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Calibration of Dissipation Factor Standards



Eric D. Simmon, Gerald FitzPatrick, O. Petersons


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.
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement


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


Simmon, E. , FitzPatrick, G. and Petersons, O. (1999), Calibration of Dissipation Factor Standards, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, [online], (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created March 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021