AMS Instrumentation and Calibration announces the launch of the global ‘Ready for the field?’ campaign initiated by Beamex.
Designed to make the work of field calibration technicians easier and more efficient, Beamex’s ‘Ready for the field?’ campaign focuses on how the right gear can reduce the challenges involved in field calibration.
A field calibration technician in the processing industry is under constant pressure to be more effective, and needs to have many skills and carry multiple devices. Challenges also include constantly changing environmental conditions, and documenting data in the field, which takes time and effort. However, with the right gear the work is much easier and also more efficient.
According to Raimo Ahola, CEO of Beamex Group, in a survey of more than 2,000 people about challenges in current calibration processes, every other person in the study responded that they would like to carry less equipment in the field. Secondly, more than a third of the respondents stated that documentation took too much time and commonly involved errors.
Jan-Henrik Svensson, VP Marketing & Sales of Beamex Group explains that calibration technicians are expected to carry out multiple tasks, requiring them to be more effective all the time. One solution is the use of equipment with automated and guided procedures. Several individual applications may be possible to perform with just one multifunctional measurement device, which means that less equipment needs to be purchased, maintained and, ultimately, carried in the field. Ease of use is also an important criteria as the technician needs to use many different tools.
The calibration equipment will need to be user-friendly and have the required classification to suit various application environments such as dirty, wet, dusty or even potentially explosive surroundings. Documenting the calibration work done in the field may take a lot of effort and can be prone to error if done manually. Using field equipment together with software significantly improves the efficiency of documentation work and the quality of data.
The microsite beamex.com/readyforthefield explores the challenges related to the work of a field calibration technician and how the right gear and equipment can make the work much easier and also more efficient.