ASTM D5720 - 95(2009)

    Standard Practice for Static Calibration of Electronic Transducer-Based Pressure Measurement Systems for Geotechnical Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM D5720 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.95

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.08


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    Significance and Use

    Electronic transducer-based pressure measurement systems must be subjected to static calibration under room conditions to ensure reliable conversion from system output to pressure during use in laboratory or in field applications.

    Transducer-based pressure measurement systems should be calibrated before initial use and at least quarterly thereafter and after any change in the electronic or mechanical configuration of a system.

    Transducer-based pressure measurement systems should also be recalibrated if a component is dropped; overloaded; if ambient test conditions change significantly; or for any other significant changes in a system.

    Static calibration is not appropriate for transducerbased systems used under operating environmental conditions involving vibration, shock, or acceleration.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the procedure for static calibration of electronic transducer-based systems used to measure fluid pressures in laboratory or in field applications associated with geotechnical testing.

    1.2 This practice is used to determine the accuracy of electronic transducer-based pressure measurement systems over the full pressure range of the system or over a specified operating pressure range within the full pressure range.

    1.3 This practice may also be used to determine a relationship between pressure transducer system output and applied pressure for use in converting from one value to the other (calibration curve). This relationship for electronic pressure transducer systems is usually linear and may be reduced to the form of a calibration factor or a linear calibration equation.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 7.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ANSI/ISA Standards

    S37.10 (R1982) Specifications and Tests For Piezoelectric Pressure and Sound-pressure Transducers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.100 (Measurement of force, weight and pressure)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41113800(Geophysical and geotechnical instruments)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5720-95R09

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