- September 05, 2014
- Fluke Corporation
September 5, 2014 - Fluke Calibration introduces the 9118A Thermocouple Calibration Furnace, a horizontal, open-ended tube furnace with a temperature range of 300 to 1200 degrees Celsius. The 9118A enables calibration professionals to conduct comparison calibrations of the noble- and base-metal thermocouples used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy, metals, and plastics. Calibrations can be fully automated when the 9118A is used with the Fluke Calibration 1586A Precision Temperature Scanner, increasing lab productivity. The 9118A can be operated with or without an isothermal block, increasing the workload that can be performed with a single unit. The furnace configuration can be quickly changed by selecting parameters stored in the controller and by either inserting or removing the alumina-ceramic isothermal block. It features temperature stability of plus-or-minus 0.1 degrees at 1200 degrees Celsius with a radial uniformity of plus-or-minus 0.25 degrees at 1200 degrees Celsius and axial uniformity of plus-or-minus 0.2 degrees at 1200 degrees Celsius. The wide temperature range of the calibration furnace enables labs to meet standards like AMS2750 and EURAMET cg-8 that require thermocouples be calibrated over the full temperature range in which they are used. The 9118A manages its heater power to prevent heater elements from overheating, improving the reliability of the furnace and extending its lifetime. Its non-metallic block minimizes thermocouple contamination and eliminates the need to protect the thermocouples under test with costly ceramic sleeving, reducing the cost of ownership. 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.