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Below is a selection of literature covering the theory, principles, techniques, instrumentation and applications relevant to temperature.

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Books on temperature measurement

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Traceable temperatures: an introduction to temperature measurement and calibration, 2nd ed

by J V Nicholas and D R White
John Wiley & Sons (2001)
ISBN 0471492914
English

Provides practical guidance on temperature measurement and calibration. Focusing on recognised measurement procedures and international standards, the authors detail the operating and measurement principles for the four most common thermometers: platinum resistance, liquid-in-glass, thermocouples and radiation thermometers

Principles and methods of temperature measurement

by Thomas D. McGee
John Wiley & Sons (1988)
ISBN 0-471-62767-4
English

A reference text for practising scientists and engineers. Covers the principles of temperature measurements and methods, the Thermodynamic Temperature Scale and the International Practical Temperature Scale. It covers sensor choice, response characteristics, heat transfer conditions, installation errors, instrumentation compromises, and mechanisms of sensor deterioration. Many specific sensors are described

Temperature measurement, 2nd ed

by L Michalski, K Eckersdorf, J Kucharski, J McGhee
John Wiley & Sons (2001)
ISBN 0-471-86779-9
English

Covers both the theory and practice of temperature measurement - latest developments in instrumentation as noise thermometers, fibre optic thermometers, virtual instruments in temperature measurements. Provides many examples, tables and diagrams

Traceable temperatures: an introduction to temperature measurement and calibration, 2nd ed

by Bela G. Liptak
Chilton Books (1993)
ISBN 0801983851
English

A reference for professional instrument engineers who use meters and other devices to measure temperature in process systems. This guide provides authoritative information on nearly every type of temperature measurement device

 

Books on temperature instrumentation

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Practical thermocouple thermometry

by T W Kerlin
Instrument Society of America, Research Triangle Park (1999)

ISBN 1556176449
English

This book gives practical guidance on temperature measurement with thermocouples: principles and description of the different configurations and types and on choice of thermocouple for any particular application

Handbook of temperature measurement, vols 2 and 3

by R E Bentley
Springer-Verlag Telos (1999)
ISBN 9814021121
English

This is an excellent teaching book about temperature, published in three volumes. Volume 2 provides details on the operation, calibration and use of resistance and liquid-in glass thermometers, including the behaviour of both standard and industrial platinum resistance thermometers. Volume 3 provides details on the behaviour, measurement and calibration of thermocouples. It treats also the effect of error sources in thermocouple temperature measurement and gives an approach to measurement uncertainties

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Sensors, vol. 4: thermal sensors

by J Schollz, T Ricolfi
John Wiley & Sons (1990)
ISBN 3-527-26770-0
English

This book provides a description and a comparison of various thermal sensors including a rigorous treatment of physical and technical principles. It is a relevant reference for sensor users and  can be used both for problem solving and teaching

Thermoelectricity: Theory, Thermometry, Tool (STP 852)

by D Pollock
ASTM 1985
ISBN 0-8031-0409-X
English

A reference/text book on the physical theory and mathematics of basic thermoelectric concepts and properties. Chapters review solid-state physics and quantum mechanics and then consider the thermoelectric behaviour of alloys, low-alloy and high-alloy thermocouple, semiconductor thermo-elements, and research applications

 

Publications on ITS-90

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International temperature scale of 1990

BIPM (1989)
English

A freely downloadable document form BIPM

The official French text of the ITS-90 is published by the BIPM as part of the Procès-verbaux of the Comité International des Poide et Mesures (CIPM-78ème session, 1989)

Techniques for approximating the International Temperature Scale of 1990

by Bedford, Bonnier, Maas, Pavese
BIPM 1990,  reprinting 1997
English

This monograph was prepared by the Comité Consultatif de Thermometrie (CCT). It describes methods for approximating the ITS that are simpler and more practicable than the fundamental definition. It provides information on how one can approximate the ITS-90 to a modest but specified level of accuracy with a variety of techniques, including the properties, reliability and limitations of the sensors

Supplementary information for the International Temperature Scale of 1990

by Preston-Thomas, Bloembergen, Quinn
BIPM 1990,  reprinting 1997
English

This monograph was prepared by by the Comité Consultatif de Thermometrie (CCT). It describes methods by which the ITS-90 can be realised successfully. A description of the periodic revisions of the ITS-90 text is given in the introduction

Techniques simplifiées permettant d’approcher l’échelle internationale de temperature de 1990
- Monographie n°14 -

BNM (1991)
French

Cette monographie est la version française du texte publié par le BIPM 'Techniques for approximating the International Temperature Scale of 1990' rédigée par l’Institut National de Métrologie à la demande du Bureau National de Métrologie

 

Compléments d’information à l’échelle internationale de temperature de 1990
- Monographie n°17

by G Bonnier
BNM
French

Cette monographie est la version française du texte publié par le BIPM 'Supplementary information for the International Temperature Scale of 1990' rédigée par l’Institut National de Métrologie à la demande du Bureau National de Métrologie

 

 

Journals

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Sensor magazine

Advanstar
English

Online edition of the US magazine Sensors. Technical articles, events guide and job openings in the sensors sector. All items archived with free, full-text access

Metrologia

BIPM
English

Bi-monthly Metrologia is an international journal dealing with the scientific aspects of metrology. It has been running since 1965 and has been published by the BIPM since 1991

CAL LAB
The International Journal of Metrology

CAL LAB

English

CAL LAB is a publication that seeks to further the science of metrology (measurement) and the industry of calibration through the sharing of information about developments in the field
The International Journal of Metrology

High temperature material processes

Begell House
English

An international publication devoted to original papers on fundamental and applied research and new developments in materials processing at high temperatures. Has broad coverage of experimental, analytical and numerical studies

Bulletin du BNM
Bureau National de Metrologie

BNM
French

Il est publié depuis 1970 avec environ quatre numéros par an, et a pour vocation de diffuser, auprès des professionnels, les résultats des études et recherches réalisées dans le domaine de la métrologie en france

 



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