On-site calibrations - HMK15

HMK15 User Guide

Document code
M210185EN
Revision
D
Language
English (United States)
Product
HMK15
Document type
User guide

In on-site calibrations, it is important to allow enough time for the calibrator and probe temperatures to stabilize. A two point calibration takes about 30 minutes … 2 hours, depending on the difference between transportation or process temperature (with probes removed from the process) and the calibration site. If there are several instruments at the same site needing frequent calibration, it is useful to know the respective stabilization times.

Figure 1. Stabilization time when probe is removed from process. In the following temperature and humidity stabilization example, a humidity probe is transferred from an oven temperature of 75 °C (167 °F) to a suitable hole in the NaCl salt chamber, which is at room temperature. After 40 minutes, the humidity reading differs by 0.2 %RH from the final reading.
Figure 2. Stabilization time when transportation and calibration site temperatures are different. In the following example, the calibrator (without the LiCl) is brought in from a transportation temperature of +5 °C (41 °F) to room temperature. A humidity probe stored at room temperature is then inserted into a suitable hole in the NaCl salt chamber. After 40 minutes, the reading differs by 1.4 %RH from the final reading.