While Laser IR Thermometers are an extremely common tool, they are entirely ineffective for measuring the outlet temperature of an air heater. To understand why, we must first understand how this tool works. Laser IR Thermometers measure the surface temperature of an object by measuring the thermal energy emitted by the target. Knowing the amount of thermal energy discharged and the emissivity of an object’s surface, the object's temperature can be determined by the device.
When measuring a heater’s output air temperature, the largest issue with these tools is that they measure surface temperatures. As the heated air is transparent, the measurement will always be the surface temperature of a nozzle or a component of the heater housing; and frequently it will be an exterior surface. These items will always be cooler than the heated air, often by a significantly larger margin than the user would expect. To accurately measure the output temperature of an air heater you must measure air temperature and laser IR thermometers are incapable of doing so.
A welding rod, as recommended by the manufacturer, must be used when installing linoleum, rubber, PVC, or TPU surfaces. Welding rods are generally available with 3 to 5 mm diameters. Speak with your material manufacturer or supplier to find out more.
Before welding, the seam edges must be milled or grooved to approx. 2/3 of the thickness of the material. The welding rod is then welded into the groove to create a strong bond. It is important that the welding rod fully penetrates the milled groove otherwise the seam may fail prematurely.
The welding rod is then trimmed in two stages: The first pass is done with a trimming guide immediately after welding. This removes the bulk of the excess rod. The second pass is done once the material has cooled completely. This helps prevents concave seams, producing an even, flush seam with a long service life.
1. Check nozzle position: The nozzle should be 2-4 mm from the floor covering and the welding rod.
2. Check nozzle configuration: When welding linoleum, lower the cover (28) onto the welding nozzle (4); for all other materials leave the cover open.
Electrical certification is a must for any electrical tools bought, sold, or used in Canada. Tools must be tested by an accredited certification organization to determine that they meet the applicable safety standards and adhere to the Canadian Electrical Code. The Standards Council of Canada handles the accreditation of inspection bodies and together with provincial Safety Authorities oversees enforcement.