A new handheld pressure calibrator that delivers deadweight tester accuracy in an on-site instrument has been introduced by Crystal Engineering, a unit of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments.

The versatile HPC40 Series calibrator is designed for process control applications, such as verification or calibration of pressure gauges, transducers, transmitters, pressure switches and safety valves. It is suitable for pressures ranging from vacuum to 15,000 psi with accuracy of 0.035% of reading for all ranges.  

The HPC40 Series is the world’s first mA loop calibrator that is fully temperature compensated from -20o to 50oC, the company reports. This enables it to deliver the same accuracy whether measuring pressure, current, voltage or temperature.

A single HPC40 Series device can typically replace several gauges or calibrators. The calibrator’s large, full-colour display combined with its new user interface makes the HPC40 Series the easiest-to-use pressure calibrator available, the company reports. Its single layer user interface has no deep menu structure, allowing tasks to be performed quickly and intuitively.

The HPC40 Series can be used as an individual calibrator or combined with AMETEK pressure generating products into a complete ready-to-use calibration system.

Crystal Engineering produces highly accurate, field-grade testing and calibration equipment for measurement applications in oil and natural gas, power generation, waste water, water supply, manufacturing, aerospace, and aircraft maintenance. It is a unit of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualised sales of more than $4.2bn.