Easy and reliable calibration of humidity probes and transmitters
Based on saturated salt solutions
Fast temperature equilibration
No external power required
Suitable for laboratory use and on-site checks
Chambers and transit covers make HMK15 easy to transport
Pre-measured certified salts available
Vaisala Service Centres offer accredited calibrations for humidity, temperature and barometric pressure.
No measuring instrument stays accurate by itself. It is essential that the functioning of an instrument is periodically checked against a reference. Vaisala has developed the Vaisala Humidity Calibrator HMK15 to make calibration and spot checking of humidity probes and transmitters easy and reliable.
Method Used by Leading Laboratories
The operating principle of the HMK15 is based on the fact that a saturated salt solution generates a certain relative humidity in the air above it. The reading of the humidity probe or transmitter can then be adjusted accordingly. Many leading laboratories use this generally accepted and reliable method to calibrate humidity instruments. Usually two or three different salt solutions are used. Salts are chosen according to the application.
The HMK15 can be ordered with certified and pre-measured salts. A sample calibration is made from each batch in Vaisala’s Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL).
The HMK15 can be ordered with a thermometer, which is used for measuring the temperature during the calibration. It can also be used for checking the temperature measurement accuracy of the transmitter. The thermometer can contain either mercury (accuracy ±0.3 °C (±0.54 °F)) or red capillary fluid (accuracy ±1.0 °C (±1.8 °F)).
FINAS Approved Measurement Standards Laboratory
Vaisala’s Measurement Standards Laboratory is a FINAS accredited calibration laboratory. FINAS is a member of the EA (the European Cooperation for Accreditation).