SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1981

Chapter 8—Calibration of Thermocouples


The calibration of a thermocouple consists of the determination of its electromotive force (emf) at a sufficient number of known temperatures so that, with some accepted means of interpolation, its emf will be known over the entire temperature range in which it is to be used. The process requires a standard thermometer to indicate temperatures on a standard scale, a means for measuring the emf of the thermocouple, and a controlled environment in which the thermocouple and the standard can be brought to the same temperature. Some of the more commonly used techniques for accomplishing such calibrations will be discussed in this chapter.

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Developed by Committee: E20
Pages: 112–142
DOI: 10.1520/STP27359S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4791-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0502-7