PPC4 Pressure Controller/Calibrator

Redefining premium performance in a digital pressure calibrator or portable pressure calibrator

 

PPC4 - Redefining premium performance in a digital pressure calibrator or portable pressure calibrator

  • Now with ranges up to 14 MPa (2,000 psi)
  • 4 ppm control precision now to as low as 1 kPa absolute (0.15 psia)
  • Portable pressure calibrator, available with support in eleven languages

And still delivering:

  • Lowest measurement uncertainty available in a transfer standard
  • 50:1 control precision turndown for extreme rangeability
  • Open architecture with up to four internal and/or external reference pressure transducers
  • Real time measurement uncertainty calculation and display

From the cal lab bench top to 24/7 fully automated production testing, there’s a PPC4™ digital pressure calibrator configuration perfect for your pressure transducer calibration application.

  • Choice of new advanced local user interface with color display and point-and-click navigation or economical basic interface
  • New Command Interpreter allows PPC4 as drop-in replacement for controllers in legacy pressure transducer calibration and test systems without costly software changes.
  • New “f class” Q-RPT module for full scale performance at lower cost
 

The basic and advanced PPC4 includes all the pressure transducer calibration features you expect in a state-of-the-art digital pressure calibrator

  • Portable pressure calibrator, rugged enough for mobile applications and standard shipment without special packaging
  • Advanced user interface with full support in 11 languages
  • Covers the absolute range of 1 kPa (0.15 psi) to 14 MPa (2,000 psi) and gauge equivalent, including very low differential pressure
  • Control precision to ± 4 ppm of Q-PRT span, default ± 0.005% of Autoranged range
  • Three different Q-RPT measurement classes available to fit different performance requirements
  • Measured and delivered pressure uncertainties calculated real-time and available on remote and local interfaces
  • Q-RPTs can be located in an external RPM4 so that PPC4 does not need to be shipped or removed for recalibration
  • AutoRange feature optimizes and sets measurement, control and safety features for the specific range of the test beign run with a few simple entries
  • Dynamic and static control modes with default or user specified parameters
  • Common remote command protocol with Fluke Calibration PPC3 pressure controllers
  • Front panel USB connection and free “cockpit software for full PC-based plug-and-play functionality
  • Multiple remote interface options: RS232 and front panel USB included, IEEE-488.2 or Ethernet and rear USB optional
  • Instantaneous switching between absolute, gauge and bidirectional gauge modes without added hardware or calibration requirements
  • Instantaneous switching between control and measure modes with no pressure discontinuity
  • Automated AutoZeroing while vented at atmospheric pressure
  • 16 SI and US pressure units as well as user definable uits
  • Simple, objective pressure “ready/not ready indicator with user adjustable criteria
  • Automatic pressure head correction
  • On-board, programmable calibration sequences with UUT tolerance testing
  • Automated leak testing routines
  • Valve drivers option for system design
  • Automated self purging liquid trap (SPLT) accessory available for protection against liquid contamination
  • Flash memory for simple and free embedded software upgrades from flukecal.com
  • …and much more

 

 

PPC4 General Specifications

Power requirements 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 70 W max consumption
Operating temperature range 15 to 40 °C (50 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature range - 20 to 70 °C (-4 °F to 158 °F)
Vibration Meets MIL-T-28800D
Weight 16.6 kg (36.5 lb)
Dimensions
PPC4: 19 cm H x 35 cm W x 41 cm D (7.5 in. x 13.8 in. x 16.1 in.)
PPC4-ui: 19 cm H x 35 cm W x 45 cm D (7.5 in. x 13.8 in. x 17.7 in.)
Remote communication interfaces RS232 (COM1, COM2), USB (front panel) Optional: IEEE-488.2 or Ethernet and USB (Rear Panel)
Languages Supported (Advanced UI and cockpit software) Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
Pressure ranges Vacuum to 14 MPa (2,000 psi)
Operating medium Any clean, dry, non-corrosive gas
Supply pressure Maximum desired set pressure + 70 kPa (10 psi)
Exhaust pressure Atmosphere or vacuum for pressures under 5 psig (35 kPa gauge)
Pressure connections
TEST (+), TEST (-): 1/8 in. NPT F
SUPPLY: 1/8 in. NPT F
EXHAUST: 3/8 in. NPT F
ATM: 10-32 UNF
Pressure limits
Maximum working test pressure: 103% Hi Q-RPT maximum
Maximum pressure on TEST port without damage: 115 % Hi Q-RPT maximum
Utility sensor (if present)
Resolution: 0.001% of span
Precision: 0.1% of span

