Analysis of uncertainties in calibration of a heat flow meter apparatus

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ConferenceThermal Conductivity Eighteen : Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Thermal Conductivity: 03 October 1983, Rapid City, SD, USA
Pages259272; # of pages: 14
Subjectcalibration; heat meters; heat transfer; standardization; thermal resistance measurement; instrument precision control; result sensitivity; testing conditions; transfer standards; absolute/ relative measurement comparison procedures; Building envelope
AbstractThis paper reviews the main sources of uncertainty in laboratory measurement of the thermal resistance with a heat flow meter apparatus over a wide range of testing conditions. It deals with calibration uncertainties in general terms, indicates techniques for controlling instrument precision, analyses the sensitivity of results to some changes in testing conditions, and describes two procedures for establishing transfer standards that permit comparison of absolute and relative measurements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number24690
NPARC number20375359
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