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.
Topics: Calibration, Proof testing
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.
Topics: Calibration, Calibration process, Calibration software, calibration system, General
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.
Topics: Workshop calibration, Calibration, Calibrator, Field calibration
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.
Topics: HART Communicator, Pressure calibration, Temperature calibration, Transmitter, Beamex MC6, Calibration, Calibrator, Field calibration, HART
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.
Topics: Measurement, Calibration, Calibrator, General