Discover essential tips and tricks for effective thermometer use with Nelson-Jameson. Whether you're dealing with spirit-filled or mercury thermometers, understanding proper storage, reuniting techniques, and recertification requirements is crucial. Learn about the color variations in spirit-filled thermometers and the importance of annual recertification for certified thermometers. Stay informed about mercury regulations in your state and explore mercury-free alternatives available from Nelson-Jameson. In case of a mercury-filled thermometer break, ensure safe cleanup with a mercury spill kit and report the incident to Nelson-Jameson for proper disposal guidance. Delve into the concept of thermometer immersion and gain valuable insights into using infrared thermometers, including tips on maintaining accuracy by keeping the lens clean and avoiding prolonged storage in cold environments. Elevate your temperature monitoring practices with Nelson-Jameson's comprehensive thermometer tips and resources.

  • Never store a spirit-filled thermometer horizontally. Always store upright in a case or protective stand.
  • If you have a separation in your spirit-filled or mercury thermometer, contact Nelson-Jameson at (800) 826-8302 or [email protected] for all your troubleshooting tips and resources to reunite.
  • A spirit-filled thermometer is reunited differently than a mercury filled.
  • The material filling of a spirit-filled thermometer is all the same when it comes to the color of the material. The color variances are a dye.
  • Certified thermometers must be recertified annually.
  • Be aware of mercury regulations in your state. Check with your appropriate regulatory authority prior to ordering. We do have many great mercury alternative thermometer options available. Contact us today for assistance in changing out your temperature monitoring products.
  • If a mercury-filled thermometer breaks, use a mercury spill kit for safe clean up. Also, report your break and proper disposal to Nelson-Jameson.
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What is Thermometer Immersion?

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Infrared Thermometer Tips and Tricks

  • IR Distance to Spot Ratio is the diameter of the area being measured compared to the distance from the target. Example: A Distance to Spot Ratio of 12:1 measures approximately one inch diameter spot when it is 12" from the target. Any measurement outside this ratio may result in an inaccurate temperature reading.
  • Keep the lens of your IR thermometer clean and free of scratches. It makes a huge difference on your temperature accuracy.
  • IR thermometers aren't meant to be stored in cold environments continuously. Make sure to consider spares to change out of your cold environments every 20 minutes.
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