9Vdc at 200 mA
(Output plug [female]):
Center positive, coax 2.5/5.5/12mm
–
Low Battery Indicator:
7
+
LOBAT icon and intermittent beep
Alkaline Battery Life at 24°C
(75°F) ambient temperature
(Without Laser Sighting):
(With Laser Sighting
Dot or Circle):
60 hours (continuous operation)
6 hours (continuous operation)
(With LCD backlighting and
no Laser Sighting): 17 hours (continuous
operation)
Lithium Battery Life at 24°C
(75°F) ambient temperature
(Without Laser Sighting):
10 days (continuous operation)
(With Laser Sighting
Dot or Circle):
30 hours (continuous operation)
(With LCD backlighting and
no Laser Sighting):
3 days (continuous operation)
Tripod Mount:
1
⁄4”-20 UNC
Wrist Strap:
Attached to the thermometer case
Soft Carrying Case:
Standard
Dimensions:
8.6" x 6.6" x 2.0"
(218.4 x 167.6 x 50.8 mm)
Weight:
1.3 lbs (0.585 kg)
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Specifications
LASER SIGHTING
Wavelength (Color):
Operating Distance:
Laser Dot
Laser Circle
Max. Output Optical Power:
630-670 nanometers (red)
2 to 40 ft.
2 to 15 ft.
<1mW at 75°F ambient temperature,
Class II Laser Product
European Classification:
Class 2, EN60825-1
Maximum Operating Current: 25mA at 5.5 V
FDA Classification:
Complies with 21 CFR Chapter 1, Subchapter J
Beam Diameter:
5 mm
Beam Divergence:
<2mrad
Laser Configuration
Dot/Circle switchable except for OS53x-CF
and OS523-3 models
Operating Temperature:
32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Operating Relative Humidity: 95% or less without condensation
Power Switch:
Slide switch, ON - OFF
Power Indicator:
Red LED
Power:
Supplied by the thermometer
Identification Label:
Located on the bottom of the thermometer
Warning & Certification Label: Located on the left side of the thermometer
(for the label layout, refer to the inside
back cover)
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Glossary of Key Strokes
Key(s)
8
Key(s) Functions
•
Selects one of the following Display
Modes:
E , MAX, MIN, dIF, AVG, TC, HAL, LAL,
AMB, PRN or MEM.
•
•
•
•
Locks/unlocks the trigger.
Enables/disables High Alarm.
Enables/disables Target Ambient
Temperature Compensation.
Enables/disables sending data to the
personal computer or serial printer.
Stores temperature data on command.
•
Displays previously stored data.
•
•
Increments the data or value displayed.
Turns on or off the backlighting (only in
MAX, MIN, dIF, TC or AVG Display
Modes).
•
•
Decrements the data or value displayed.
Changes the unit of measure from °F to
°C or vice versa (only in MAX, MIN, dIF,
TC or AVG Display Modes).
•
Allows you to go to the Diagnostic
Routine.
•
Allows you to erase all 100 stored
temperature data from the memory.
•
Press and hold down the
key & then press the
key
and
keys
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Glossary of Key Strokes
Notes
8-2
Appendix: How Infrared Thermometry Works
A
Thermal Radiation
Heat is transferred from all objects via radiation in the form of
electromagnetic waves or by conduction or convection. All objects
having a temperature greater than absolute zero (-459°F, -273°C,
0 K) radiate energy. The thermal energy radiated by an object
increases as the object gets hotter. Measurement of this thermal
energy allows an infrared thermometer to calculate the object’s
temperature if the emissivity (blackness) is known. Generally, it is
convenient to measure the amount of radiated energy in the
infrared part of an object’s radiation spectrum.
Figure A-1 shows a block diagram of an infrared radiation
thermometer. Energy from the object is focused by the lens onto the
detector. As the detector heats up, it sends out an electrical signal,
which in turn is amplified and sent to the circuitry of the
thermometer. The thermometer software then calculates the
temperature of the object.
