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    Surface Temperature Sensor Calibration: In Situ Technique

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    The surface temperature dectors on a guarded hot plate can be calibrated in place using differential thermopiles. A ten-junction Type T thermopile was used to calibrate a 1.22-m (4-ft) guarded hot plate using water triple point cells as the reference temperature. The stability and precision of these thermopiles, over a year's span, was on the order of 20 to 30 millidegrees.


    guarded hot plate, thermopiles, senor calibration, thermopiles

    Author Information:

    Schumann, SP
    Engineer, Technical Center, Owens Corning Fiberglas, Granville, OH

    Committee/Subcommittee: C16.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32911S