Best Practice for Characterisation of Calibration Furnaces
CETIAT Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques, 25 Av. des Arts, 69603 Villeurbanne, France
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The CETIAT thermometry calibration laboratory has a wide range of temperature generators. Overflow baths, dry furnaces, furnaces as well as thermostatic chambers make it possible to achieve a temperature range from −90 °C to 1050 °C. Experience gained over more than ten years enables the teams to identify possible measurement difficulties. The thermal characterisation of portable furnaces is identified as risks in measurement errors. The diversity of CETIAT’s calibration tools makes it possible to highlight these risks and to find solutions for them. Only a few documents deal with the characterisation of portable furnaces. The EURAMET guide “cg-13 form 3.0 (02/2015)” provides some elements. This lack of information on implementation in temperature calibration furnaces can lead to significant calibration errors. A calibration performed in a thermostated bath or dry furnace will give different results in both the correction and the associated uncertainty. The difference in the results obtained is such that the corrections do not overlap, even when taking into account the associated uncertainties. There is also the effect of the environment on the results. This study allows users of portable furnaces to reduce measurement errors due to poor implementation.
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