Fluke Calibration P3000 Series Vacuum operated Single PCU Pneumatic Deadweight Testers

  • 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
  • Test station design with O-rings eliminates the need for PTFE tape or wrenches
  • Improved case with springloaded latches for hood
  • Sturdy weight box with hinged lid and side handles for easy transport
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The Fluke Calibration P3000 Series is the culmination of over 50 years experience in the production and design of primary 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 transduc-ers, transmitters, gauges or pressure switches.

Each Fluke Calibration P3000 Pneumatic Deadweight Testers is supplied with a detachable lid that makes it neat, compact and easily portable. The masses are stored in a high-quality case with a self-locking mechanism to protect them during transit. All units are provided with an accredited calibration certificate, M14X1.5, M20X1.5, 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 NPT and BSP female adaptors, operating fluid (where applicable) and spare seals. The piston/cylinder assemblies are manufactured to the very highest standards and are supplied with accredited calibration reports with stated instrumental measurement uncertainties.

Fluke Calibration P3000 Series Vacuum and Dual Vacuum/Pressure Models
The combined Fluke Calibration vacuum/pressure P3000 models are extremely versatile instruments providing vacuum through 500 psi (3.5 MPa) capacity in one unit. An optional built-in hand pump can be installed to generate vacuum (90%) through 300 psi (2 MPa).

Operating principle
Fluke Calibration P3011 Deadweight testers are the primary standard for pressure measurements. Utilizing the well proven piston-gauge system consisting of a vertically mounted, precision lapped piston and cylinder assembly, accurately calibrated masses (Force) are loaded on the piston (Area), which rises freely within its cylinder. These masses balance the upward force created by the pressure within the system.

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 (standard on the lower pressure models). The hand pump option is not available on instruments above 500 psi (3.5 MPa).

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.

Standard masses are series 3 non-magnetic 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. The masses for the vacuum ranges and the optional ἀne increment masses are stainless steel and/or 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 1/4 inch 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 (2 MPa).For vacuum requirements, an external vacuum pump can be connected to the 1/4 inch port. The built-in hand pump will also generate up to 90% vacuum.

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 certiἀcate.The use of PressCal allows for an improved accuracy of 0.008%.