Pressure measurement

Warm up time 30 minute temperature stabilization recommended for best performance from cold power up.
Resolution To 1 ppm, user adjustable
Acceleration affect ± 0.008 % /g maximum, worst axis. Allows operation at ± 20° from reference plane without significant effect.
Predicted one year stability1 ± 0.005% of reading (Gauge mode or Absolute mode with regular use of AutoZero)
Precision2 Full Scale Standard Q-RPT Class ± 0.01 % of AutoRanged span4 Standard Q-RPT Class ± 0.008 % of reading5 Premium Q-RPT Class ± 0.005 % of reading7
Measurement Uncertainty3 Full Scale Standard Q-RPT Class ± 0.015 % of AutoRanged span4 Standard Q-RPT Class ± 0.01 % of reading6 Premium Q-RPT Class ± 0.008 % of reading8
1 Predicted Q-RPT measurement stability limit (k=2) over one year assuming regular use of AutoZero function. AutoZero occurs automatically in gauge mode whenever vented, by comparison with barometric reference in absolute mode. Absolute mode predicted one year stability without AutoZ is ± (0.005 % Q-RPT span + 0.005 % of reading). 2 Combined linearity, hysteresis, repeatability. Add + 1 Pa (0.00015 psi) in gauge mode with an Axxx (absolute) Q-RPT for the resolution and short term stability of the on-board barometer. 3 Maximum deviation of the Q-RPT indication from the true value of applied pressure including precision, predicted one year stability limit, temperature effect and calibration uncertainty, combined and expanded (k=2) following the ISO “Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement. 4 % of AutoRanged span, but with AutoRanged span no lower than 30 % of Q-RPT span (10 % with BG15K and G15K). 5 ±0.008 % of reading from 30 % to 100 % of Q-RPT span. Below 30 %; ±0.0024 % of Q-RPT span. 6 ±0.01 % of reading from 30 % to 100 % of Q-RPT span. Below 30 %; ±0.0030 % of Q-RPT span. 7 ±0.005 % of reading from 30 % to 100 % of any AutoRanged span between 30 % and 100 % of maximum Q-RPT span. Below 30 %; ±0.0015 % of AutoRanged span, or 0.0005 % of Q-RPT span, whichever is greater. 8 ±0.008 % of reading from 30 % to 100 % of any AutoRanged span between 30 % and 100 % of maximum Q-RPT span. Below 30 %; ±0.0024 % of AutoRanged span, or 0.0007 % of Q-RPT span, whichever is greater. Note: Technical note 8050TN11 provides a detailed description of PPC4 Q-RPT uncertainties.

Pressure Control Modes and Ready Indication

Static mode Sets pressure to target within hold limit and shuts off control in a closed test volume. Pressure is “ready when inside hold limit and stability test is met.
Dynamic mode Sets pressure within hold limit and continuously adjusts pressure to remain at target value. Pressure is “ready when inside hold limit.
Control parameters Hold limit, stability limit (default values can be adjusted by user)

