Without proper calibration, thermal imaging cameras can often give inaccurate temperature measurements. Like most measurement equipment, manufacturers (such as FLIR®) recommend that infrared cameras are serviced annually with a calibration check.
What is a calibration check?
A calibration check is a method for assessing a thermal camera’s performance against the original manufacturers specification.
The check is conducted in a controlled testing environment, using state-of-the-art calibration equipment capable of testing temperature ranges from -15ºC to 500ºC.