Take a sneak peek at the new NIST.gov and let us know what you think!
(Please note: some content may not be complete on the beta site.).

View the beta site
NIST logo

Publication Citation: Calibration of Thin Heat Flux Sensors for Building Applications Using ASTM C 1130

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Robert R. Zarr; V Martinez-Fuentes; James J. Filliben; Brian P. Dougherty;
Title: Calibration of Thin Heat Flux Sensors for Building Applications Using ASTM C 1130
Published: May 01, 2001
Abstract: Calibration measurements of thin heat flux sensors for building applications are presented. The findings support the continued development of precision and bias statements for ASTM Practice C 1130. Measurements have been conducted using a 1016 mm diameter guarded hot plate apparatus (Test Method C 177) from 10 C to 50 C and for a heat flux range of 13 W/M2. The option of using a 610 mm heat flow meter apparatus (Test Method C 518) to calibrate the heat flux sensors is also explored. Experimental designs are presented to compare test methods, evaluate which parameters affect the sensor output, and determine the functional relationship between the sensor output and applied heat flux. The study investigates two sizes of sensors fabricated by one manufacturer. Sensor equivalency, grouped by size is evaluated to determine whether a calibration based on a subset of sensors will suffice or if extensive individual calibrations are needed.
Citation: Journal of Testing and Evaluation
Volume: 29
Issue: No. 3
Pages: pp. 293 - 300
Keywords: building technology,calibration,guarded hot plate,heat flow meter,heat flux sensor,repeatability,thermal conductance,thermal insulation
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (29MB)