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

The key aspects of building a calibration system business case

Posted by Villy Lindfelt on Mar 1, 2016 9:56:24 AM

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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Topics: Calibration, Calibration process, Calibration software, calibration system, General

Field Calibration or Workshop Calibration?

Posted by beamexcalibration on Feb 23, 2016 9:41:03 AM

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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Topics: Workshop calibration, Calibration, Calibrator, Field calibration

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

Posted by beamexcalibration on Jan 26, 2016 1:52:45 PM

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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Topics: HART Communicator, Pressure calibration, Temperature calibration, Transmitter, Beamex MC6, Calibration, Calibrator, Field calibration, HART

How often should instruments be calibrated?

Posted by beamexcalibration on Jan 7, 2016 12:44:49 PM

One of the questions we get asked most frequently is how often a customer should calibrate his instruments. Unfortunately there is no straight answer to this, at least not one that would always be correct. Instead there is a list of variables that should be taken into account when deciding the calibration period for any measurement device. Let’s take a quick look at these variables.

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Topics: Measurement, Calibration, Calibrator, General

Calibrating a square rooting pressure transmitter

Posted by beamexcalibration on Dec 10, 2015 8:30:19 AM

We quite often receive questions regarding the calibration of a square rooting pressure transmitter.  Most often the concern is that the calibration fails too easily at the zero point. There is a reason for that, so let’s find out what that is.

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Topics: Pressure calibration, Square rooting transmitter, Workshop calibration, Calibration, Field calibration, Flow calibration

Top 5 reasons why companies update their calibration systems

Posted by beamexcalibration on Dec 7, 2015 8:40:07 AM

As many as every fourth company in the process industry is at the moment considering to make some kind of update to its calibration process and systems. I admit, the number sounds quite high, but it is based on a specific study we recently made with the International Society of Automation ( concerning calibration process changes.

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Topics: ISA, Calibration, Calibration process, calibration system, Calibrator, General

How to calibrate a pressure switch

Posted by beamexcalibration on Nov 30, 2015 12:14:35 PM

We often get asked questions regarding the calibration of a pressure switch.
Since we didn’t have any videos on the topic on our YouTube channel, our dynamic duo from our US office, Roy and Ned, decided to make one.

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Topics: Pressure calibration, Pressure switch, Temperature calibration, Beamex MC6, Calibration, Calibrator, General

Why calibrate?

Posted by beamexcalibration on Nov 27, 2015 12:15:42 PM

Hi all,

In this blog post we’ll continue to talk about another fundamental topic:
Why should you calibrate?

It is good to remember the old rule: “All measurement devices measure wrong, and calibration tells how wrong they are.”

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Topics: Pressure calibration, Temperature calibration, Calibration, Calibrator, General

What is calibration?

Posted by beamexcalibration on Nov 27, 2015 10:52:34 AM

Hello readers,

As this is a calibration blog, I will begin with writing a short post on a very fundamental thing – what is calibration? But how can I explain shortly what calibration is?

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Topics: Process automation, Calibration, Calibrator, General

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Beamex blog provides insightful information for calibration professionals, technical engineers as well as potential and existing Beamex users. The blog posts are written by Beamex’s own calibration and industry experts or by guest writers invited by Beamex.


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