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ASTM International - ASTM E1502-16

Standard Guide for Use of Fixed-Point Cells for Reference Temperatures

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 May 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 12
ICS Code (Temperature-measuring instruments): 17.200.20
significance And Use:

5.1 A pure material has a well defined phase transition behavior, and the phase transition plateau, a characteristic of the material, can serve as a reproducible reference temperature for the... View More

scope:

1.1 This guide describes the essential features of fixed-point cells and auxiliary apparatus, and the techniques required to realize fixed points in the temperature range from 29 to 1085°C.3

1.2 Design and construction requirements of fixed-point cells are not addressed in this guide. Typical examples are given in Figs. 1 and 2.

Note 1: This example shows an insulated furnace body and two alternative types of furnace cores. The core on the left is a three-zone shielded type. The core on the right employs a heat pipe to reduce temperature gradients.

1.3 This guide is intended to describe good practice and establish uniform procedures for the realization of fixed points.

1.4 This guide emphasizes principles. The emphasis on principles is intended to aid the user in evaluating cells, in improving technique for using cells, and in establishing procedures for specific applications.

1.5 For the purposes of this guide, the use of fixed-point cells for the accurate calibration of thermometers is restricted to immersion-type thermometers that, when inserted into the reentrant well of the cell, (1) indicate the temperature only of the isothermal region of the well, and (2) do not significantly alter the temperature of the isothermal region of the well by heat transfer.

1.6 This guide does not address all of the details of thermometer calibration.

1.7 This guide is intended to complement special operating instructions supplied by manufacturers of fixed-point apparatus.

1.8 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.9 The following hazard caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this guide. 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.

Document History

ASTM E1502-16
May 1, 2016
Standard Guide for Use of Fixed-Point Cells for Reference Temperatures
1.1 This guide describes the essential features of fixed-point cells and auxiliary apparatus, and the techniques required to realize fixed points in the temperature range from 29 to 1085°C.3...
November 1, 2010
Standard Guide for Use of Fixed-Point Cells for Reference Temperatures
A pure material has a well-defined phase transition behavior, and the phase transition plateau, a characteristic of the material, can serve as a reproducible reference temperature for the calibration...
November 1, 2003
Standard Guide for Use of Freezing-Point Cells for Reference Temperatures
1.1 This guide describes the essential features of freezing-point cells and auxiliary apparatus, and the techniques required to realize freezing points in the temperature range from 29 to 1085...
October 10, 1998
Standard Guide for Use of Freezing-Point Cells for Reference Temperatures
1.1 This guide describes the essential features of freezing-point cells and auxiliary apparatus, and the techniques required to realize freezing points in the temperature range from 29 to 1085°C....
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