LENS
AMPLIFIER
THERMOMETER
CIRCUITRY AND
DISPLAY
OBJECT
DETECTOR
OR
SIGNAL OUTPUT TO SERIAL PRINTER
OR PERSONAL COMPUTER
Figure A-1. Infrared Thermometer Block Diagram
A-1
A
Appendix: How Infrared Thermometry Works
Blackbody
When thermal radiation falls on an object, part of the energy is
transmitted through the object, part is reflected and part is
absorbed. A blackbody is defined as an ideal object that absorbs all
the radiation incident upon it. The best example of a real object that
acts like a blackbody is a small hole drilled deep into a large opaque
cavity. Thermal radiation entering the cavity is internally reflected
and has little chance of escaping the cavity before it is fully
absorbed.
Emissivity is defined as the ratio of energy radiated by an object to
that of the energy radiated by a blackbody. By definition, the
emissivity of a blackbody is 1. Most objects are considered gray
objects with an emissivity between 0 and 1. Various emissivities for
common materials are shown in Appendix B.
Spectral Distribution
Objects radiate energy at
different wavelengths, but
not with constant intensity
at each wavelength. Figure
A-2 shows the energy
radiated by a blackbody at
various temperatures as a
function of wavelength. As
a body is heated, the
intensity of the radiated
energy increases and the
peak of the curve shifts
towards the shorter
wavelength end of the
spectrum. The total area
under a spectral
distribution curve is
emission from a blackbody versus wavelength.
proportional to the total Relative
The area under the curve corresponds to the total enerenergy radiated by the gy, and is proportional to the absolute temperature to
the 4th power. The peak of the spectral distribution
blackbody at a given
curve shifts to shorter wavelengths as the temperature
temperature.
increases.
Figure A-2. Blackbody Spectral Distribution
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Appendix: How Infrared Thermometry Works
A
Wien’s Displacement Law describes the exact mathematical
relationship between the temperature of a blackbody and the
wavelength of the maximum intensity radiation.
λm =
2.898
T
where λm = wavelength measured in microns
T = temperature in Kelvin
Calculating Temperature
The net thermal power radiated by an object has been shown to
depend on its emissivity, its temperature and that of the ambient
temperature around the object. A very useful equation known today
as the Stefan-Boltzmann Law has been shown both theoretically and
empirically to describe the relationship.
I = thermal power in watts/meter2
ε = Emissivity
σ = 5.6703 x 10-8 watts/meter2 x K4 (Stefan’s constant)
T = temperature of object in Kelvin
Ta = temperature of ambient surroundings in Kelvin
The infrared thermometer uses this equation directly in calculating
the temperature of an object. The incident power is measured by the
infrared detector. The emissivity of the object is determined by the
user. The ambient temperature is measured by a sensor inside the
thermometer. With all quantities known, the thermometer uses the
Stefan-Bolzmann Law to calculate and output the temperature of the
object.
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A
Appendix: How Infrared Thermometry Works
Optics Field of View
Accurate measurement of temperature via infrared means depends
strongly on the size of the object and the distance between the
thermometer and the object. All optical devices (e.g. cameras,
microscopes, infrared thermometers) have an angle of vision,
known as a field of view or FOV, within which they see all objects.
In particular, the thermometer will measure a fixed proportion of
the energy radiated by all objects within its FOV. The user must
guarantee that the distance between the thermometer and the object
is defined so that only that object fills the FOV of the instrument.
Referring to Figure A-3, Objects “X” and “Y” are within the FOV of
the thermometer. The measured temperature would fall somewhere
between the actual temperatures of the two objects. In order to
measure the temperature of Object “X” accurately, Object “Y”
would need to be removed. In order to measure the temperature of
Object “Y” accurately, the user would need to move closer to Object
“Y” until it completely filled the FOV of the thermometer.
Alternatively, the user could measure the temperature of Object “Y”
with a thermometer with a smaller FOV.
SPOT
SIZE
OBJECT "X"
FOV
ANGLE
OBJECT "Y"
DISTANCE
Figure A-3. Field of View of a Thermometer
The distance-to-spot size ratio (D⁄S) defines the field of view (FOV).
