Calibration Source M316 (US)
Ultra-portable, low temperature blackbody calibration source
Ambient + 5 ... 300 °C (+ 9 ... 572 °F).
Available in the US only.
- Provides maximum portability and flexibility
- Excellent general purpose calibration
- High effective emissivity 1.0 at 8 ...14 µm
- Highly uniform
- Large aperture 57 mm (2.25”) diameter
- High accuracy, high resolution
- Excellent stability ± 0.25 °C
- Fast slew rate (heat uptime)
- Manufactured and tested to meet rigid quality control standards
- Furnished with certificate of calibration traceable to NIST
The two-piece portable M316 Blackbody Calibration Source is an ideal unit for field calibration or verification of infrared temperature sensors.
The calibration source of the M316 is contained within a compact, hand-held housing weighing only 0.9kg (2.0 lbs.). It is connected by a flexible cable to the 0.70kg (1.5 lbs.) indicating controller, which can be carried via the handle. Because of the small size of the calibration source, the operator can easily position it to read the sensor, even in hard to reach locations. Consequently there is no need to remove the sensor from its position.
The M316 calibration source covers a temperature range from ambient +5 to 300 °C (572 °F), with an accuracy of ±0.5% of reading ±1°C.
Typical Calibration Applications
- Infrared Temperature Sensors
- Infrared Thermal Imaging Systems
- Spectrographic Analyzers
- Flux Meters
|Temperature Range||Ambient +5 ... 300 °C (+ 9 ... 572 °F)|
|Temperature Uncertainty1||±0.5 % of reading ±1 °C|
|Display Accuracy vs. NIST Calibration||See supplied NIST calibration report|
|Temperature Resolution||0.1 °C|
|Stability2||0.5 °C per 8 hour period|
|Source Non-Uniformity||~ ± 2 °C @ 250 °C|
|Heated Emitter Shape||Flat Plate|
|Exit Port Diameter||57 mm (2.25”)|
|Emissivity||1.00 effective emissivity @ 8 ... 14 μm|
|Standard Calibration Method||Radiometric|
|Temperature Sensor||Precision platinum RTD|
|Warm-up Time3||~ 10 minutes from room temperature to 200 °C|
|Slew Rate to 1 °C Stability||~ 18° / min T < 250 °C
~ 14° / min T > 250 °C
|Slew Rate to 0.1 °C Stability||Approximately 12 minutes between
Δ 50 °C setpoints
|Communication / Interface|
|Method of Control||Digital PID Controller|
|Operating Ambient Temperature||0° ... 50 °C (32° ... 122 °F)|
|Operating Humidity||< 90% non-condensing|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||
Blackbody Source: 203 mm x 89 mm x
Controller: 102 mm x 178 mm x
|Method of Mounting||
Blackbody Source: handle grip and 1/4-20 tapped hole for tripod mount
Controller: Bench mount or handle for field use
|Weight||Blackbody Source: 0.9 kg (2.0 lbs)
Controller: 0.70 kg (1.5 lbs)
14499: 115 V AC @ 50 & 60 Hz 300 W max.
14499-2: 230 V AC @ 50 & 60 Hz 300 W
1 Accuracy calibration performed radiometrically, the uncertainty of emissivity and transfer standard are already included.
2 Provided stable AC mains voltage and minimum air flow across the exit port or emitter plate.
3Typical. Can vary from unit to unit.