Calibration Insights

What is a documenting calibrator and how do you benefit from using one?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2016 11:02:38 AM / by beamexcalibration

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Figure 1. The calibration process with and without a documenting calibrator.

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How to calibrate HART pressure transmitters

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2016 1:14:52 PM / by beamexcalibration

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A pressure transmitter is one of the most common instruments in a process plant. In order to assure its accuracy, it needs to be calibrated. But what do you need to calibrate it and how is it done?

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Why and how to calibrate WirelessHART transmitters?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2016 2:21:55 PM / by beamexcalibration

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In one of our previous blog posts we took a general look at how to calibrate smart transmitters. This time we focus on the WirelessHART transmitters. The WirelessHART transmitters are gaining popularity, so I think it is good to take a look at:

  • What they are
  • How they work
  • Why they should be calibrated
  • How they can be calibrated
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How a modern calibration process improves power plant performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2016 2:50:21 PM / by beamexcalibration

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Today we will take a quick look into a power plant and discuss why it is beneficial to have a proper calibration process in place. We will also discuss the typical calibration related challenges we have seen in power plants and finally, we’ll take a brief look at how a modern calibration process could help overcome this challenges.

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Why must also "Smart" transmitters be calibrated?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2016 11:37:37 AM / by beamexcalibration

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The so called "Smart" transmitters are getting ever more popular in the process industry, but what are these "Smart" transmitters and why do I say that also they must be calibrated?

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ISO9001:2015 – how do the changes affect your calibration process?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2016 11:59:41 AM / by beamexcalibration

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The ISO9001 standard was revised in 2015. In this blog, I will examine the main changes. And as I am madly interested in calibration, I will mostly concentrate on the changes that will affect your calibration processes, if you are an ISO9001 certified company or are applying the standard.

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The key aspects of building a calibration system business case

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2016 9:56:24 AM / by beamexcalibration posted in Webinar, Calibration, Calibration process, Calibration software, calibration system, General

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An investment into calibration equipment and systems must be financially justified, just like any other business investment. But does a cheaper cost of purchase always mean a higher return on investment? Not necessarily. When building a business case for calibration calibration system investment, what may seem at the outset to be cheaper may not necessarily be so, if the evaluation is made from total or life cycle cost perspective instead of evaluating cost of purchase only.

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Field Calibration or Workshop Calibration?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2016 9:41:03 AM / by beamexcalibration posted in Workshop calibration, Calibration, Calibrator, Field calibration

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We are sometimes asked if it is better to calibrate process instruments in the field, or in a calibration workshop. It is obviously impossible for us to give a correct generic answer for that question. The right answer for each application depends on various things. In this post I have listed a few common arguments for both field calibration and workshop calibration.

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Calibration of a HART transmitter and the most common misconceptions about a HART communicator

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2016 1:52:45 PM / by beamexcalibration posted in HART Communicator, Pressure calibration, Temperature calibration, Transmitter, Beamex MC6, Calibration, Calibrator, Field calibration, HART

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A HART transmitter is the most common smart transmitter type used in the process industry. What should be taken into account when calibrating and trimming a HART transmitter? Let’s take a look at the most important things to take into consideration. And also, let’s set straight the most common misconceptions regarding HART communicators.

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Vibration measurements and calibration

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2016 11:00:13 AM / by beamexcalibration posted in ISA, Process control, Vibration measurement, Beamex MC6, Calibration, Calibrator, CMX, General

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Seismic velocity measurements provide ideal resolution at typical rotating equipment running speeds. Vibration is always transmitted through the bearings used on rotating equipment. It has been proven time and time again that measuring vibration on rotating equipment is the most universally effective predictive maintenance practice for critical pumps, motors, compressors, fans, cooling towers and rollers.

For example, over time, industrial motor bearings wear out and begin to wobble. Eventually these bearings will need to be replaced, or the machine will fail. But how do you measure the bearing performance to be sure you aren’t changing them out too soon, or in an even worse case, waiting until the machine breaks down and it’s too late? There is a whole world of 4-20 mA loop vibration sensors, like the Seismic Velocity 4-20 mA transmitter from Metrix or IMI Sensors, and they are gaining in popularity.

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Calibration Insights is Beamex’s blog for calibration professionals, technical engineers as well as potential and existing Beamex users. The purpose of this blog is to provide insightful information, written by Beamex’s own calibration and industry experts or by guest writers invited by Beamex.

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