ach temperature thermistor probe uses an ultra-stable glass thermistor enclosed in a thin-wall stainless steel tube. The basic semiconductor element is a bead of manganese, nickel, and cobalt oxides mounted on 0.1 mm platinum wires. For long-term stability, the thermistor is aged at various temperatures for 16 weeks. During the aging process, verification of the probe’s stability is done to ensure performance to published specs.
The 5640, 5641, and 5642 thermistor probes are designed for the temperature range of 0 °C to 60 °C. The 5643 and 5644 probes span the 0 °C to 100 °C temperature range. They offer stability of either ±0.002 °C or ±0.005 °C. These stability levels are guaranteed for one full year.
Precision thermistor calibration, traceable to NIST, is provided with each temperature probe. A computer-generated table in increments of 0.01 °C is furnished with each calibration based on the formula:
R=exp(A + B/T + C/T2 + D/T3)
The constants for the formula are obtained from a polynomial regression performed on the calibration data obtained. Over the range of 0 °C to 60 °C, thermistor calibration is performed at the triple point of water (0.01 °C) and 15 °C, 25 °C, 30 °C, 37 °C, 50 °C and 60 °C. For the 0 °C to 100 °C temperature range, the additional calibration points of 80 °C and 100 °C are used.
Each temperature thermistor probe is individually calibrated and includes a report of calibration from the manufacturer. Contact Fluke Calibration for calibration in our NVLAP accredited lab.
Thermistor standards are rugged, precision temperature sensors suitable for use as secondary or working temperature standards for laboratory metrology applications. Because they generally are not affected by shock and vibration, you can use them in the most difficult field environments without worrying about calibration integrity.
Combine these thermistor probes with a 1560 Fluke Calibration Black Stack thermometer to read directly in °C, °F, or K. This combination gives you resolution of 0.0001 degrees and total system accuracy is better than ±0.004 °C.