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. Heikki's family consists of himself, his wife and their four children. In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar.
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Pressure Switch Calibration

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Mar 30, 2020

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Pressure switches are very common instruments in the process industry, and various kinds of pressure switches are available. Like many instruments, pressure switches need to be calibrated to ensure their accuracy and reliability. Switches are a bit more difficult to calibrate than transmitters. The wrong kind of calibration can cause many errors in the calibration result. In this article, we will look at how to properly calibrate pressure switches.

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Topics: Pressure calibration, Pressure switch

Temperature Calibration [eBook]

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Feb 19, 2020

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In this blog post we want to share with you an educational eBook focusing on temperature calibration and other temperature related topics.

Some of these articles have been already earlier posted in Beamex blog, but now several temperature related resources have been collected into one free handy eBook.

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Topics: Temperature calibration

Pressure Transmitter Accuracy Specifications – the small print

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Nov 13, 2019

Pressure transmitter accuracy specifications - Beamex blog post

 

Pressure transmitters are widely used in the process industry. The advertised accuracy specification of modern pressure transmitters has become more and more accurate.

Often the advertised accuracy specification includes anyhow only part of the truth. It includes only some of the accuracy components effecting the total accuracy that you can expect from the transmitter in practice in your application.

In this blog post, I will examine some popular pressure transmitters’ accuracy specifications and the different accuracy components, such as effect of: re-ranging, ambient temperature, mounting position, static pressure, long term drift, vibration, power supply and more.

I will shortly explain what these components are and what they mean with a few examples.

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How to calibrate temperature sensors

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Aug 27, 2019

How to calibrate temperature sensors - Beamex blog post

 

Temperature measurement is one of the most common measurements in the process industry.

Every temperature measurement loop has a temperature sensor as the first component in the loop. So, it all starts with a temperature sensor. The temperature sensor plays a vital role in the accuracy of the whole temperature measurement loop.

As any measurement instrument you want to be accurate, also the temperature sensor needs to be calibrated regularly. Why would you measure temperature, if you don’t care about the accuracy?

In this blog post, I will take a look at how to calibrate temperature sensors and what are the most common things you should consider when calibrating temperature sensors.

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Topics: Temperature calibration

Weighing Scale Calibration Video

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Feb 22, 2019

Scale calibration video -How to calibrate weighing scales - Beamex blog post 

In this post we share an educational video on how to calibrate weighing scales.

The video goes through the various tests that should be performed during a scale calibration / scale recalibration.

These tests include:

  • Eccentricity test
  • Repeatability test
  • Weighing test
  • Minimum weight test

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Topics: weighing scale

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