Sari Semenoja, Martti Heinonen
A calibration system for PTU devices
Devices measuring pressure, temperature and humidity simultaneously are known as PTU devices. There are hardly any commercial calibration systems for the PTU devices available for low temperatures (< 0 °C). To obtain more comprehensive data on the performance of PTU devices, a new calibration system is developed at MIKES. In this PTU Apparatus, pressure, temperature and humidity can be controlled simultaneously so that all combinations over the ranges are possible. The nominal ranges of the system are the following: absolute pressure 500 hPa … 1200 hPa, temperature -52 °C … +80 °C and relative humidity 10 % … 95 %. The estimated uncertainties (k = 2) of the pressure, temperature and humidity are 10 Pa, 0,1 °C to 0,3 °C and 1 %RH to 3 %RH, respectively. The construction and operation as well as the results of operational tests of the PTU Apparatus are reported in this paper.