News | October 20, 2016

ISA And Beamex To Co-Host Free Webinar On Multivariable Flowmeter Calibration

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, Beamex, Inc., will co-host a free webinar 17 November 2016 on multivariable transmitter flowmeter calibration.

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature three automation experts: Nicole Meidl, Product Management Engineer, Emerson; Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Roy Tomalino, Calibration Engineer at Beamex.

The first part of this webinar series—held in June of this year—focused on differential pressure (DP). Multivariable transmitters typically incorporate DP for measuring the flow, while compensating for static and temperature effects, which means that a multivariable transmitter replaces three transmitters (older methods) and even flow computers.

During this second part of the series, experts will examine the complexity of testing popular multivariable DP cells that provide a compensated flowmeter output based on differential (inH2O), static (psia) and temperature (RTD) variables. While this smart instrument can make a very accurate measurement, it is often a mystery as to how to properly check and calibrate the meter in the field.

“Multivariable transmitters are more complicated per square inch than any other transmitter, thus many consider them mystical and intimidating,” explains Tomalino, Beamex Calibration Engineer. “Temperature, static pressure and differential pressure are all measured by the multivariable transmitter to calculate flow, based on a preset curve. When calibrating or testing, many don’t realize that it is possible to use the preset curve to do one test instead of three to determine if an adjustment is necessary. Essentially, there are ways to do less instead of more.”

Those attending the 17 November webinar, Tomalino points out, will learn techniques to properly test and calibrate multivariable transmitters more efficiently without sacrificing quality.

“ISA is pleased to continue to collaborate with Beamex on these free webinars that educate our members and customers and others in the automation community on topics of significant interest and value,” says Jennifer Infantino Halsey, ISA's Director of Marketing & Communications. “As our Beamex partners emphasize, while multivariable transmitters are critically important in measuring flow, there remains some uncertainty relating to their testing and calibration. This informational webinar will be helpful in bringing much-needed clarity.”

About the presenters

Nicole Meidl
Nicole Meidl is a Product Management Engineer for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business unit. She has been with Emerson for over two years working with Rosemount multivariable transmitters. Her role focuses on product support in areas ranging from new product development to product training. Meidl received a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ned Espy
Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex, has more than 27 years of direct field experience in instrumentation measurement applications. He’s been concentrating on calibration management at Beamex for over 20 years.

Espy is a recognized expert in developing best practices for calibration, with a particular focus on temperature, pressure and multi-variable instruments. A consistent editorial contributor to leading industry publications, Espy has received significant acclaim within the automation industry. Each day, Espy teaches calibration best practices and provides technical support to end users and to the Beamex sales team in North America.

Roy Tomalino
Roy Tomalino, Professional Services Engineer with Beamex, has more than 15 years of technical training experience. He has served as a trainer, certified developer and technical advisor on four continents to people from more than 40 countries.

Tomalino was a key player with Honeywell at their Fort Collins, Colorado office, where he supported the “DocuMint” Calibration Management Software and numerous calibrators as a trainer, certified developer and technical advisor.

He earned: a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and an associate of applied science degree in electronics technology from Denver Institute of Technology. Tomalino is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Today, he conducts educational training sessions and provides technical support to Beamex customers in North America.

Register for this free webinar today!
Don’t miss this web seminar on multivariable transmitter flowmeter calibration. Click here to register. As a reminder, the webinar will take place 17 November, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

For answers to any questions or to gain further information, contact Katie Turner, Beamex Marketing Manager, at katie.turner@beamex.com or call her at 1+ 770-951-1927.

About Beamex
Beamex is a leading, worldwide provider of calibration solutions that meet even the most demanding requirements of process instrumentation. Beamex offers a comprehensive range of products and services--from portable calibrators to workstations, calibration accessories, calibration software, industry-specific solutions and professional services. Through Beamex’s subsidiaries, branch offices and an extensive network of independent distributors, the company’s products and services are available in more than 80 countries. Beamex has more than 12,000 customers worldwide.

About ISA
The International Society of Automation is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org). For more information, visit www.isa.org.

SOURCE: The International Society of Automation