International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 32, Issue 1–2, pp 127–138 | Cite as

Comparison of Blackbodies for Calibration of Infrared Ear Thermometers

  • Igor PušnikEmail author
  • Sønnik Clausen
  • Jacques-Olivier Favreau
  • Berndt Gutschwager
  • Aliye Kartal Doğan
  • Ahmet Diril
  • Ozlem Pehlivan Guven
  • Helen McEvoy
  • Stian Samset Hoem
  • Anton Steiner
  • Eric van der Ham


The article presents the results of the EURAMET Project No. 927 “Comparison of blackbodies for calibration of infrared ear thermometers (IRETs)”. The objective of the comparison was to determine the agreement of blackbodies used for the calibration of IRETs among European national laboratories. To verify the accuracy of an IRET, a suitable blackbody (BB) is needed. Such a blackbody related to the EN standard, designed for the calibration of ear thermometers and immersed in a stirred water bath, was provided for the comparison by the pilot laboratory. The pilot provided also the transfer IRET and organized the comparison.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Pušnik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sønnik Clausen
    • 2
  • Jacques-Olivier Favreau
    • 3
  • Berndt Gutschwager
    • 4
  • Aliye Kartal Doğan
    • 5
  • Ahmet Diril
    • 5
  • Ozlem Pehlivan Guven
    • 5
  • Helen McEvoy
    • 6
  • Stian Samset Hoem
    • 7
  • Anton Steiner
    • 8
  • Eric van der Ham
    • 9
  1. 1.Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Laboratory of Metrology and Quality (MIRS/UL-FE/LMK)University of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Risø DTURoskildeDenmark
  3. 3.Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie–LNE-CnamParis Cedex 15France
  4. 4.Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)BerlinGermany
  5. 5.TUBITAK Ulusal Metroloji Enstitusu (UME), Gebze Yerleskesi Anibal Cad.GebzeTurkey
  6. 6.National Physical Laboratory (NPL)Teddington, MiddlesexUK
  7. 7.JustervesenetKjellerNorway
  8. 8.Swiss Federal Office of Metrology (METAS)Bern-WabernSwitzerland
  9. 9.NMi Van Swinden Laboratorium B. V.DelftThe Netherlands

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