Infrared Thermometers and Their Application in Automotive Industry

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					Infrared thermometers are today the best alternative to the traditional thermometer for
gauging temperature in a non - contact manner. They are used in almost every
industrial sector that requires measuring temperature in their operations such as in
gourmet industry, in household appliances, in electrical appliances, and the
automotive industry among many others. In this article you would find information
regarding their uses in the automotive sector.

  As mentioned above, infrared thermometers are used extensively in the automotive
industry to diagnose problems ranging from air conditioning, brakes, to engines. They
also help in avoiding dangerous car interiors by convenient temperature measurement
with these non-contact devices. They are however most effective in diagnosing
temperature-related engine problems. This is because, as with other traditional
thermometers, the user doesn't have to dissemble the whole engine, as it reaches even
inaccessible areas. Among the various uses of these infrared thermometers in engine
and exhaust troubleshooting are for scanning manifold temperature to determine low
compression, for misfire condition, measuring and comparing exhaust system
components for correct fuel/air mixture and for scanning both sides of the catalytic
converter for temperature differences.

 These are also used for cooling system diagnostics like checking for overheating
problems, scanning radiators for core restrictions, measuring thermostat temperature
and above all for measuring coolant temperature sensors and manifold air temperature

 Even for measuring climate control, in automobiles infrared thermometers are used
most of the times. With them you can check heaters, air conditioners, and vents at a
convenient pace for any kind of malfunction or system output. These are equally
powerful like digital multimeters, as gauging instruments.

 Further, infrared thermometers are used for checking the condition of braking system
in automobiles. This is very necessary because if the temperature is significantly
higher than ambient or varied temperatures of rotors, drums or bearings, it would
indicate excessive wear. Uneven braking can also be diagnosed with this amazing

 Use infrared thermometers, digital multimeters and digital pressure gauge for simple,
fast and frequent temperature gauging and enjoy the difference.