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New 'Stik' thermometers from Fluke Calibration

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The new 1551A Ex and 1552A Ex 'Stik' thermometers from Fluke Australia are intrinsically safe in potentially explosive atmospheres. They provide precision temperature calibration.

They are ATEX and IECEx compliant, so they can be used safely where potentially explosive gases may be present. They are also very durable and can be used reliably outdoors or on the production floor.

Process manufacturers of chemical, pharmaceutical, food or petroleum products require accurate temperature measurements. Since temperature sensors are subject to drift with time, regular calibration or verification against a reliable reference thermometer is required and finding a reference thermometer that is accurate, repeatable and robust has been a challenge.

Although mercury thermometers are accurate and repeatable, they are fragile and pose the risk of a mercury spill, which can endanger the environment and human health.

The Fluke Stik Thermometers help solve this problem, and get production managers out of a potential bind, by providing the measurement accuracy, durability and safety required in industries such as oil and gas production and petrochemicals—with no mercury hazard.

The 1551A Ex Stik Thermometer covers a temperature range of –50 °C to 160 °C. The model 1552A Ex covers a range of –80 °C to 300 °C.

The stainless steel probe and digital readout of the Fluke 1551A Ex and 1152A Ex Stik Thermometers are fixed together and calibrated as a system. The accuracy specification is easy to understand since it includes all uncertainty components, including drift, for up to one year. Unlike competing products, the large backlit LCD display rotates 90 degrees, making it easy to read from any angle.

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