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8.2.3 Temperature and Temperature Difference

The simplest acceptance test for temperature and temperature difference would be a two point test, room temperature and a stirred ice slurry. A reasonably good mercury-in-glass thermometer with some calibration pedigree can be used to verify agreement to within 1 C. It is important to stir the liquid to avoid local gradients. It should not be assumed that a temperature difference pair will read zero when being aspirated in a room. If care is taken that the air drawn into each of the shields comes from the same well mixed source, a zero reading might be expected.

A second benefit of removing the transducers from the shields for an acceptance test comes to the field calibrator and auditor. Some designs are hard to remove and have short leads. These conditions can be either corrected or noted when the attempt is first made in the less hostile environment of a receiving space.

8. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL
8.1 Instrument Procurement 
     8.1.1 Wind Speed 
     8.1.2 Wind Direction  
     8.1.3 Temperature and Temperature Difference 
     8.1.4 Dew Point Temperature 
     8.1.5 Precipitation 
     8.1.6 Pressure 
     8.1.7 Radiation  
 8.2 Installation and Acceptance Testing
     8.2.1 Wind Speed 
     8.2.2 Wind Direction  
     8.2.3 Temperature and Temperature Difference 
     8.2.4 Dew Point Temperature 
     8.2.5 Precipitation 
     8.2.6 Pressure
     8.2.7 Radiation
  8.3 Routine Calibrations  
     
8.3.1 Sensor Check  
      8.3.2 Signal Conditioner and Recorder Check  
     8.3.3 Calibration Data Logs 
     8.3.4 Calibration Report  
     8.3.5 Calibration Schedule/Frequency 
     8.3.6 Data Correction Based on Calibration Results  
  8.4 Audits 
     8.4.1 Audit Schedule and Frequency  
     8.4.2 Audit Procedure 
     8.4.3 Corrective Action and Reporting 
  8.5 Routine and Preventive Maintenance 
     8.5.1 Standard Operating Procedures  
     8.5.2 Preventive Maintenance  
 8.6 Data Validation and Reporting  
     8.6.1 Preparatory Steps 
     8.6.2 Levels of Validation  
     8.6.3 Validation Procedures  
     8.6.4 Schedule and Reporting
  8.7 Recommendations


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