Emissivity compensated spectral pyrometry for varying emissivity metallic measurands
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014
A novel method for converting electromagnetic spectral radiance information into temperature measurements is presented. It allows for varying spectral emissivity of the metallic measurand during the course of the measurement. Such variations are due to, e. g., thermal oxidation or temperature dependent emissivity. Based on a requirement that emissivity changes with time and temperature are smooth, it is assumed that an emissivity estimate at one sample instance can be derived from the estimated emissivity found at the previous samples together with updated spectral information. This leads to successive recalculations of spectral emissivity together with corresponding temperature values. The proposed algorithm has been proven to give accurate temperature estimates from a measurement based on the data captured by a standard UV-Vis spectrophotometer even for an oxidizing Ti-6Al-4V specimen in a temperature range between 900 and 1400 K. The method however, is not limited to these wavelength or temperature ranges.