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marc5180
21-11-2010, 11:11 AM
I'm looking at buying a temperature and humidity meter and was wondering if anyone could recommend one.

I had been looking at the Fluke 971 but have read some poor reviews recently saying the WB temp can be as much as 5 Degrees out.

superswill
21-11-2010, 11:40 AM
try

http://www.fieldpiece.com/

had a demo of the range and very impressed so far

Tesla
21-11-2010, 11:55 AM
Hi marc5180
I have used this model many times and found that - well I guess that humidity is hard to measure accurately as I get different reading errors on many humidity sensors each month I had read them. But I think the temp side is pretty accurate. That's all I can say as this instrument was not calibrated. Most of my other instruments are Fluke.

marc5180
21-11-2010, 12:26 PM
Hi Paul,
I have been looking at the field piece instruments recently but as of yet i dont know anyone who's heard of them let alone owns them.
I'd like to see a demo of the range though. Where did you see this?

superswill
21-11-2010, 03:23 PM
Marc,

speak to these:

http://www.concept-direct.co.uk/fieldpiece.html

frank
21-11-2010, 09:38 PM
Hi Marc

I still rely on my trusty Sling Psychrometer :)

http://www.thermometersdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Whirling_Hygrometer_Sling_Psychrometer_.html

Gary
21-11-2010, 09:50 PM
Back in the good old days, it was pretty much impossible to keep humidity sensors/controls calibrated... or even close.

I am told that electronics have resolved these problems... but I keep going back to the trusty sling psychrometer.

Brian_UK
21-11-2010, 10:28 PM
Do you remember the ones with the wind up fan in the base to blow air over the bulbs?

frank
21-11-2010, 11:05 PM
Can't say that I do Brian.....then again...I'm still this side of 60 :D

SkyWalker
02-03-2011, 10:14 PM
hi marc, im also in the market for such a tool and i was considering the fluke, did you buy it? if not what did you go for?

marc5180
03-03-2011, 08:03 AM
Hi skywalker, no I didn't buy it in the end, I stuck with my sling but bought a fluke 52-2 temperature meter which I would recommend.

SkyWalker
03-03-2011, 11:37 AM
hi marc, i have seen the 52-2 looks like a good meter, i was also considering the testo 410-2 does % humidity Dew point and Wet bulb Temperature, also does airflow m/s ect. everything you need really if your working on pschometrics. Anyone else got this tool?

marc5180
03-03-2011, 11:28 PM
I've got one of those but mostly use it for fast spot checks at air vents, I've compared the wetbulb readings with my sling and found there to be a considerable difference between the two.