The SI-111SS, manufactured by Apogee, is a precision infrared radiometer that determines the surface temperature of an object without physical contact. It measures both the subject's surface temperature and the sensor-body temperature. A Campbell Scientific data logger uses these measurements to calculate the correct temperature of the subject.
This radiometer features an IP67-rated, marine-grade 316L connector that allows the user to easily swap sensors for recalibration or to replace damaged cables.
The SI-111SS consists of a thermopile, which measures surface temperature, and a thermistor, which measures sensor body temperature. The two temperature sensors are housed in a rugged aluminum body that contains a germanium window.
Both the thermopile and the thermistor output a millivolt signal that most of our data loggers can measure. The data logger uses the Stefan-Boltzman equation to correct for the effect of sensor body temperature on the target temperature. The corrected readings yield an absolute accuracy of ±0.2°C from -10° to +65°C.
The SI-111SS has a 22-degree half-angle field-of-view (FOV). The FOV is reported as the half-angle of the apex of the cone formed by the target (cone base) and the detector (cone apex). The target is a circle from which 98% of the radiation viewed by the detector is being emitted.
|Input Power||2.5 V excitation (for thermistor)|
|Response Time||< 1 s (to changes in target temperature)|
|Target Temperature Output Signal||60 μV per °C difference from sensor body|
|Body Temperature Output Signal||0 to 2500 mV|
|Wavelength Range||8 to 14 μm (corresponds to atmospheric window)|
|Field of View (FOV)||22° half angle|
|Operating Temperature Range||-55° to +80°C|
|Operating Relative Humidity Range||0 to 100% RH|
|Cable Description||4.5 m (14.76 ft) twisted, shielded 4-conductor wire with Santoprene casing, ending in pigtails|
|Diameter||2.3 cm (0.9 in.)|
|Length||6 cm (2.4 in.)|
|Weight||190 g (6.7 oz)|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
The SI-111SS is often fastened to a CM200-series crossarm, a tripod or tower mast, or a user-supplied pole using a CM230, CM230XL, or CM220 mount. The CM230 and CM230XL are adjustable inclination mounts that allow the SI-111SS to be mounted perpendicular to the target surface when the target surface is on an incline. The CM230XL is similar to the CM230, but the CM230XL places the SI-111SS further from the pole or crossarm. The SI-111 may also be attached directly to a user-supplied camera tripod.
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This depends on the information contained in the calibration sheet:
The information included on a calibration sheet differs with each sensor. For some sensors, the sheet contains coefficients necessary to program a data logger. For other sensors, the calibration sheet is a pass/fail report.
Because of the loss of IR radiation, nearly all thermopile instruments typically have a negative offset. This offset is most easily visible at night-time, when a small negative value is read instead of zero. This same offset is present during the daytime, but it is not as visible because of the large solar signal.
Another common issue involves leveling an instrument. Leveling a thermopile instrument can cause errors in the direct beam component because the cosine response is not correct. These errors are more notable when the sun is close to the horizon because the angle is so shallow.