Calibration Out of Tolerance: What does it mean and what to do next? - Part 1 of 2

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Dec 16, 2016 2:19:13 PM

Calibration out of tolerance - Beamex blog post

Calibration out of tolerance – ready to hit the Panic button?

In this post we are talking about calibration being “Out of Tolerance” (OoT).
When you calibrate something and the result is a “Fail”, then it is an Out of Tolerance-situation.
But it’s not all that simple - there is more to it and more things to be considere

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Topics: Calibration tolerance

Calibration uncertainty for dummies - Part 2: Uncertainty Components

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Nov 25, 2016 1:32:41 PM


Figure 1. Standard deviation

This is the second blog post (out of three) continuing on the subject of calibration uncertainty. In the first blog post we discussed the basics; how important it is to be aware of the uncertainty, short terminology and the classic “piece of string“ example.  If you missed the Part 1-blog post, you can find it in the below link. If you want to get all the parts at once, feel free to download the related full white paper from the link below.

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Topics: calibration uncertainty

Pressure calibration basics – Pressure types

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Nov 18, 2016 1:21:56 PM

Pressure types - Beamex blog post

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Proof Testing: Calibration By A Different Name?

Posted by Andy Morsman on Nov 8, 2016 2:39:45 PM

The oil and Gas industry in the North Sea has been hit by a Perfect Storm – the rapid fall in the price of oil to levels less than the average extraction cost has resulted in the delay or cancellation of a huge number of investment projects. 

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Topics: Calibration, Proof testing

Measurement Uncertainty: Calibration uncertainty for dummies - Part 1

Posted by Heikki Laurila on Nov 2, 2016 2:57:45 PM

Measurement uncertainty: Calibration uncertainty for dummies - Beamex blog post

 If you don’t know the measurement uncertainty, don’t make the measurement at all!

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Calibration video: How to calibrate a temperature measurement loop

Posted by beamexcalibration on Oct 28, 2016 3:29:57 PM

In the previous blog post Ned discussed the basics of loop calibration.
Now, let’s watch a video on the same subject.

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Topics: Loop calibration

Loop calibration basics

Posted by beamexcalibration on Oct 20, 2016 1:16:31 PM

Last year, I presented a paper on this topic at an ISA event (Power Generation Division meeting). My opinions are based on customer feedback and what I have learned from them over the years.

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Topics: Loop calibration

How to implement calibration software

Posted by Villy Lindfelt on Oct 13, 2016 2:25:55 PM

Getting calibration software is much more than just selecting the right product and buying the necessary amount of licenses. The hardest part is actually to get people to use the calibration software in the right way. And especially within a set project budget and time limitations. To achieve this, you should see the calibration software implementation as a project with certain steps.


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How to calibrate an RTD HART temperature transmitter

Posted by beamexcalibration on Oct 7, 2016 2:52:44 PM

The temperature transmitter is a popular instrument in process plants. Like most transmitters, it needs to be calibrated to assure that it is operating accurately. So, let’s take a look at how the calibration is done!

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

Posted by beamexcalibration on Sep 30, 2016 11:02:38 AM


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

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