Thus, a D⁄S = 10 gives you approximately a 1 foot spot size at a
distance of 10 feet. For accurate spot size values, refer to the Field of
View diagrams shown in Figures 2-4 through 2-6.
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Appendix: Emissivity Values
B
Table B-1 provides guidelines for estimating the emissivity of various
common materials. Actual emissivity, especially of metals, can vary
greatly depending upon surface finish, oxidation, or the presence of
contaminants. Also, emissivity or infrared radiation for some materials
varies with wavelength and temperature. To determine the exact
emissivities for most applications, follow the procedures in Appendix C.
Table B-1. Emissivity Table
METALS
Material
Emissivity (ε)
Aluminum – pure highly polished plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 – 0.06
Aluminum – heavily oxidized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 – 0.31
Aluminum – commercial sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.09
Brass – dull plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.22
Brass – highly polished, 73.2% Cu, 26.7% Zn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03
Chromium – polished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.08 – 0.36
Copper – polished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.05
Copper – heated at 1110°F (600°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.57
Gold – pure, highly polished or liquid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 – 0.04
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – polished iron . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.14 – 0.38
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – polished cast iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.21
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – polished wrought iron . . . . . . . . . . . 0.28
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – oxidized dull wrought iron . . . . . . . . 0.94
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – rusted iron plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.69
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – polished steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.07
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – polished steel oxidized at
1110°F (600°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.79
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – rolled sheet steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.66
Iron and steel (excluding stainless) – rough steel plate . . . . . . . . . . 0.94 – 0.97
Lead – gray and oxidized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.28
Mercury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.09 – 0.12
Molybdenum filament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.10 – 0.20
Nickel – polished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.07
Nickel – oxidized at 1200°F – 2290°F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.59 – 0.86
Platinum – pure polished plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.05 – 0.10
Platinum – wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.07 – 0.18
Silver – pure and polished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02 – 0.03
Stainless steel – polished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.07
Stainless steel – Type 301 at 450°F – 1725°F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.54 – 0.63
Tin – bright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.06
Tungsten – filament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.39
Zinc – polished commercial pure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.05
Zinc – galvanized sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23
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B
Appendix: Emissivity Values
Material
Emissivity (ε)
Asbestos Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.96
Asphalt, tar, pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.95 – 1.00
Brick – red and rough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.93
Brick – fireclay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.75
NONMETALS
Carbon – filament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.53
Carbon – lampblack - rough deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.78 – 0.84
Glass - Pyrex, lead, soda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.85 – 0.95
Marble – polished light gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.93
Paints, lacquers, and varnishes – Black matte shellac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.91
Paints, lacquers, and varnishes – aluminum paints . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.27 – 0.67
Paints, lacquers, and varnishes – flat black lacquer . . . . . . . . . . . 0.96 – 0.98
Paints, lacquers, and varnishes – white enamel varnish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.91
Porcelain – glazed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.92
Quartz – opaque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.68 – 0.92
Roofing Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.91
Tape – Masking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.95
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.95 – 0.96
Wood – planed oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.90
B-2
Appendix: Determining an Unknown Emissivity
C
In Appendix A, we showed how emissivity is an important
parameter in calculating the temperature of an object via infrared
means. In this section we discuss how to determine a specific
emissivity value. If you know the material of the object, use Table B1 in Appendix B to look up its approximate emissivity. Most organic
materials such as plastics, cloth, or wood have an emissivity of
about 0.95. For this reason, we use 0.95 as the default emissivity
setting in the OS530 Series Thermometer.
For objects of unknown material or for very precise measurements,
use one of the following methods to determine a specific emissivity
value.
Method 1
1.
Measure and record the temperature of the object using a contact
temperature probe such as a thermocouple or RTD.
2.
Aim the thermometer at the object.
3.
Adjust the emissivity until the temperature reading of the
thermometer equals the temperature measured in Step 1.
Method 2
1.
