Although we encourage you to attend the entire event, it's up to you whether you attend both days or pick one of the two.
Technology, the increasing speed of business and the requirement for measurable business value are all forces that have and will influence how calibration is performed and managed. Another one of the biggest influencers is the aging workforce and the lack of skilled workers available to replace them as they retire. Join this discussion as visionary, Walt Boyes, with more than 40 years of experience with instrumentation, lays out some predictions for the future and gives you some ideas on how to manage a successful calibration program in today’s fast-moving world.
Have you been doing things the same way just because, "this is how we've always done it"? Does implementing a new system or improvement seem too time consuming or expensive? This presentation will highlight some key indicators that suggest it may be time to change your process and will show how a process improvement can save you time and create a big return on investment.
Although the Data Integrity is a pretty old concept, it has recently become more important due to new regulations from agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as increasingly stricter auditor requirements. ALCOA and ALCOA Plus are key acronyms of Data Integrity. Learn from Mike Uhrin, an expert with a decade of experience, about these acronyms and other general information about Data Integrity and Calibration to effectively manage it at your facility.
Do you know why you use certain calibration tolerances and intervals? It’s not always an easy answer as many factors come into play, such as legacy systems, old habits, available tools and many more. This discussion will outline importance of understanding the variables and the necessary elements to consider for an effective calibration program.
Calibration data is critical to the success of any program and managing that data is sometimes difficult. Instruments are wired to run equipment; however we constantly place the data about the instrument only in a calibration software or some offline record. This makes managing calibrations more difficult to execute due to issues in the field being separate from the SCADA or process control monitoring. With the complexity of platforms, Daniel will introduce a few methods that can be deployed on almost any local HMI or SCADA platform. Organization of data and how to present it is the first step, but keeping that data consistent is the trick and often the disconnect in our systems. This presentation is meant for engineers, automation technicians, engineering managers, or anyone who is supporting the calibrations program on their site.
Maybe you know that in resistance and RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) measurement you can use 2, 3 or 4 wires, but maybe you don’t really remember what the difference is between them, or how these connections really work. This presentation will explain the best way to calibrate RTDs.
One of the most frequently asked questions is how often a customer should calibrate instruments. Unfortunately, there is no straight answer to this, at least not one that is always correct. Instead there is a list of variables that should be taken into account when deciding the calibration period for any measurement device. This presentation will explore these variables and equip you with guidelines for determining calibration intervals.
Today's modern process plants, production processes and quality systems put new and tight requirements on the accuracy of process instruments and process control. Quality systems, such as ISO9000 and ISO14000, call for systematic and well-documented calibrations. Therefore, calibrations must be traceable. Join this presentation to find out how to make sure your calibrations meet the most common traceability requirements.
Being aware of the uncertainty related to the measurement is a very fundamental concept and you should not really make any measurements unless you are aware of the related uncertainty. This presentation will discuss the importance of uncertainty and how to distinguish between errors and uncertainty.
In a typical process plant, over 60% of instrument applications involve pressure. Pressure instrumentation maintenance is a critical and daily task, yet proper procedures for managing and calibrating these instruments are often overlooked or not understood. Learn how to use a documenting calibrator with built in HART communication to easily calibrate pressure transmitters. Discover how, with advanced technology, pressure switches can be calibrated with the push of one button. This hands-on workshop will walk you through pressure calibrations, step by step, including re-ranging, calibrating, and trimming.
Join an engaging conversation with your peers and industry leaders to discuss the challenges you are facing right now. The toughest situations will be examined, giving you the opportunity to learn how others have overcome similar dilemmas and tactics you can apply immediately to resolve them.