Calibrating Heat Flux Sensors Using Radiation and Conduction

FluxTeq also has the capabilities to calibrate their heat flux sensors using both radiation and conduction. If you have a heat flux sensor that needs calibration or are unsure if it is calibrated correctly, contact FluxTeq for their calibration services.

Conduction Calibration Systems

For better accuracy sensor calibration and accurate measurement data, FluxTeq has developed two conduction calibration systems that have been cross-calibrated with each other. Heated and water-cooled plates along with a reference sensor are used to calibrate the test sensor placed between gap pads. This is a small system. Another larger system is also used, which consists of a guarded hot plate equipment and a NIST-certified piece of insulation. This is used according to C1130.

Radiation Calibration System

A quartz lamp bank is calibrated over a range of heat flux settings using a reference sensor. The test sensor is placed on a water-cooled plate, and the lamp is shone over the calibrated range. For different lamp settings, the output sensor voltages are recorded, and sensitivity data are obtained for a various range of radiation heat fluxes.

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