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Practical Temperature Measurement - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750650809, 9780080480275

Practical Temperature Measurement

1st Edition

Author: Peter Childs
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750650809
eBook ISBN: 9780080480275
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th October 2001
Page Count: 368
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Practical Temperature Measurement introduces the concepts of temperature and its measurement to engineers, physicists and chemists of all disciplines. The author describes the wide range of techniques and specific devices available for temperature measurement and provides guidance for the selection of a particular method for a given application. It is of value to engineering and physics postgraduates studying modules on instrumentation and process control and, in addition, for practical project work requiring an understanding of temperature measurement methods.

For postgraduates and industrialists faced with the task of selecting a particular measurement method or sensor for an experiment, product or process, this text provides both thorough descriptions of the various techniques, as well as guidance for their selection.

Key Features

  • Essential for all those who need to measure temperature in real-life situations
  • Includes worked examples of real situations commonly found in industry


Postgraduate and professional engineers of all disciplines. Physicists and industrial chemists

Table of Contents

General temperature measurement considerations
Invasive temperature measurement
Semi-invasive temperature measurement
Non-invasive temperature measurement
Temperature measurement technique selection
Heat flux measurement


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About the Author

Peter Childs

Professor Peter Childs is Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London. His professional interests include creativity tools and innovation, design, heat transfer, rotating flow, and sustainable energy. Former roles include director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Aero-Thermal Systems, director of InQbate and professor at Sussex University. He has contributed to over 180 papers, and several books on engineering design, rotating flow, rural urban migration and sports technology. He has been principal or co-investigator on contracts totalling over £80 million. He is a Founder Director and Chief Scientific Officer at QBot Ltd.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

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