Blog – Temperature Calibration

As you read this blog post, we hope you’re experiencing the warmer spring temperatures we are (finally) starting to enjoy here in the South!

Temperature is one of the most critical, and therefore commonly measured, variables in the industry. Temperature greatly affects many physical attributes of matter, and its impact on quality can be significant. Whether you’re working in a gage lab or on a food production line, maintaining proper temperature is paramount. Calibration of temperature-reading instruments is also necessary to verify their accuracy.

Temperature sensors are calibrated by insertion into a known temperature. This is typically accomplished using dry blocks and liquid-baths. The atmosphere in dry blocks and the liquid in temperature baths can be set to specific temperatures for calibration. Once the appropriate temperature is attained, the sensor being calibrated and the reference sensor (standard) are both placed into the dry block or bath. Their readings are then compared. Five inspection points are typically used for temperature calibration, unless more are requested.

J.A. King is capable of calibrating a wide range of temperature instruments in addition to sensors. Some instruments such as ovens, furnaces, and temperature controllers can be calibrated on-site at your facility by our highly trained technicians. Our capabilities include:

  • Thermometers
    • Glass
    • Bimetal
    • Digital
    • Infrared
    • Thermocouples
    • Temperature controllers
    • Chart Recorders
    • Environmental Chambers
    • Ovens
    • Dataloggers
    • RTDs
    • Dry Blocks

While we can’t control the weather, we can help you achieve consistent and precise temperature readings across your facility. Contact us today for more information.


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