Calibration facility for the loanstar program Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • This paper describes the development and capabilities of a calibration facility for testing and calibrating sensors used in a large state-wide building energy monitoring program. The measurement of building energy use and the accompanying influencing parameters often requires the measurement of liquid flow rates, temperatures, hydraulic pressures, air pressures, humidity, electrical power, electrical current, electrical voltage, air-flow rates, rotational speed, solar radiation and illumination levels. The long-term monitoring of HVAC equipment in a large-scale presents its own special requirements, namely, the need for affordable, accurate sensors that can be easily maintained and recertified in buildings scattered over an entire state. This presents unique calibration problems because often times the most accurate sensors are not the always affordable, and durable nor easily calibrated on site. This paper discusses the development of a calibration laboratory and presents preliminary results from several of the calibration stations.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dan Turner, W., Haberl, J. S., Bryant, J., Finstad, C., & Robinson, J.

publication date

  • January 1992