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The Isotech Argon Triple Point Apparatus is a robust, simple to use and affordable solution for the realisation of the argon triple point.

Many laboratories use liquid nitrogen comparators which are convenient and can be low cost but the nitrogen boiling point is not on the ITS-90. More seriously the LN point is below that of Argon. Many standard platinum resistance thermometers (SPRTs) are filled with a mixture of argon and oxygen and at -195°C will be under a partial vacuum which affects the self-heating of the SPRT leading to a larger calibration uncertainty.

For many laboratories the high cost and complexity of previously available argon systems has been a barrier.

Now after years of research Isotech have introduced a new system that is more affordable, simple to use and will allow more laboratories the benefits of being able realise the argon triple point.

The Isotech system requires no electricity; the only consumable is liquid nitrogen – the 6N Pure argon is contained in a pressure vessel. A filling tube allows liquid nitrogen to initially cool this volume to approximately -195°C. Weights are then added to a pressure release valve to increase the nitrogen’s boiling temperature to just above the argon cells triple point.

The argon settles into its triple point for around four hours, allowing an SPRT inside the re-entrant tube to be calibrated. At the argon T.P. to an accuracy of ±0.5 mK,k = 2

 

Technical FeatureValue
Model471
Temperature Range-189.3442°C
Plateau Duration4 Hours
DimensionsHeight 1250mm, Width 380mm, Depth 615mm
How to orderModel 471 Argon Triple Point Apparatus

Model 471 Simple Argon Apparatus

A filling tube allows liquid nitrogen to initially cool this volume to approximately -195°C

The Isotech Argon Triple Point Apparatus is a robust, simple to use and affordable solution for the realisation of the argon triple point.

  • Affordable
  • Robust and simple to use
  • Accurate to ±0.5mK - 4 hour plateau typical
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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