Calibration Information

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Calibration Information

Because the SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold Profiler is made with precision components with high temperature stability and tight tolerances; the analog-to-digital converter remains stable for years. High quality components together with software algorithms based on the IPTS-68* standard for Type K thermocouples have been provided to yield specified accuracy and long-term stability. Each unit has been tested at the factory before it is shipped.

Important Information

ECD recommends the M.O.L.E. Profiler is factory re-calibrated every 6 months when it is being used constantly. If the use is occasional, a period of no greater than 12 months between calibrations is recommended.

Good thermal quality programs require periodic calibration to show the Thermal Profiler continues to remain in calibration using a temperature standard. Any observed inaccuracies are probably not caused by calibration error but by any one of a number of other sources, primarily the following:

1)Poor thermocouple connectors or open thermocouples.
2)Using a temperature standard that is inaccurate or is not traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, formerly the Nation Bureau of Standards).

Check the accuracy of your temperature standard and that it is traceable to NIST. Be sure that you’re using Type K wire connected to the standard. Be sure that your temperature standard is cold-junction compensated, or use an ice point reference.

3)Extremely low Power Pack charge.

Recharge the Power Pack. Refer to topic Charging the Power Pack Battery.

4)Sudden changes or excessive ambient temperatures.

Allow M.O.L.E. Profiler temperature to stabilize for 1/2 hour before calibration.

 

If after checking these possible sources of inaccuracy the M.O.L.E. Profiler still needs to be calibrated, there are two calibration methods: Using a thermocouple simulator and another using a voltage reference and an ice point.

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Do not attempt to calibrate the M.O.L.E. Profiler if you have never used a thermocouple simulator, or you are unsure of the accuracy of your thermocouple simulator. (Contact ECD for the proper calibration procedure P/N A31-0900-05).

If you need to return the M.O.L.E. Profiler for re-calibration, contact ECD and request an RMA (Return Materials Authorization). Refer to the Service and Troubleshooting>How to Get Additional Help topic for your M.O.L.E. Profiler for contact information.


*IPTS-68 (International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968)