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ASTM E77 2014 Edition, May 1, 2014
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Standard Test Method for Inspection and Verification of Thermometers
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This test method covers visual and dimensional inspection and test for scale accuracy to be used in the verification of liquid-in-glass thermometers as specified in Specifications E1 and E2251. However, these procedures may be applied to other liquid-in-glass thermometers.2

NOTE 1—The use of NIST SP250-232 is recommended.

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This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2 "Liquid-in-Glass Thermometer Calibration Service," NIST Special Publication 250-23, 1988, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325.