Pressure Control Performance

Control precision ± 4 ppm of Q-RPT span or ± 0.4 ppm of HI Q-RPT span, whichever is greater.
Lowest controllable pressure in dynamic mode Gauge: Zero set by automated venting. Lowest point above or below zero limited only by Q-RPT resolution and control precision. Absolute, negative gauge: 2 kPa ±0.05% of Q-RPT span or 1 kPa (0.15 psia), whichever is greater
Ultimate pressure (absolute, negative gauge) With low ultimate pressure option: 50 Pa (0.5 mbar, 0.007 psia) typical, depending on vacuum pump and connections Without low ultimate pressure option: 200 to 700 Pa (2 to 7 mbar, 0.03 to 0.1 psia) depending on vacuum pump and connections
Typical pressure setting ready time (0.005 % hold limit, 50 cc test volume) 15 to 35 s
Slew time (ATM to FS with 50 cc test volume) 30 s
Typical test volume HI Q-RPT span: 0-2 MPa [0-300 psi]: 0-1,000 cc HI Q-RPT span: 3.5-14 MPa [500-2000 psi]: 0-500 cc
 

 

Model Name

Description

PPC4-ui xxxxy/zzzzy PPC4 Controller/Calibrator with Advanced user interface (color display, full keypad, point-and-click knob) To configure:
  • Define the maximum controlled pressure required (up to 10 MPa)
  • Select the Q-RPT or utility sensor (xxxx) for the maximum pressure identified and choose its class (y):
    • Full Scale Standard Q-RPT
    • Standard Q-RPT
    • Premium Q-RPT
    • Utility sensor
  • Select a Lo Q-RPT (zzzz) if desired.
    • Full Scale Standard Q-RPT
    • Standard Q-RPT
    • Premium Q-RPT
  • Select options
    • Units – SI or US nominal ranges
    • CE compliance
    • Remote interface – add IEEE-488.2
For detailed information about configuration options, download the PPC4 product brochure.
PPC4 xxxxy/zzzzy PPC4 Controller/Calibrator with Basic user interface (2 x 20 character, 10 key) To configure:
  • Define the maximum controlled pressure required (up to 10 MPa)
  • Select the Q-RPT or utility sensor (xxxx) for the maximum pressure identified and choose its class
  • Select a Lo Q-RPT (zzzz) if desired.
  • Select options:
    • Units – SI or US nominal ranges
    • CE compliance
    • Remote interface – add IEEE-488.2
For detailed information about configuration options, download the PPC4 product brochure.

Accessories common to all models:

Accessory Description

Accessory

Description

A1.4M PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 1,400 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 1,400 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 200 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge:200
A100K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 110 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 10 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 16 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 1.5
A10M PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 10,000 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 10,000 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 1,500 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 1,500
A160K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 160 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 60 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 23 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 8
A200K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 200 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 100 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 30 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 15
A2M PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 2,000 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 2,000 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 300 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 300
A3.5M PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 3,500 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 3,500 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 500 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 500
A350K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 350 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 250 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 50 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 35
A700K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 700 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 700 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 100 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 100
A7M PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 7,000 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 7,000 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 1,000 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 1,000
BA100K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: 7 to 110 Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: n/a US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: 10.2 to 16 Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: n/a
BG15K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge:15 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 2.2
G100K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 100 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 15
G15K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge:15 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 2.2
G200K PPC4 Quartz Reference Pressure Transducer (Q-RPT) SI Version Maximum Range (kPa) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (kPa) Gauge: 200 US Version Maximum Range (psi) Absolute: n/a Maximum Range (psi) Gauge: 30
RS232 9 pin, 2m for PPC4E COM1
BAS-SITE BAS-SITE COMPASS® for Pressure Software Enhanced, Site License
BAS-SNGL BAS-SNGL COMPASS® for Pressure Software Basic, Single User
ENH-SNGL ENH-SNGL COMPASS® for Pressure Software Enhanced, Single User
PK-PPC-BG-DVU Dual volume unit for use with BG15K Q-RPT
Reference vacuum kit, 110V VA-PPC/MPC-REF, 110V Vacuum pump package for PPC EXHAUST port
Reference vacuum kit, 220V VA-PPC/MPC-REF, 220V Vacuum pump package for PPC EXHAUST port (220V)
RPM4 Reference pressure monitor for external Q-RPTs and/or absolute mode AutoZ.
SPLT Self purging liquid trap for PPC4 TEST port
 

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