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Pick the winner of our infrared thermometer survey and contest

September 2011

Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer

Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer

In the July Fluke News Plus Survey and Contest we asked you how you use your infrared thermometer, on the job or in your spare time.

We asked for comments about the most important use and the most creative use. Could be job-related or not.

We’d like to share some of the responses so you can vote, to help us pick the prize winner (who will receive a C550 Premium Tool Bag).
If you vote you’ll be entered in a random drawing--the winner of the random drawing will receive a Fluke RLD2 HVAC/R Flashlight.

Go here to vote »

A sample of the responses you’ll vote on:

  • Measuring transformer temperature during testing
  • Diagnosing problems with a motorcycle
  • Determining whether the road will ice up
  • Checking motor temperatures of model trains
  • Checking temperature of furnace used in the plant for curing parts
  • Measuring temperatures of foods being cooked and after being cooked
  • Tracing pipes inside walls
  • Checking temperature of car wheels to see if brakes are sticking
  • Checking for flow in natural gas pipeline before welding on stop off fittings
  • Looking for air infiltration around doors

What type of infrared thermometer?

Fluke 54-II B

Fluke 54-II B

Fluke offers a wide variety of thermometers. Most of those surveyed used either the Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer or the F-50 Series II contact thermometers.

The 62 Mini is a non-contact thermometer that works well for temperature measurement in hard-to-reach, hot, rotating, or dangerous situations. Rugged enough for industrial environments, with its protective rubber “boot,” the 62 Mini comes with a handy nylon holster, keeping quick temperature checks at your fingertips.

The 50 Series II contact thermometers offer fast response and laboratory accuracy (0.05% + 0.3°C) in a rugged, handheld test tool. Their Electronic Offset function allows compensation of thermocouple errors to maximize overall accuracy. They measure J, K, T, and E types of thermocouples.