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PRESS RELEASE : New Portable reference thermometer provides intrinsic safety with standards-grade accuracy

AMERICAN FORK, UT - Hart Scientific, a world leader in temperature calibration products and services, introduces the Model 5577 Intrinsically Safe Handheld Reference Thermometer. Manufactured by Dostmann for Hart, the 5577 is a portable reference thermometer capable of operating in specified hazardous environments.

The 5577 provides basic accuracy of ±0.05 ºC over its full range of -100 ºC to 135 ºC. In addition, each 5577 system (meter and probe) comes calibrated over its full range by Hart Scientific, providing a NIST-traceable NVLAP-accredited system calibration.

The 5577 has two inputs and can display either simultaneous side-by-side readings from both inputs or the differences between the two inputs for easy comparisons.

The 5577 is rated for intrinsic safety by CENELEC in Europe and has the following rating: EX II 2G EEx ib IIB T4. This intrinsically safe thermometer is a critical instrument for petrochemical refineries that have mainly relied on delicate liquid-in-glass thermometers for temperature measurements. It's also a valuable device for natural gas firms, which, in custody transfer applications, must take precise temperature measurements to ensure volume accuracy.

The price of the 5577 is $1,295. Customers may also purchase any one of three calibrated Hart probes that range from $165 to $240. System calibrations by Hart Scientific are included in these prices. Units are shipping with delivery at 21 days A.R.O.

About Hart Scientific

Hart Scientific, a Fluke company, designs, manufactures, and markets temperature measurement and calibration equipment. The Hart Scientific product line includes primary standards, thermometer readouts and probes, temperature baths, industrial calibrators and software. Primary and secondary laboratories, as well as a growing number of manufacturing companies who rely on precise temperature controls for manufacturing processes, use the equipment. These industries include pharmaceuticals, petrochemical, semi-conductor, aerospace, food products and others. For more information contact Hart Scientific Inc. at 801-763-1600, visit the
Hart Scientific web site, or e-mail




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