Assembly and Calibration of a Compact Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-849
Physical description50 p.
Subjectcalibration, sensors, relative humidity, temperature, fabrication; Moisture performance
AbstractThis report describes the manufacturing and calibration of a compact temperature and relative humidity sensor. This study is part of a research project in the building envelope and structure program at the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC). The project included the testing of wall assemblies and components to determine their hygrothermal behaviour. Changes in moisture content (MC) and temperature of the materials undergoing evaluation were measured. Relative humidity (RH) and temperature that prevail in the air in the vicinity and at the surface of these components were also measured. Bulk MC was monitored by weighing the wall assemblies, while the distribution of moisture in individual component was monitored by using moisture pins inserted into the material at different depths and locations. The distribution of moisture depends not only on the properties of the material and the climatic conditions of the ambient air (temperature & relative humidity), but also on the micro-climate at the surface of the material.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-14523
NPARC number20386176
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-06-14
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