Multi-Wavelength Pyrometers

Multi-wavelength pyrometer
Multi-wavelength pyrometer (Williamson)
Some materials can be difficult or near impossible to measure with precision using single-wavelength or ratio pyrometers because of their complex emissivity characteristics. These types of materials are called non-greybody materials and their emissivity varies with wavelength.

Multi-wavelength pyrometers use application specific algorithms to characterize infrared energy and emissivity across the measured wavelengths to accurately calculate both the actual temperature and emissivity of these complex non-greybody materials.

MW pyrometers are best for non-greybody materials as they are able to accurately correct for emissivity variations due to:
  • Changes in alloy, surface texture, surface oxidation
  • Abnormal operating conditions such as a furnace leak, bad roll, or reheated coil (Annealing Line)
For more information about multi-wavelength pyrometers, review the embedded document below, or download a PDF version of "Multi-Wavelength Pyrometers" here.

For application assistance, contact Hile Controls of Alabama by visiting or by calling 800-536-0269.