Probe Validation and Calibration Procedures
Ice Bath Temperature Validation
A properly made ice bath will measure 32º Fahrenheit (0º Celsius) and makes a perfect benchmark to validate the accuracy of your SmartSense probe. It is important to prepare the ice bath properly to ensure an accurate reference temperature.
- To run an ice bath calibration test, fill a deep container with crushed ice completely to the top.
- Fill half the container with water then let the ice and water mixture sit for two minutes. Stir the ice and water mixture for 15 seconds.
Power on your probe and place it into the ice bath, submerging at least two inches of the probe into the ice bath. Keep the probe submerged for at least 30 seconds while stirring without touching the walls or the bottom of the container.
- Leave the probe in the ice bath until the thermometer reading stabilizes for at least 3 seconds. The probe should reach 32º Fahrenheit (0º Celsius) in a properly made ice bath.
Contact SmartSense Support if the probe does not reach the proper measurement