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Low Temperature Metrology Furnace
Isotech Low Temperature Metrology Furnace
Temperature Range: 50°C to 500°C (932°F)
  • Uncertainty: <1mK (with cells)
  • Control: 0.1°C resolution, power feedback
  • Affordable single-zone furnace
  • For indium, tin and zinc fixed-point cells
  • Simple operation

Product Code: ITL-M-17701

   Product Description    Specifications
The Isotech Low Temperature Fixed Point Furnace is designed specifically to realize and maintain the freeze plateaus of Isotech Indium, Tin and Zinc Fixed-Point Cells, for calibration of thermometers on the International Temperature Scale of 1990.

The Low Temperature Furnace is a single-zone furnace.

The recommended procedure for establishing a freeze plateau requires operator attention until the plateau is realized. Following that, the Model 17701 Furnace will maintain the indium or the tin plateau, essentially automatically, for a period of 10 to 12 hours, and the zinc plateau for 6 to 8 hours.

1. The furnace core, into which the freeze-point cell is inserted, is of aluminium alloy, which provides a very low thermal gradient along the core length. The main furnace heater is of the parallel-tube design used at NIST. A pre-warming tube is provided with this laboratory furnace.

2. An advanced proportioning electronic control system regulates laboratory furnace temperature, using a platinum resistance thermometer as the sensing element. The controller may be calibrated in-situ using Freeze Point Cells as references.

Two entirely independent over-temperature safety devices are included with this laboratory furnace. A dedicated (on-off) over-temperature control circuit provides active safety. A fusible link in the main power circuit provides passive safety.

3. The Low Temperature Furnace is completely self-contained, mounted on caster wheels, and requires no external supplies (except power).
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