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Process calibration blog and resource hub

Calibration helps ensure accurate measurements that are foundational to the quality and safety of our everyday lives. As a calibration professional, the world relies on you to get it right. And, we’re here to help you get it right with educational articles on various calibration topics including new testing and calibration processes, custody transfer, sensor and transmitter calibration, calibration in the field and at the bench, and much more. (See also our Fluke Calibration blog.) We’re also intent on helping your do your job right with the best calibrators. Check out our recommended calibrators in the area of your need: temperature, pressure, multifunction, mA loop, benchtop and standards.

Process calibration

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Pressure calibration

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Calibrating at the bench with a deadweight tester

A deadweight tester is a proven method of pressure calibration that is usually chosen for bench applications when accuracy and reliability are the top requirements. Calibrations are performed at the bench for convenience and to maintain reference conditions.

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Hand pumps and pressure test gauges for field pressure testing

It's important to select the proper pump and gauge to match the testing application at hand—a good guideline is the testing device should be 4-10 times more accurate than the device being tested.

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Manual approach to pressure switch testing

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Calibrating a HART Smart Pressure Transmitter

Verifying and documenting the performance and adjusting a HART smart pressure transmitter can require a bucket full of tools. Performing this task with a HART enabled calibrator like the Fluke 754 simplifies the task and reduces what you need to carry.

Temperature calibration

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Automating Temperature Calibration at the Bench

See the advantages of automating temperature calibration, different ways to achieve automation, and the general steps required. Plus, see related resources.

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Simulating thermocouples and RTDs for calibration and testing

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Verifying portable thermometers

On-the-spot temperature checks using portable thermometers are frequently performed in the field by technicians in order to ensure product quality.

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Temperature transmitter calibration

Loop calibration

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A new control valve testing process

Proportional smart control valves play critical roles in process industries. Accurately assessing valve performance, however, can be a cumbersome routine.

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Breaking new ground without breaking the loop

Early reports from the field suggest that the new Fluke 772 and 773 Milliamp Process Clamp Meters may be game changers, breaking new ground for technicians in the HVAC controls industry. With the feature sets these meters offer, troubleshooting of the most common problems in modern control systems becomes a snap.

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How calibration improves optimization

Learn which calibration tools are best for improving optimization and quality in process manufacturing plants including chemical processing, nuclear power, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper.

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Troubleshooting 4 to 20 mA Process Control Systems without Breaking the Loop

Troubleshooting 4 to 20 mA (milliamp) process control systems without breaking the loop using Fluke 773 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter