Designed and manufactured by our primary standards metrologists, the strain-free sensing element in the 5699 meets all ITS-90 requirements for SPRTs and minimizes long-term drift.
After one year of regular usage, drift is less than 0.008 °C (< 0.003 °C is typical). Even lower drift rates are possible depending on care and handling. A fifth wire for grounding is added to the four-wire sensor to help reduce electrical noise, particularly for AC measurements. Finally, you can get an improved version of an old industry-standard Inconel-sheathed SPRT.
The 5699 is constructed with a 0.219-inch-diameter Inconel sheath for high durability and fast response times. Inside the sheath, the sensing element is protected by a thin platinum housing that shields the sensor from contamination from free-floating metal ions found within metal environments at high temperatures. Reduced contamination means a low drift rate—even after hours of use in metal-block furnaces at high temperatures.
If you choose not to calibrate the 5699 yourself, a wide variety of options are available from Fluke Calibration’s own primary standards laboratory, including fixed-point calibrations covering any range between –200 °C and 661 °C.
At Fluke Calibration, we use SPRTs every day. We design them, build them, calibrate them, use them as standards, and know what it takes to make a reliably performing instrument. Why buy from anyone else?