Humidity generator with a test chamber system

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    Abstract

    For the calibration of relative humidity hygrometers and dew-point hygrometers with an open sensor, a test chamber system was constructed and connected to a dew-point generator. The system includes several small chambers connected in series. By reversing the flow direction, humidity and temperature gradients in the test chamber system are monitored during calibration measurements. This paper reports the construction of the test chamber system and the improvements in the construction and the analysis of the dew-point generator. A full uncertainty analysis is presented. The expanded uncertainty of the dew-point temperature and the relative humidity with the coverage factor k = 2 are from ±0.05°C to ±0.08°C and from ±0.1%rh to ±1.0%rh, respectively. Although the dew-point temperature range is from -40°C to +77°C, the limits for the temperature range of the test chamber system are -20°C and +60°C. The system was not tested with relative humidity values lower than 10% or higher than 95%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)307-313
    Number of pages7
    JournalMeasurement
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • dew-point temperature
    • relative humidity
    • humidity generator
    • test chamber system
    • calibration

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