Guarantee your temperature test equipment and readings are precise with the temperature calibration equipment available at ATEC. We carry a range of temperature calibration equipment from trusted manufacturers like Additel, Fluke, and King Nutronics.
What is a Temperature Calibrator?
A temperature calibrator is an electronic device used to simulate or source temperature and test the performance of sensors and probes.
Temperature remains one of the most common test parameters across all industries. Equipment like temperature chambers, industrial ovens, and recirculating chillers rely on precise temperatures for accurate test results. Temperature calibration equipment determines if the testing device reaches and reports temperatures accurately.
Different Types of Temperature Calibration Equipment
Temperature testing comes in many different forms and with a wide variety of devices. The right temperature calibration equipment can vary greatly between different testing devices.
Handheld Temperature Calibrators
Built to troubleshoot and calibrate in the field, these portable devices also offer a digital display for a user-friendly experience. Handheld temperature calibrators can measure thermocouples and RTDs, along with volts and ohms for a comprehensive calibration.
This equipment is often large and not portable as it requires liquid in a tank to perform calibrations. Although, the calibration bath delivers incredible stability and accuracy, making it the best choice for certain environments.
The dry-block calibrator heats or cools a metal block to reach the needed temperature for testing. Once a probe or sensor is inserted into the block, the calibrator produces easy-to-read results on a digital screen or readout. Although less accurate than a bath, the dry-well/dry-block calibrator is a quick and stable temperature source that's ideal for calibrating RTDs and PRTs.
The devices that produce an infrared source are a much more specialized kind of temperature calibration equipment. To best show on an infrared sensor, the device cools or heats a flat metal disk or a tube. Small and portable, an infrared calibrator is best for troubleshooting thermal cameras with an infrared sensor.
When to Choose a Calibration Bath Rental
A calibration bath is a large temperature calibrator that uses specific liquids to reach and maintain certain temperatures. The liquid provides constant conditions at precise temperatures for calibrations with the best stability and uniformity. As a large piece of equipment, the calibration bath is usually only suitable in larger environments, like labs or factories.
Due to the consistent results, a calibration bath rental can often be the best choice for temperature calibrations. The temperature range varies depending on the bath fluid, but many baths feature a range from –100°C to +550°C. The instruments combine the lowest calibration uncertainties and a variety of bath liquids to calibrate at nearly any temperature.
While portable and compact models are available, baths offer the least mobility of any temperature calibrator. If stability and accuracy are the highest priority and there is ample room to fit the device, a calibration bath rental will be the best option.
Rent Temperature Calibrators from ATEC
Get all the temperature calibration equipment you need with the wide inventory at ATEC. Contact us today and our experienced rental agents can help with the entire rental process, helping you find the ideal calibrator for all your testing needs.