What are the different types of thermometers?
Credit: Ben Pipe Photography Photolibrary Getty Images
Q:

What are the different types of thermometers?

A:

Quick Answer

Liquid-in-glass thermometers, bimetal thermometers, resistance thermometers, infrared thermometers, gas thermometers and liquid-crystal thermometers are a few examples of types of thermometers. Various types of thermometers exist for multiple purposes and uses.

  Know More

Full Answer

The basic use for a thermometer is to measure changes in temperature. The liquid-in-gas thermometer is the most commonly seen and used tool for measuring a rise or drop in temperature. These measurements are recorded in units of Celsius and Fahrenheit. Liquid thermometers usually contain mercury or alcohol that has been dyed red. Thermometers can be used to detect temperature fluctuations in clinical situations, the environment or in ovens for cooking purposes.

Learn more about Measurements

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What types of thermometers does AcuRite sell?

    A:

    AcuRite sells indoor, outdoor, meat, refrigerator and freezer thermometers as well as units that also monitor humidity levels to help prevent mold, according to the official AcuRite website. The meat thermometers the manufacturer produces may be used for different types of beef, pork, poultry and fish.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the different units used to measure distance?

    A:

    Common units for measuring distance include meters, feet, inches, yards and miles. The metric system uses the word "meter" along with a prefix that designates a multiple of ten. Standard units, common in the United States, use different words that are related by a different multiple.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the different crochet hook sizes?

    A:

    Crochet hooks range in size from 2.25 to 19 millimeters, according to the Craft Yarn Council website. In the United States, many manufacturers use both letters and numbers to label the size of crochet hooks, so consumers should look closely at all packaging to discern the size in millimeters.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the types of manometers?

    A:

    The types of manometers include a U-tube manometer, well-type manometer, inclined manometer and dual-tube manometer. A manometer is an instrument used for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases. It is also referred to as a pressure or liquid gauge.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore