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« on: 26/07/2007 15:00:56 »
How do they test the accuracy of thermometers ?

Do thermometer makers have labs that have the correct temps for testing ?

How do they know these are right ?

Also..how accurate are thermometers ?..I mean the bog standard household ones and digital ones too !












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« Reply #1 on: 26/07/2007 15:22:12 »
Hope you don't mind the intrusion, but a slightly related topic can be found here: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=6948.0 . Until further answers come.

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« Reply #2 on: 26/07/2007 15:27:55 »
LOL...touché !!
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« Reply #3 on: 26/07/2007 20:41:43 »
And I still need to recalibrate my Pt resistance thermometer. Can someone lend me a few pounds of high purity gallium please?
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« Reply #4 on: 27/07/2007 19:56:09 »
And I still need to recalibrate my Pt resistance thermometer. Can someone lend me a few pounds of high purity gallium please?
I have 30 grams of it. How much do you want?

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« Reply #5 on: 28/07/2007 17:03:41 »
I was kidding, but a gallium triple point cell contains a lot more than 30g typically about a kilo which would cost about £1000.
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