What kind of thermometers have replaced glass thermometers?

New options have replaced the glass thermometers you may have grown up with (and which we recommend replacing; for more, see below). We tested digital stick and infrared thermometers. Other types (not tested) include: digital pacifier thermometers, reusable forehead thermometer strips, and wearable (also called sticker) thermometers for kids.

What are the different types of thermometers used for? Laboratory thermometers, in particular, are thermometers that are used to monitor temperatures other than body temperatures. Lab thermometers are another name for these thermometers. They aid in the measurement of boiling points, freezing points, and the temperatures of a variety of other objects in labs and testing.

Are there any non mercury thermometers on the market? There are several types of non-mercury-containing thermometers, including both liquid-in-glass and electronic digital thermometers. An example of an electronic digital thermometer is the platinum resistance thermometer. Others include the thermistor and the thermocouple.

What kind of liquid is in a thermometer? The industrial liquid-in-glass thermometer is a glass tube with a liquid-filled bulb designed so that the liquid rises as its temperature increases. The liquid in the reservoir is often mercury or toluene, but may be another type of liquid.

What was the Mercury in glass thermometer used for? Mercury-in-glass thermometer for measurement of room temperature. Daniel Fahrenheit’s mercury-in-glass thermometer was far more reliable and accurate than any that had existed before, and the mercury thermometers in use today are made in the way Fahrenheit devised.

What are the four different types of thermometers?

What are the four different types of thermometers?

Clinical thermometers

  • Mercury-filled. One of the oldest types, mercury-filled thermometers are slowly disappearing from most countries.
  • Alcohol-filled. A safer alternative to the mercury ones, these thermometers use coloured alcohol that expands when exposed to increased temperature.
  • Temperature strips.
  • Infrared.
  • Digital.
  • Basal.
  • What are the different kinds of thermometer? Following are the different types of thermometers that we use on a daily basis: Clinical thermometer which is also known as the medical thermometer Laboratory thermometer Digital thermometer Infrared ear thermometer Mercury thermometer Alcohol in glass thermometer Constant press gas thermometer Constant volume thermometer Platinum resistance thermometer Thermocouple thermometer

    What is the most accurate thermometer type? The digital or electronic outdoor thermometer is the most modern and is also considered to be the most accurate. Inside the thermometer is a thermoresistor that alters its resistance according to the temperature.

    What is the best temperature thermometer? The best ways are in the mouth, ear, underarm, or temporal (forehead). Digital electronic thermometers are the easiest and most accurate type of thermometer to use. Do not use mercury or glass thermometers. A normal temperature is 98.6°F (37°C) but can range from 97.2°F to 99.9°F (36.2°C to 37.7°C).