EC: Fluke 714B thermocouple temperature calibrator

Hardware — Test, Measurement, Calibration: The Fluke 714B is a highly accurate, easy-to-use, single function thermocouple temperature calibrator. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice award winner.

By Control Engineering October 20, 2014

For technicians who don’t want the complexity of multifunction test tools yet need highly accurate temperature calibration, the Fluke 714B thermocouple temperature calibrator allows instrument, process, and plant maintenance technicians to quickly and easily test process temperature instrumentation.

The 714B can measure and simulate 17 different thermocouple types and millivolts, to verify process sensors by direct comparison of measured versus reported temperatures. It also measures 4 to 20 mA signals with 0.001 mA resolution while simultaneously sourcing a temperature signal-with both readings displayed on the large, backlit display for easy transmitter calibration. It can scale the measured mA to the programmed 0% and 100% temperature settings to verify the 0% and 100% values scaled in a temperature transmitter. It also features linear ramp and 25% step auto-ramp based on 0% and 100% settings.

Settings at power down are saved for easy restart of tests when the calibrator is powered back up. The 714B has built-in magnetic hanging tools for easy mounting while taking measurements.

Fluke Corp.