Total Immersion, Partial Immersion, what do these terms mean?

Some helpful information on ASTM and other glass laboratory thermometers All ASTM and other glass laboratory thermometers can be classified into 2 general groups – those designed and fabricated for total immersion and those designed and fabricated for partial...

Using a total immersion thermometer only partially immersed

When total immersion thermometers are used in a condition wherein the entire liquid column is not exposed to the temperature being measured, a stem correction must be computed and applied to the observed reading to obtain the actual temperature of the liquid being...

Using a partial immersion thermometer incorrectly immersed

Well, this is a new twist but maybe not as unusual as I had thought. A customer called us today with this question: he has an NIST traceable calibrated thermometer, calibrated for partial immersion (76mm). He is going to use it only immersed to 50mm. What kind of an...

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