Unit of the month: KELVIN

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Unith of the month: KELVIN

With winter here in the Northern hemisphere and outdoor temperatures starting to drop, this month we are focusing on the kelvin, the SI base unit for thermodynamic temperature.

Accurate temperature measurement is essential in a wide range of everyday processes, from controlling chemical reactions and food production, to the assessment of weather and climate change. And almost every engineering process depends on temperature – sometimes critically. Knowing the correct temperature is also essential, but much more difficult, in more extreme conditions, like the intensely hot temperatures required to produce steel or the very low temperatures required to use superconductors.