Pressure ranges
Instrumental measurement uncertainty ±0.015% of reading (±0.008% optional)
Note: For more information on the uncertainty, including the % reading threshold, please see technical note, "Guide for the Uncertainty Analysis in Pressure When Using P3000 Series Dead-weight Testers"
Mass and PCU materials of construction
Standard weight material Series 3 non-magnetic austenitic stainless steel
Density: 7.8 g/cm3
Optional Fine increment masses Aluminum
Density: 2.7 g/cm3
Piston material Cylinder material Coefficient of expansion
P3011, P3012, P3013, P3022, P3023, P3025 Ceramic Martensitic steel 11 ppm/°C
P3014, P3015, P3025 (P), P3031, P3032 Tungsten carbide Martensitic steel 16.5 ppm/°C
General Specifications
Test port adaptors M14 X 1.5, M20 X 1.5, 1/8 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in and 1/2 in NPT and BSP
Weight 11 kg (24 lb)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 440 mm x 300 mm x 215 mm (17.5 in x 12 in x 8.5 in)
Mass set weight (typical) 29 kg (65 lb)
Weight increments
Minimum standard weight increments
P3011, P3022, P3023, P3025 Vacuum 0.2 inHg (10 mbar, 1 kPa)
P3012, P3022 Pressure 1 inH2O, (5 mbar, 0.5 kPa)
P3013, P3023 Pressure 2 inH2O, (10 mbar, 1 kPa)
P3014, P3015, P3025 Pressure 1 psi, (0.1bar, 10 kPa)
Optional fractional weights
P3014, P3015, P3025 Pressure 0.1 psi (10 mbar, 1 kPa)
Built-in hand pumps
Pressure mode Max pressure 300 psi (2 MPa)
Vacuum mode To 90 % vacuum
Operating fluid for liquid lubricated models 55-655 mineral oil.
Ordering Information
Model Description Buy Online Price
MFR ID: 4184297 
Fluke Calibration P3011-INHG Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-30 Inhg), No Pump Buy Now $10,200.00
MFR ID: 4184304 
Fluke Calibration P3011-INHG-P Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-30 Inhg) with Pump Buy Now $11,000.00
MFR ID: 4184249 
Fluke Calibration P3011-KPA Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-100 Kpa), No Pump Buy Now $10,200.00
MFR ID: 4184251 
Fluke Calibration P3011-KPA-P Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-100 Kpa) with Pump Buy Now $11,000.00
MFR ID: 4184260 
Fluke Calibration P3011-MBAR Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-1000 Mbar), No Pump Buy Now $10,200.00
MFR ID: 4184285 
Fluke Calibration P3011-MBAR-P Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-1000 Mbar) with Pump Buy Now $11,000.00
MFR ID: 4184319 
Fluke Calibration P3011-MMHG Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-760 Mmhg), No Pump Buy Now $10,200.00
MFR ID: 4184328 
Fluke Calibration P3011-MMHG-P Vacuum Deadweight Tester, (-760 Mmhg) with Pump Buy Now $11,000.00
Optional Accessories
MFR ID: 4185744
Fluke Calibration P5531-3.5M Dirt/Moisture Trap, 3.5 Mpa (500 Psi) for P5510, P5513, P30Xx Buy Now Sale $427.50
(Reg. $475.00)
MFR ID: 4185767
Fluke Calibration P5544-STD Two Gauge Stand, Up To 70 Mpa (10K Psi )for all Pressurements Mainframes Buy Now $1,020.00
MFR ID: 4185780
Fluke Calibration PK-P3000-ADPTR-STD M14x1.5, M20x1.5, 1/8, 14/, 3/8, and 1/2in BSP and NPT Adapters Buy Now Sale $274.50
(Reg. $305.00)
Conversion Weight Sets
MFR ID: 4201938
Fluke Calibration CWS3011-INHG Conversion Weight Set for Vacuum Inhg Buy Now $1,490.00
MFR ID: 4201950
Fluke Calibration CWS3011-KPA Conversion Weight Set for Vacuum Kpa Buy Now $1,490.00
MFR ID: 4201945
Fluke Calibration CWS3011-MBAR Conversion Weight Set for Vacuum Mbar Buy Now $1,490.00
MFR ID: 4201923
Fluke Calibration CWS3011-MMHG Conversion Weight Set for Vacuum Mmhg Buy Now $1,490.00
MFR ID: 4201989
Fluke Calibration CWS3012-INH2O Conversion Weight Set for P3012/P3013 Inh2O Buy Now $1,670.00
MFR ID: 4201961
Fluke Calibration CWS3012-KPA Conversion Weight Set for P3012/P3013 Kpa Buy Now $1,670.00
MFR ID: 4201977
Fluke Calibration CWS3012-MBAR Conversion Weight Set for P3012/P3013 Mbar Buy Now $1,670.00
MFR ID: 4201992
Fluke Calibration CWS3014-BAR Conversion Weight Set for P3014 Bar Buy Now $1,640.00
MFR ID: 4202001
Fluke Calibration CWS3014-KGCM2 Conversion Weight Set for P3014 Kg/Cm2 Buy Now $1,640.00
MFR ID: 4202020
Fluke Calibration CWS3014-KPA Conversion Weight Set for P3014 Kpa Buy Now $1,640.00
MFR ID: 4202035
Fluke Calibration CWS3014-MPA Conversion Weight Set for P3014 Mpa Buy Now $1,640.00
MFR ID: 4202012
Fluke Calibration CWS3014-PSI Conversion Weight Set for P3014 Psi Buy Now $1,640.00
MFR ID: 4202047
Fluke Calibration CWS3015-BAR Conversion Weight Set for P3015 Bar Buy Now $2,860.00
MFR ID: 4202058
Fluke Calibration CWS3015-KGCM2 Conversion Weight Set for P3015 Kg/Cm2 Buy Now $2,860.00
MFR ID: 4202073
Fluke Calibration CWS3015-KPA Conversion Weight Set for P3015 Kpa Buy Now $2,860.00
MFR ID: 4202086
Fluke Calibration CWS3015-MPA Conversion Weight Set for P3015 Mpa Buy Now $2,860.00
MFR ID: 4202064
Fluke Calibration CWS3015-PSI Conversion Weight Set for P3015 Psi Buy Now $2,860.00