On-site calibrations - HMK15

HMK15 User Guide

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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.