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  • 1) Heats and cools thermometers to test flow of mercury, remove excess mercury, and establish calibration reference points: Places thermometer alternately into hot water and crushed ice and rubs thermometer across corrugated pad to force excess mercury and mercury vapor from thermometer into temporary top chamber of thermometer.

  • 2) Spins thermometer in centrifuge to force remaining mercury back into bulb at bottom of thermometer.

  • 3) Observes rise and fall of mercury column and rejects thermometer if particles of mercury or dirt cling to bore, or bore constrictions prevent specified rise and fall of mercury.

  • 4) Heats thermometer at two known temperatures and marks height of mercury column on tube as reference points for calibration.




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DOT:   710.384-030

Job Number: 11148