Owners of the Dickson TP 125 data logger consider it a low cost, easy to use piece of equipment to measure temperature and humidity. The logger is self-contained and lightweight, weighing in at less than 4 ounces. The temperature range spans 186°F and the humidity range is 0 – 95% RH non-condensing. Technicians rely on these pieces to take accurate readings. The best way to make sure readings are valid is by maintaining Dickson TP 125 data logger calibration intervals.
The reading accuracy for the Dickson TP125 data logger temperature is ± 0.8°F when measuring 20°F – 120°F. Humidity readings are ±2% RH non-condensing. Tolerances that are this precise must be checked for validity. The manufacturer recommends that the Dickson TP 125 data logger calibration interval stay between 6 – 12 months. The manufacturer notes that equipment that is used infrequently, handled gently, and has little to no exposure to high humidity can maintain an annual calibration interval. If the device is used often, exposed to harsh environments, or doesn’t have adequate storage, a 6 month calibration interval is recommended.
One of the most common ways for a data logger to start losing reading accuracy by incurring damage. Oftentimes, the equipment sustains damage by being dropped or smashed against large pieces of machinery. Incidents like this often go unreported, leaving others unaware that accuracy could be compromised. Communicate to all personnel that if a data logger is damaged, it should not be used until accuracy is checked. Organizations that have multiple data loggers often keep damaged pieces out of rotation if the next calibration interval is coming up.
Another way to maintain the Dickson TP 125 data logger is regular cleaning. The unit can be cleaned with a nonabrasive cloth. Due to the materials used to make the data logger, strong solvents should be avoided. Proper storage is also important to keep the data logger working accurately. Store equipment in areas that don’t have high humidity and aren’t prone to vibrations from other machinery. Following these tips will help keep the Dickson TP 125 data logger calibration interval on an annual cycle.
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