Heat the object (or at least a sample of the object material) on top
of a heating plate to a known temperature. Make sure the
thermometer and the air surrounding the heating plate are at the
same temperature.
2.
Measure the temperature of the object material with the
thermometer. Make sure that the object fills the FOV of the
thermometer.
3.
Adjust the emissivity until the temperature reading of the
thermometer equals the known temperature of Step 1.
C-1
C
Appendix: Determining an Unknown Emissivity
Method 3
1.
Use this method to measure objects at temperatures below 500°F
(260°C).
2.
Place a large piece of masking tape on the object (or at least a
sample of the object material). Allow time for the masking tape to
reach the object temperature.
3.
Set the emissivity of the thermometer to 0.95. Use the thermometer
to measure and record the temperature of the masking tape - Area
‘A’ in Figure C-1. Make sure that the area of the object covered
with masking tape fills the FOV of the thermometer.
Area 'A'
Target
Area 'B'
Target
Figure C-1. Determining Emissivity
C-2
4.
Aim the thermometer at Area ‘B’ as shown in Figure C-1 Make
sure that Area ‘B’ is as close as possible to Area ‘A’.
5.
Adjust the emissivity of the thermometer until the temperature
reading equals the temperature found in Step 3.
Appendix - Determining an Unknown Emissivity
C
Method 4
1.
Paint a sample of the object material with flat black lacquer paint.
2.
Set the emissivity to 0.97 and measure and record the temperature
of the painted portion of the sample material - Area ‘A’ in Figure
C-1. Make sure that the painted area of object material fills the
FOV of the thermometer.
3.
Aim the thermometer at another spot on the target - Area ‘B’ in
Figure C-1.
4.
Adjust the emissivity of the thermometer until the temperature
reading equals the temperature found in Step 2.
Method 5
1.
Use this method where practical to measure objects at
temperatures above 500°F (260°C).
2.
Drill a 1.5” (35 mm) diameter hole in a sample of the object
material to a depth of 5” (127 mm). This hole closely resembles a
blackbody (refer to Appendix A).
Drilled out
Area 'A' Target
Area 'B' Target
Figure C-2. Determining Emissivity with a Drilled Hole
3.
Set the emissivity to 0.97 and measure and record the temperature
of the hole in the sample material - Area ‘A’ in Figure C-2. Make
sure that the hole fills the FOV of the thermometer.
4.
Aim the thermometer at another spot on the target as close as
possible to Area ‘A’ (Area ‘B’ in Figure C-2).
5.
Adjust the emissivity of the thermometer until the temperature
reading equals the temperature found in Step 3.
C-3
C
Appendix: Determining an Unknown Emissivity
Notes
C-4
Index
I
A
D
ac Adapter Input Jack ............. 1-6
Active Operation ...................... 2-8
Aiming Sight “V Groove” ....... 1-4
Alarms ........................... 2-14, 2-15
Alkaline Batteries ...... 2-1, 4-1, 6-3
Ambient Target Temperature
Compensation ...................... 2-16
Analog Output Jack ................. 1-6
Diagnostic Program ................. 5-2
Differential Measurement ...... 2-6
Display
Icons:
ATC ........................ 1-5
Backlighting .......... 1-5
HAL ....................... 1-5
LAL ........................ 1-5
LCK ........................ 1-5
LOBAT ...................1-5
PRN ........................ 1-5
Modes:
AMB ....................... 1-5
AVG ....................... 1-5
dIF .......................... 1-5
E ...............................1-5
HAL ....................... 1-5
LAL ........................ 1-5
MAX .......................1-5
MEM ...................... 1-5
MIN ........................ 1-5
PRN ........................ 1-5
Problems ............................... 5-1
B
Backlighting Icon ...................... 1-5
Battery(s):
Compartment ................ 1-4, 2-1
Installing AA size ................. 2-1
Life of .................................... 6-3
Blackbody ........................ A-2, C-3
Beeping Sound
2-14, 2-23, 4-1,
5-2, 6-3
C
Carrying Case ........................... 1-2
Chart Recorder Hookup ......... 2-7
Computer:
Parameters:
Speed, Data, Parity,
Stop Bit ................... 2-17, 2-27
Personal, Hookup .............. 2-19
Program (IR_TEMPSOFT) ........
