Heikki Laurila

Heikki Laurila is Product Marketing Manager at Beamex Oy Ab. He started working for Beamex in 1988 and has, during his years at Beamex, worked in production, the service department, the calibration laboratory, as quality manager and as product manager. Heikki has a Bachelor’s degree in Science. Heikkis family consists of himself, his wife and their four children. In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar.
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Recent Posts

Calibration in a hazardous area

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Oct 31, 2017 8:11:47 AM

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This post discusses calibration in hazardous area in the process industry. 

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Topics: Calibration, hazardous area, intrinsically safe

Thermocouple Cold (Reference) Junction Compensation

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Sep 19, 2017 9:41:07 AM

Thermocouple Cold (Reference) Junction Compensation - Beamex blog post

In this blog post, I will take a short look on thermocouples and especially on the cold junction and the different cold junction compensation methods.

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Topics: Thermocouple

Resistance measurement; 2, 3 or 4 wire connection – How does it work and which to use?

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Aug 28, 2017 2:52:41 PM

Resistance measurement; 2, 3 and 4 wire connection – How does it work and which to use?

In this blog post, I explain how a resistance or RTD meter works and the difference between the 2, 3, and 4 wire connections.

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Topics: Measurement, resistance measurement

What is barometric pressure?

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Jul 18, 2017 2:36:00 PM

What is barometric pressure - Beamex blog post

We regularly get asked, “what is barometric pressure?” So I decided to make a short blog post to answer this. 

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Topics: Barometric pressure

Measuring current using a transmitter’s test connection – don’t make this mistake!

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Jun 13, 2017 2:40:46 PM

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If I had to summarize the content of this post into one sentence, it would be:

Using a mA meter with an internal impedance that is too high to measure current over the transmitter’s test connection will result in erroneous measurement results!

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Topics: Transmitter

Weighing scale calibration - How to calibrate weighing instruments

Posted by Heikki Laurila on May 16, 2017 9:31:36 AM

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In this article, I look at the practical considerations and the different tests you should perform when calibrating your weighing scales/instruments.

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Topics: weighing instrument, weighing scale

How to calibrate pressure gauges - 20 things you should consider

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Apr 5, 2017 3:29:26 PM

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20 things you should consider when calibrating pressure gauges 

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Topics: Pressure calibration, pressure gauge

Data Integrity in Calibration Processes

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Mar 15, 2017 12:21:58 PM

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Data Integrity in Calibration Processes - Beamex blog post 

What is Data Integrity? Why is it important and acute? What could a breach cause? What is ALCOA Plus? 

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Topics: Data Integrity

Temperature units and temperature unit conversion

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Feb 21, 2017 9:26:02 AM

Temperature units and temperature unit conversion - Beamex blog post 

Learn about temperature, temperature scales, temperature units and temperature unit conversions.

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Topics: Temperature calibration

Pressure units and pressure unit conversion

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Feb 8, 2017 3:20:26 PM

Pressure units and pressure unit conversion - Beamex blog post

It’s a jungle out there!

There is a lot of different pressure units in use around the world and sometimes this can be very confusing and may cause dangerous misunderstandings. In this blog post I will discuss the basics of different pressure units and different pressure unit families.

 

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