13 Mar 2014   |   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm,   Auditorium, HDB Hub Convention Centre, Basement 1, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310480 Tel.: 64901234

Temperature Measurements

Course Outline

The course consists of four self-contained modules. A participant can choose to register for all four modules or any modules of the course. The Module 1 covers the principles and techniques for temperature measurements including the basic concepts of traceability, common errors and how to minimise them, measurement standards and instruments, how to use calibration reports as well as measurement uncertainty. Module 2 covers the basic principles of Platinum Resistance Thermometer, Thermistor and the calibration techniques. Module 3 covers the basic principles of thermocouple and the calibration techniques. Module 4 covers the basic principles of liquid-in-glass thermometers and the calibration techniques.

Module 1 is a pre-requisite for participants who are taking any or all of Module 2 to 4. This course will be useful for participants who need to measure temperatures in testing, quality control, production floor, management and technical staff. Module 2 to 4 are for people who want to know in details the basic principles and calibration methods of resistance thermometers, thermocouples, liquid-in-glass thermometers.

Course Details

Module 1: Fundamental principles of temperature measurements and measurement uncertainty (13 Mar 2014)

  • Traceable measurements

  • Temperature scale and standards

  • How to measure temperature accurately

  • Choice of thermometers

  • Errors in temperature measurements

  • Measurement uncertainty in temperature measurements

  • How to use thermometer calibration reports to minimize error and estimate measurement uncertainty

Module 2: Resistance thermometry and calibration (14 Mar 2014)

  • Basic principles of platinum resistance thermometer

  • Basic principles of thermistor

  • Sources of errors

  • Calibration of resistance thermometer and how to calculate the coefficients

  • Calculation of measurement uncertainty

  • Lab visit and demonstration

Module 3:  Thermocouple thermometry and calibration (20 Mar 2014)

  • Basic principles of thermocouple

  • Sources of errors

  • Calibration of thermocouple

  • Calculation of measurement uncertainty

Module 4: Liquid-in-glass thermometer and calibration (21 Mar 2014)

  • The basic principles of liquid-in-glass thermometer

  • Different types of liquid-in-glass thermometers

  • Errors in liquid-in-glass thermometry

  • Measurement of emergent stem temperature of liquid-in-glass thermometer

  • Calibration of liquid-in-glass thermometer

  • Calculation of measurement uncertainty

  • Demonstration on calibration of liquid-in-glass thermometer