....................................2-19, 2-26
E
Emissivities:
Adjusting ............................ 2-11
Definition ............................. A-2
Figuring out Unknown ...... C-1
Values ................................... B-1
Erasing Temperature Data ... 2-24
Error Codes ....................... 5-2, 5-3
I-1
I
Index
F
K
Field of View:
Diagrams ....................... 2-3, 2-4
Positions ................................ 2-2
Fixed Point Monitoring over
Time Measurement ................ 2-7
Keypad, 4-position .................. 1-4
Keys:
▼ & °F-°C ....................... 1-4, 1-5
FUNC (Function) .......... 1-4, 1-5
LOCK (Lock) ................. 1-4, 1-5
▲ & ❍-●......................... 1-4, 1-5
Key Strokes ............................... 7-1
G
Gray Bodies (Objects) ............. A-2
H
High Alarm Value, setting ... 2-14
I
Icons:
ATC ....................................... 1-5
Backlighting ......................... 1-5
HAL ........................................ 1-5
LAL ........................................ 1-5
LCK ........................................ 1-5
LOBAT .................................. 1-5
PRN ....................................... 1-5
Installing
AA Batteries ......................... 2-1
Laser Sight Module ...... 3-3, 3-4
J
Jacks
ac Adapter Input ................. 1-6
Analog Output ..................... 1-6
RS-232 Phone ........................ 1-6
I-2
L
Label Layout:
Danger & Certification ............
.....................Inside Back Cover
Laser Sight Module:
Laser Circle ........................... 3-3
Laser Dot .............................. 3-3
Installing onto
Thermometer ...................... 3-4
Line of Sight ......................... 3-4
Power Button ................ 2-2, 3-2
Problems ...................... 5-1 - 5-4
Power Indicator LED.... 2-2, 3-2
Removing from
Thermometer .............. 3-4, 3-5
Warnings and Cautions ...... 3-1
LCD, Backlit .............................. 1-4
Lens Cleaning ........................... 4-2
Lines of Sight of the Module
and Thermometer .................. 3-4
Lithium Batteries ....... 2-1, 4-1, 6-3
Lock Function ......................... 2-11
Low Alarm Value, setting .... 2-15
Index
I
M
S
Main Display ............................ 1-4
Modes:
Real Time .............................. 2-8
Recall ........................ 2-23, 2-25
Moving Surface Scan ............... 2-7
Serial Printer Hookup ........... 2-18
Sleep Mode ....................... 2-5, 2-8,
.............2-12, 2-28, 5-1
Spectral Distribution .............. A-2
Spot Measurement ................... 2-6
Static Surface Scan ................... 2-6
Stefan-Boltzmann Law ........... A-3
Storing Temperature Data .... 2-23
O
Optics ........................................ A-4
P
Parameters, reviewing .......... 2-27
PAS Code .................................. 5-2
Passive Operation .................. 2-25
Personal Computer
Hookup ................................. 2-19
Power Contacts:
Cleaning ................................ 4-2
On Laser Sight Module .. 1-4, 4-2
Power Indicator LED ....... 2-2, 3-2
Printer, Serial, Hookup ......... 2-17
R
Real Time Mode Block
Diagram .................................. 2-8
Recall Mode Block Diagram ... 2-26
Replacing AA Batteries ........... 4-1
RS-232 Phone Jack ................... 1-6
Rubber Boot:
Display .................................. 1-4
IR Lens .................................. 1-4
T
Temperature Data:
Erasing .................................2-24
Storing ................................. 2-23
Thermal Radiation .................. A-1
Thermometer:
Front View..............................1-4
Rear View ..............................1-6
Tripod Thread Mount ...... 1-4, 1-6
V
“V” Groove Aiming Sight ...... 1-4
W
Wein’s Displacement Law ..... A-3
Wrist Strap ................................ 1-4
I-3
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