The calibration of the CAL3K is a process in which a substance (Benzoic Acid, BA) of known calorific value is burned so that future burning of unknown substances can be compared to it. In other words the calibration records all the system variables such as temperature rise and heat loss in memory. All this data is called a calibration field. The calibrations are stored in the vessel.
The vessel has 7 chassis/mode fields and each field can store 10 calibrations. The multiple (10) calibrations fields are used for AVERAGING and PC IntelCal operations. For details see:
To start an actual calibration, type:
|Start Command, CALIBRATION|
The calibration time (or condition) is the same as in a sample.
Other related reading: CALIBRATE EACH VESSEL