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Calibration

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Assessing control valves and their performance

Assessing control valves and their performance

When assessing control valves and their performance, you need to understand the different types of valves and what they can be tested for…

Calibrating a HART temperature transmitter

Calibrating a HART temperature transmitter

Calibrating a HART temperature transmitter requires an accurate temperature simulator or temperature source, mA measurement, and a HART communication tool…

How calibration improves optimization

How calibration improves optimization

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

Electric pressure calibrator demonstration (video)

Precision HART loop calibrator demonstration (video)

Signal conditioning ensures measurement accuracy

Signal conditioning ensures measurement accuracy

Technicians and engineers who work with automation, instrumentation, and control equipment and systems must deal with measurement issues every day…

Calibrating pressure transmitters and switches in potentially explosive environments

Calibrating pressure transmitters and switches in potentially explosive environments

Pressure calibration can be challenging in the best of environments. Working in an area that has the potential for explosion takes the degree of difficulty…

Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning

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When start-up inspections pay off for HVAC

When start-up inspections pay off for HVAC

After years of being a serviceman - slinging ladders, dragging tools across attics and through crawlspaces, standing in all sorts of weather on rooftops…

How to perform pre-season checks on your chiller system

How to perform pre-season checks on your chiller system

In the warm summer season, cooling equipment operates at near peak capacity. If that equipment is used for critical building functions, any equipment downtime…

Safe isolation procedures for low voltage installations

Safe isolation procedures for low voltage installations

Isolating circuits and equipment require a thorough risk assessment—these tips are a good starting point. Free downloadable visual guide…

Retro-commissioning: The missing link for improving commercial facility performance

Retro-commissioning: The missing link for improving commercial facility performance

Improving energy efficiency and building performance through retro-commissioning entails commissioning older buildings that need fine tuning…

Performing power quality studies and troubleshooting loads

Performing power quality studies and troubleshooting loads

Working from his offices in Puyallup, Washington, just east of Tacoma, Mac McArthur performs power quality studies for commercial, industrial…

Industrial Ethernet Networks

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4 things you need to know about industrial ethernet

4 things you need to know about industrial ethernet

An overview of the four main Industrial Ethernet protocols including modbus TPC/IP, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, PROFINET. How these communication networks differ…

Testing industrial ethernet cabling with the DSX CableAnalyzer

Testing industrial ethernet cabling with the DSX CableAnalyzer (interactive guide)

Learn About: Industrial ethernet copper cabling

Originally developed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in the 1970’s Ethernet has grown to become the world’s most common networking system…

Industrial ethernet standards paving the way for the next industrial revolution (white paper)

Ethernet has long been the de facto protocol that controls how data is transmitted in local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs)…

Industrial ethernet cable testing (technical reference poster)

Industrial environments are becoming more connected through Industrial Ethernet Protocols such as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, which reduces costs…

Choosing the right limit for industrial ethernet testing (video)

Whether you’re testing M12 or RJ-45, it's critical to select the right limit when testing an Industrial Ethernet cable. This video discusses…

Testing the “E” in MICE – Industrial ethernet cabling (video)

Industrial Ethernet cabling can be specified using the MICE (Mechanical / Ingress/ Chemical / Climate / Electromagnetic) performance specifications…

Testing M12X with the DSX CableAnalyzer (video)

The M12 connector is designed for rugged environments, and the new M12X version can support speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (10GBASE-T)…

Faster industrial ethernet installs (video)

Cabling problems are behind the majority of Industrial Ethernet failures. Learn how cable testers can speed startup and uncover problems…

Easier industrial ethernet troubleshooting (video)

Cabling problems are behind the majority of Industrial Ethernet failures. Learn how cable testers can help you pinpoint problems and solve them promptly…

Condition Monitoring

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Asset uptime for the rest of us

Asset uptime for the rest of us

Tips for optimizing resources and minimizing downtime for asset uptime at large industrial plants under less than ideal conditions…

When and how to use and set up vibration monitoring on assets

When and how to use and set up vibration monitoring on assets

Breaking down the process and rationale for successfully adding these sensors for condition monitoring…

Connect to your assets - Integrate eMaint CMMS software and Fluke Connect sensors

Connect to your assets - Integrate eMaint CMMS software and Fluke Connect sensors

Gain a comprehensive historical view of maintenance activity and asset health when you integrate Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring with eMaint…

