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  • Pressure ranges from vacuum through 2 000 psi (140 bar)
  • Accuracy better than .015 % of reading. (Increased accuracy option of 0.008 %)
  • Gas operated with optional hand pumps
  • Dual vacuum/pressure models available
  • Psi, bar, kgf/cm2, kPa and MPa ranges available
  • Piston/cylinder design provides stability and repeatability
  • Built-in pneumatic hand pumps for pressure and vacuum
  • Piston flotation indicator
  • High quality needle valves provide optimum control
  • Mounted spirit level and adjustable feet

The P3000 Series is the culmination of over 50 years of experience in the production and design of high performance pressure standards. With features designed to improve accuracy and performance, increase reliability and simplify operation these deadweight testers can be used to calibrate virtually any pressure sensing device, including transducers, transmitters, gauges or pressure switches.

Each instrument is supplied with a detachable lid that makes it neat, compact and easily portable. The weight masses are stored in a high-quality case with a self-locking mechanism to protect them during transit.

All units are provided with an ISO 17025 accredited calibration certificate, operating fluid (where applicable), spare seals, adaptors for 1/8, ¼, 3/8, ½ NPT and BSP, and metric adaptors (M20 and M14).

The piston/cylinder assemblies are manufactured to the very highest standards with certified accuracies trace-able to international standards laboratories such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

P3000 Series Vacuum and Dual Vacuum/Pressure Models
The combined vacuum/pressure models are extremely versatile instruments providing vacuum through 500 psi (35 bar) capacity in one unit. For added expansion, an additional low range piston/weight set can be provided for pressures to 800 inH2O (2 000 mbar). An optional built-in hand pump can be installed to generate vacuum (90%) through 300 psi.

P3000 Series Liquid Lubricated Gas Operated Models
The Models P3031 and P3032 feature an oil lubricated piston/cylinder assembly, which ensures that the instrument is less susceptible to performance issues caused by contamination of the gas supply or the environment in which the unit is being operated.

The supply gas, via the deadweight tester controls, is introduced into the piston/cylinder chamber. As the gas acts directly on the surface of the oil, there is a rate-less transfer of pressure within the system.

The instrument is designed to prevent inadvertent over-filling of the chamber, thus avoiding contamination of the gas system. There is no physical barrier between the gas and oil so there is some “oil-mist” transfer potential. Therefore, we do not recommend the standard version for oxygen service. A special version of these instruments using an oxygen compatible fluid is available.

Operating principle
Deadweight testers are the high performance pressure standards for pressure measurements. Utilizing the well proven piston-gauge system consisting of a vertically mounted, precision lapped piston and cylinder assembly, accurately calibrated weight masses (Force) are loaded on the piston (Area), which rises freely within its cylinder. These weights balance the upward force created by the pressure within the system. The pressure is measured when placed on a correctly spinning and floating piston. The total pressure measured is the summation of the weights plus the piston weight carrier assembly.

Instrument base
There are four basic variations in the pneumatic offering; single pressure, single vacuum, dual vacuum and pressure, and oil-lubricated pneumatically driven high-pressure models. Pressure or vacuum is generated by an external source or an optional built-in hand pump. The hand pump option is not available on instruments above 500 psi (35 bar).

Piston/cylinder assemblies
The piston/cylinder assembly is the heart of each deadweight tester. They are manufactured from materials that provide stability, durability, and low thermal coefficients and distortion. Our experience and knowledge of piston/cylinder production and calibration ensure the precision and performance required for today’s demanding calibration requirements.

Weight masses
Standard weight masses are series 3 nonmagnetic austenitic stainless steel. Each mass is marked with the serial number of the instrument and the nominal pressure value relative to the high- or low-pressure piston, when applicable. Vacuum weights and the optional fractional weights are stainless steel and/or solution heat treated aluminum.

Gravity correction
Gravity varies significantly with geographical location and this variation has a direct effect on the force of the weights and the accuracy of the deadweight tester. Each instrument can be calibrated to local gravity at no extra cost. If unspecified, instruments will be calibrated to Standard Gravity at 980.665 cm/s2.

Gas supply
All instruments are fitted with a ⁄ NPT female external supply port for connection to the gas supply source. A compressed gas bottle (nitrogen or dry air) fitted with a pressure regulator is recommended. Ten percent above the maximum pressure is required. A built-in hand pump is available on some models to generate pressures to 300 psi (20 bar). For vacuum requirements, an external vacuum pump can be connected to the ⁄ NPT port. The built-in hand pump will also generate up to 90 % vacuum.


Accuracy* ±0.015% of reading (±0.008% optional)

*Accuracy based on % of reading from 10% to 100% of the piston range when used in accordance with the corrections found on the calibration certificate. Below 10% ± (accuracy class) x 10% of the piston range.

Mass and PCU Materials of Construction

Standard weight material Series 3 non-magnetic austenitic stainless steel
Weight density 7.8 g/cm³
Optional fractional weights Solution heat treated aluminum
Weight density 2.7 g/cm³
Models P3011, P3012, P3013, P3022, P3023, P3025 (V) Piston Material:                   Ceramic
Cylinder Material:                Martensitic steel
Coefficient of Expansion:     11 ppm/°C
Models P3014, P3015, P3025 (P) P3031, P3032 (P & V) Piston Material:                   Tungsten carbide
Cylinder Material:                Martensitic steel
Coefficient of Expansion:     16.5 ppm/°C
Model P3016 Piston Material:                  Tungsten carbide
Cylinder Material:               Tungsten carbide
Coefficient of Expansion:     11 ppm/°C


Test port adaptors 1/8, 1/4, 3/8 and ½ NPT or BSP
Instrument weight 24 lbs
Instrument size 17.5 W x 12 D x 8.5 H
Mass set weight (typical) 65 lbs

Minimum Standard Weight Increments

P3012, P3022 Pressure 1 inH2O, (5 mbar)
P3013, P3023 Pressure 2 inH2O, (10 mbar)
P3014, P3015, P3025 Pressure 1 psi, (0.1bar)
P3016, P3031, P3032 1 psi, (0.1bar)
P3011, P3022, P3023, P3025 Vacuum 0.2 inHg (10 mbar)

Optional Fractional Weights

P3014, P3015, P3025 Pressure 0.1 psi (0.01 bar)

Built-in Hand Pumps

Pressure mode Max pressure 300 psi (20 bar)
Vacuum mode To 90% vacuum

Operating Fluid for Liquid Lubricated Models

55-655 mineral oil (standard)
Krytox for oxygen-safe applications (optional)


PressCal Software Windows-based software program that allows users to easily apply all necessary corrections to enhance the deadweight tester performance. Calibration details are then stored and/or used to automatically create a calibration certificate. PressCal is provided as standard with all 0.008% instruments.
Krytox As operating fluid for liquid lubricated gas operated models.

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