Development of a Company Wide Heat Flow Meter Calibration Program Based on the National Bureau of Standards Certified Transfer Specimens

    Published: Jan 1985

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    The development of a company-wide heat flow meter calibration program based on the National Bureau of Standards Certified Transfer Specimens is discussed. A description of the procedure followed in order to ensure accurate measurements of thermal insulation in conformance with the Federal Trade Commission's requirements is given. The procedure ensures the maintenance of the equipment calibration for all testing locations by providing each with a set of secondary reference specimens. To stress the importance of the program, the reference specimens and the maintenance of the equipment calibration, a Certificate of Calibration for each specimen and a set of instructions was provided to each test location.


    thermal insulation, thermal resistance specimens, certified transfer specimens, heat flow meter apparatus, calibration, standardization, quality assurance, thermal conductivity measurements, Federal Trade Commission, National Bureau of Standards, glass fiber insulation, mineral fiber insulation

    Author Information:

    Pelanne, CM
    Littleton, CO

    Paper ID: STP32909S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C16.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32909S

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