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Electrical tape emissivity Phil 6/16/2005
Hi. Using electrical tape with a known emissivity of 0.95 is a popular method to measure temperatures of objects with unknown emissivities. I've seen values of 0.95, 0.96 and 0.97 for Scotch 33 electrical tape. Although a 1% error has very little effect (<1C) on measured temperatures below 100C, does anyone have a scientific reference to how accurate this value is or who actually measured it?
Re:Electrical tape emissivity Manuel 6/17/2005
yes ..

you can find answer to your question on some of this abstracts.

Paper #: 3700-45
Emissivity measurement and temperature correction accuracy
considerations, pp.393-401
Author(s): Robert P. Madding, Inframetrics, Inc., N Billerica,

please visit:

good luck !!

roberto cruz

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