Videos on Alternatives to Mercury-Containing Thermometers in Industrial and Laboratory Settings
Information about the Phase-Out of Mercury Thermometers Used in Industrial and Laboratory Settings
- Phase-out main page
- Selecting alternatives
- User Friendly Guide on the Replacement of Mercury Thermometers (PDF) (36 pp, 1.26 MB, About PDF)
- Guide for Federal Agencies on Replacing Mercury-Containing Non-Fever Thermometers (PDF) (16 pp, 404 KB, About PDF)
- Tutorial videos on alternatives, thermometry, traceability and calibration
- Maintaining traceability
The following videos provide information on mercury-containing thermometer alternatives for industrial and laboratory settings and illustrate related thermometry concepts. Mercury-free thermometers are available and viable for most temperature measurement applications. Along with showcasing the available mercury-free thermometers on the market today, the videos cover important thermometry concepts such as traceability and the proper calibration of thermometers.
This video provides an overview of mercury-containing thermometers alternatives and introduces the remaining videos on the concepts of traceability and creating an ice point or steam point for thermometer calibration (flv format 2 min 23 sec).
This video describes the types of mercury-containing thermometer alternatives that are currently available for use today in laboratory and industrial applications (flv format 6 min 5 sec).
In this video the concept of thermometer traceability is addressed and illustrated by example (flv format 6 min 2 sec).
This video describes step by step how to create an "ice point" to correctly calibrate a thermometer (flv format 20 min 14 sec).
This video describes step by step how to create a "steam point" to correctly calibrate a thermometer (flv format 10 min 24 sec).