Standard Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques
|Publication Date:||27 March 1986|
|ICS Code (Temperature-measuring instruments):||17.200.20|
1.1 This test method covers the techniques of thermocouple calibration based upon comparisons of thermocouple indications with those of a reference thermometer, different from methods involving the use of fixed points. The precise evaluation of the electromotive force (emf)-temperature relation of a thermocouple is accomplished by determining its emf output at each of a series of measured temperatures. Calibrations are covered over temperature ranges appropriate to the individual types of thermocouples within an over-all range from about − 180 to 1700°C (−290 to 2660°F).
1.2 In general, the test method is applicable to bare wire thermocouples or sheathed thermocouples. The latter may require special care to control thermal conduction losses.