SOURCE: Fluke Corporation

Fluke Corporation

September 07, 2010 07:34 ET

Fluke Calibration Introduces New Fundamental Pressure Standard for National Measurement Institutes

DHI PG9607 Achieves Uncertainty of Less Than 2 ppm

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  Fluke Calibration, a global leader in test and measurement technology, has introduced the new PG9607 piston gauge, which delivers unequaled performance for measurement of absolute and gauge pressures up to 500 kPa (72.5 psi).

The PG9607 piston gauge is designed with the requirements of National Measurement Institutes (NMIs) in mind. It offers innovations to reduce sources of pressure uncertainty, a 100g mass load to allow a wide range of pressure defined by a single piston-cylinder assembly, and a new high-performance 50 mm diameter piston-cylinder design.

The design is based on a special project undertaken by DHI in cooperation with a leading NMI pressure lab to define gas pressures with uncertainty of less than 2 parts per million, directly from piston-cylinder dimensional measurements. The resulting PG9607 uses the same 5 kPa/kg piston-cylinder specially designed for low geometric distortion to support dimensional effective area determination with low uncertainty, for true fundamental definition of pressure.

The PG9607 piston gauge uses DHI AMH automatic mass handling technology to allow fully unattended testing, establishment of better reference vacuum and improved long-term mass stability. COMPASS® calibration management software is also offered to support complete test system automation without the need for custom programming.

For more information on the PG9607 piston gauge and other pressure and flow calibration products from Fluke Calibration, visit www.dhinstruments.com. For assistance on DH Instruments products, call (602) 431-9100, or email dhi@dhinstruments.com.

About Fluke Calibration

Fluke Calibration is a leader in precision calibration instrumentation and software for electrical, temperature, pressure, flow, and RF measurements. Calibration products from Fluke Calibration are found in calibration facilities around the world, including National Metrology Institutes, that demand the highest levels of performance and reliability, backed by state of the art metrology and uncompromising support. They are relied on by quality engineers, calibration technicians, and metrologists to instill confidence in the measurements that are critical to their organizations for quality, safety, reliability, and cost. Fluke, Fluke Calibration and DHI are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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