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Hundreds of thousands of pressure measurements are performed every day. Hear what the experts recommend.

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Fluke and Fluke Calibration manufacture an expansive range of pressure calibration products to solve a wide variety of pressure measurement needs. In this on-demand webinar, the experts who develop these products are speaking out. Learn what best practices they recommend and get answers to your pressure measurement and calibration questions.

What you can learn

How precisely do I need to control the pressure when performing a calibration?

To what extent can the calibration process be automated?

What is the environment in which the calibration is to take place?

What else is needed to complete the pressure calibration solution?

Meet the expert pressure panel

Tim Francis

Tim Francis

Tim Francis began his career in pressure metrology in 2002 at Ruska, where he was an Applications Engineer. He joined Fluke Calibration in 2010 and is now Product Marketing Manager for Pressure and Flow. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Arizona State University. Tim works in the Fluke Calibration facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kyle Clark

Kyle Clark

Kyle Clark is the Customer Support Manager for Pressure and Flow Calibration Products, based in the Fluke Calibration center of excellence in Phoenix AZ. He has logged 21 years in customer support positions. His career at Fluke Calibration and the former DH Instruments spans 11 years and includes positions in International Sales, Service, Technical Support and Training. He teaches Fluke Calibration Flow School (and formerly COMPASS ® for Pressure School).

Jim Shields

Jim Shields

Jim Shields manages the Field Calibration products at Fluke Corporation. His expertise includes field calibration and metrology, with multiple published articles in instrumentation and automation publications. He has been with Fluke since 1974 in roles that include manufacturing engineering, technical support and marketing.

How-to series

What is the HART protocol?

HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) Protocol is an open standard used globally to send and receive digital information using analog wiring between smart devices and control systems.

Calibrate pressure dial gauges using cardinal point calibration

If you calibrate dial gauges, you know it can be challenging to interpret readings on the gauge's display when the pointer is betwen marks on the gauge face.

Gas custody transfer flow computer calibration

Gas custody transfer flow computers that calculate flow in pipelines by measuring the differential pressure across a flow restriction, such as an orifice plate or other differential pressure flow device, require special calibration to perform at optimum accuracy.

Simplify maintenance of a HART pressure transmitter

Complete maintenance of a HART transmitter involves three distinct operations: configuration, calibration and adjustment.

Automate calibration of analog output pressure transmitters

Pressure transmitters are used in mission-critical applications such as determining the flow of fluids through a pipeline or ensuring process integrity in a process plant.

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.

Use a pressure comparator for bench calibration

A pressure comparator is a convenient instrument for bench pressure calibration. You would perform a bench calibration to maintain reference conditions and to get the lowest possible uncertainties.

What matters in custody transfer

As part of custody transfer, technicians routinely calibrate all the pressure and temperature transmitters involved in the flow of oil and gas as well as the pressure in the pipelines and related equipment.

How to calibrate a pressure gauge

Most pumps used for calibration above 600 psi tend to be hydraulic. Since hydraulic pumps use fluids to generate pressure, liquid contamination of the system being calibrated is a definite risk.

Calibrating a HART Smart Pressure Transmitter

Pressure transmitter manufacturers have improved the accuracy and technology designed into these smart pressure measurement devices.

Manual approach to pressure switch testing

Accurate calibration of pressure switches is a critical step in ensuring process quality and the safe operation of equipment.

Documenting approach to pressure switch testing

Classic methods for pressure switch testing have been superseded with the introduction of new pressure test tools.

Verifying process gauges, analog and digital

Both analog and digital process gauges need to be verified to detect errors related to drift, environment, electrical supply, addition of components to the output loop, and other process changes. Pressure gauges may be verified in the field or at the bench.

Contamination: is this hidden hazard threatening...

If you measure or calibrate pressure in the real world, you are at risk for contamination. And contamination can cause problems that you don’t even want to think about.

Calibrate a pressure transmitter on the bench

Technicians calibrate at the bench to ensure calibrations are effective and don’t result in degradation of performance.