PRODUCTS

CR-1A CRYOGENIC HYGROMETER

Fast, Accurate Measurements to -120 °C. Suitable for laboratory use, calibrations and spot checks.

CR-2 AIRCRAFT HYGROMETER

Our flagship product. For use in aircraft and military applications.

CR-3 CRYOGENIC HYGROMETER

CR-2 Convenience for Continuous-Use Applications. Suitable for toxic and corrosive gases, such as Arsine, Phosphine, HCl and HBr.

CR-4 CHILLED MIRROR HYGROMETER

Portable, 3-stage TE cooler for measurements to -60°C

UHQ-4P HYGROMETER

Portable high-temperature hygrometer for measurements to 150 °C.

CR-5 HYGROMETER

Separate sensor and transmitter with 3-stage TE cooler for measurements to -60 °C

1011C AIRCRAFT HYGROMETER

The Best Conventional Aircraft Hygrometer

VAPORTRON®

H-100BL/H-100CL Humidity calibration chamber

VAPORPAK®

Portable humidity calibration chamber

Products

Buck Research Makes High Performance Hygrometers for:

• Industrial Use
• Laboratory Use
• Calibration Standard
• Airborne Research

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Why Chilled Mirror Hygrometers are Inherently Reliable

3How they work:

The heart of a chilled mirror hygrometer is the sample chamber, through which the gas to be measured flows. The chamber contains a coolable mirror and an optical system that measures the mirror reflectivity. During operation, the mirror is cooled until dew or frost begins to condense on it, changing the reflectivity and the optical output. The optical signal drives electronics that control the temperature of the mirror to maintain a constant layer of condensation. The mirror is therefore held at the dew/frost temperature. The dew/frost temperature is a fundamental property of water vapor and therefore an inherently reliable measure of moisture concentration. A temperature sensor imbedded in the mirror provides a direct measure of dew/frost temperature.

Why they are inherently reliable:

Chilled mirror hygrometers are inherently reliable because of this operating principle, and because the dew/frost temperature is measured directly – there is no need to convert parameters such as resistance, voltage, etc., to humidity through a calibration equation. We ensure temperature reading accuracy by using ultra-stable mirror temperature sensors that are calibrated against a NIST-traceable reference standard.

During operation, no long-term error can exist. If an error in mirror temperature somehow appeared, its dew or frost layer would immediately begin to increase or decrease, and the control circuit would heat or cool the mirror to restore the proper frost layer. Therefore, as long as the control system is operating, the mirror temperature must remain exactly at the dew/frost point.

BRI specializes in producing high performance chilled mirror hygrometers that are exceptionally fast, accurate, and operate over a very wide humidity range.