Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Calibration of Dissipation Factor Standards

Published

Author(s)

Eric D. Simmon, Gerald FitzPatrick, O. Petersons

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

Keywords

calibration, capacitance bridge, capacitor loss measurements, dissipation factor standards, high voltage, loss angle, phase angle, tan delta, transformer loss measurements

Citation

Simmon, E. , FitzPatrick, G. and Petersons, O. (1999), Calibration of Dissipation Factor Standards, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=14119 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

Issues

If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact reflib@nist.gov.

Created March 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021