4 ways maintenance teams benefit from remote power monitoring

4 ways maintenance teams benefit from remote power monitoring

Ensure that your team has the tools it needs to reduce unnecessary repairs and increase uptime by integrating power monitoring sensors into your maintenance…

Power Quality

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Reliable backup power

Reliable backup power

Since information technology (IT) installations are particularly sensitive to power supply fluctuations and distortions, they typically rely on…

Maintaining backup battery systems for maximum usage and reliability

Maintaining backup battery systems for maximum usage and reliability

Standby battery backup systems play a critical role in keeping essential operations functional in the event of a utility outage…

Maximizing VFD and UPS performance

Maximizing VFD and UPS performance

Monitoring power quality parameters in a variable frequency drive or uninterruptible power supply, can help to maximize performance. Find out how…

Clean power delivers clean water

Clean power delivers clean water

Maintenance electrical specialist Mark Newport was in the process of installing new electronic power factor correction units at multiple motor control…

Performing power quality studies and troubleshooting loads

Performing power quality studies and troubleshooting loads

Working from his offices in Puyallup, Washington, just east of Tacoma, Mac McArthur performs power quality studies for commercial, industrial…

Moving a production line

Moving a production line

Moving or reconfiguring a production line can disrupt a complex and finely tuned system. When you move a line, electrical distribution systems…

System Maintenance

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How to use criticality analysis to prioritize assets

How to use criticality analysis to prioritize assets

There are many ways to prioritize assets in a maintenance routine. Most approaches are incomplete or create more problems than they solve. Learn how to…

How a few good test tools saved motor replacements at a pulp and paper company

How a few good test tools saved motor replacements at a pulp and paper company

Few things are as disposable as paper towels. But the next time you nonchalantly toss away (or compost) a paper towel, keep in mind that there's a lot…

Boiler maintenance and troubleshooting best practices

Boiler maintenance and troubleshooting best practices

Boilers and their associated systems are an important part of a modern commercial building's central energy plant. Prevent costly downtime…

Insulation resistance and electrical testing for HVAC compressor motors

Insulation resistance and electrical testing for HVAC compressor motors

Four must-have measurement practices for the mechanical maintenance team

Four must-have measurement practices for the mechanical maintenance team

Four must-have measurement practices for the mechanical maintenance team: thermal, vibration, insulation, electrical…

Test and record field bus, motors, and power with one instrument

Test and record field bus, motors, and power with one instrument

The latest addition to the ScopeMeter series from Fluke has advanced features for installing and troubleshooting field buses and electrical machines…

4 ways maintenance teams benefit from remote power monitoring

4 ways maintenance teams benefit from remote power monitoring

Ensure that your team has the tools it needs to reduce unnecessary repairs and increase uptime by integrating power monitoring sensors into your maintenance…

Infrared thermometers: electrical, industrial, and HVAC applications

Infrared thermometers: electrical, industrial, and HVAC applications

In a short time, hand-held infrared (IR) thermometers have gone from exotic to commonplace. Portable and convenient, they are useful for troubleshooting…

Troubleshooting

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Part 1: Electrical testing safety - Preparing for absence of voltage testing

Part 1: Electrical testing safety - Preparing for absence of voltage testing

Placing electrical equipment or systems in an electrically-safe work condition might seem simple, but there are several factors to consider…

Boiler maintenance and troubleshooting best practices

Boiler maintenance and troubleshooting best practices

Boilers and their associated systems are an important part of a modern commercial building's central energy plant. Prevent costly downtime and expensive equipment failures.…

Insulation resistance and electrical testing for HVAC compressor motors

Insulation resistance and electrical testing for HVAC compressor motors

HVACR mechanics rarely rely on a single test to pass or fail a function or process. As they walk up to a condensing unit, they listen, they wave…

13 common causes of motor failure

13 common causes of motor failure

Motors are used everywhere in industrial environments and they are becoming increasingly complex and technical, sometimes making it a challenge…

Overheated transformer

Overheated transformer

You could almost call it a happy accident. During a routine job at a large industrial facility, an electrical maintenance worker set a plastic kit on top of a nearby transformer…

Performing power quality studies and troubleshooting loads

Performing power quality studies and troubleshooting loads

Working from his offices in Puyallup, Washington, just east of Tacoma, Mac McArthur performs power quality studies for commercial, industrial…