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Publication Citation: Calibration of Dissipation Factor Standards

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Author(s): Eric D. Simmon; Gerald J. FitzPatrick; O. Petersons;
Title: Calibration of Dissipation Factor Standards
Published: April 01, 1999
Abstract: Working standards for dissipation factor (D) standards obtained by connecting a shielded three-terminal capacitor in series with a shielded precision resistor have been developed for calibration purposes. Precision conductance boxes have been built for use with a single three-terminal 1000 pF gas capacitor standard to create dissipation factor standards having values from 2x10-5 to 1 x 10-2. The design and testing of these D standards, including precautions in their construction and use, is presented. Calibration procedures using the NIST high voltage capacitance bridge and the measurement uncertainties are discussed.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Volume: 48
Issue: 2
Pages: pp. 450 - 452
Keywords: calibration,capacitance bridge,capacitor loss measurements,dissipation factor standards,high voltage,loss angle,phase angle,tan delta,transformer loss measurements
Research Areas: Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Systems and Data
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