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Temperature Sensor Technology

Working Group 7.42


The most important range for industrial thermometry is between 0 °C and 1000 °C. The working group  is responsible for the realisation and dissemination of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) in Germany in this temperature range. The realisation of the ITS-90 is carried out by the development, operation and maintenance of fixed-point cells at the highest metrological level. In order to ensure traceability and cross-border equivalence of temperature measurements, standard thermometers and fixed-point cells of accredited calibration laboratories are calibrated. The interests of German and European manufacturers of thermometers are represented in several national and international organisations and committees for standardization. 

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  • Calibration of standard platinum resistance thermometers and fixed-point cells in the range between 0 °C and 962 °C
  • Calibration of electrical thermometers in the temperature range between -80 °C and 1000 °C
  • Development of temperature measurement solutions for industry and science
  • Accreditation of calibration laboratories within German calibration services (DAkkS) and development of calibration guidelines (DKD)

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The service specifications of our calibrations are summarized in the measurement and calibration capabilities of the Division 7. The calibration and measurement capabilities for contact thermometers can be found at the ID numbers 7.4.

The costs are determined on the basis of the PTB Regulations Governing Charges applicable for the particular service in the currently valid version rendered by PTB. The costs are calculated in accordance with average fees or the invoicing is effected according to actual time expenditure. An overview can be found at point 10, thermometry.

For a specific quotation we need further information: What are the temperature range and the requested uncertainties? What type of sensor do you want to calibrate? Please contact directly our service address Opens window for sending emailtkalibrierung(at)ptb.de.

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