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Instrument fields

Plant structure

Plant structure level fields: (* mandatory)

FieldDescription
Name*Plant structure node name.
DescriptionDescription for the Plant structure node.

Position

Position level fields: (* mandatory)

FieldDescriptionMax field length (characters)
Position ID*Unique position identifier (by site = highest plant structure level). Also called: tag or functional location.65
Position nameOptional, longer name field50
LocationLocation information50
Plant nodeDrop down for plant structure selection-

Note! Plant structure needs to be created first in the Instrument view.


Device

Device level fields: (* mandatory)

FieldDescriptionMax field length (characters)
Device ID*By default, Position ID value is given as the Device ID. However, this can be overwritten. A device can also have it's own, independent unique identifier. This helps you to track devices that circulate from location to location within your factory. Each Device ID must be unique (by site = highest plant structure level).65
Serial numberOptional, longer name field25
Device Manufacturer and modelDrop down list, whose content is maintained in Manufacturers and models-

Function

Function level fields (* mandatory)

FieldDescriptionNote
Function name*Name for the Function.Field length: max 50 characters
Input Quantity*The quantity for your input (eg. Pressure). Quantity list is maintained in Quantities and units-
Input Range and unit*Range 0%, range 100% and measurement unit. Unit list filtered. according to the Quantity selection. Unit list is maintained in Units.Range must always be larger than zero
Input Pressure typeDrop down list, with values: gauge, absolute and differentialVisible only when Input quantity = Pressure
Input Sensor typeList of available temperature sensorsVisible only when Input Quantity = Temperature. Note! This list contains all temperature sensors supported by Beamex products. However some temperature sensors are optional purchases in calibrators. See list of supported sensor types from each calibrator's brochure at Beamex website
Output Category*Drop down list for selecting the desired output category. List of values can be found from below this table-
Output Quantity*The quantity for your input (eg. Pressure). Quantity list is maintained in Quantities and units-
Output Range and unit*Range 0%, range 100% and measurement unit. Unit list filtered. according to the Quantity selection. Unit list is maintained in Units.Range must always be larger than zero
Output Pressure typeDrop down list, with values: gauge, absolute and differentialVisible only when Category = Analog variable and output quantity = Pressure
Output Sensor typeList of available temperature sensorsVisible only when Category = Analog variable and output quantity = Temperature. Note! This list contains all temperature sensors supported by Beamex products. However some temperature sensors are optional purchases in calibrators. See list of supported sensor types from each calibrator's brochure at Beamex website
Contact type*Drop down for selecting the one that suits your instrument bestVisible only when Category = Switch
Set action*Set action for your switch, opens or closes.Visible only when Category = Switch
Set point*Switch set pointVisible only when Category = Switch
Reset point*Switch reset pointVisible only when Category = Switch
Invert open/closeA possibility to invert switch's open/close state indication.Visible only when Category = Switch
Transfer function*Defines correlation between input and output. Possibility to create a User defined transfer function.Not available for switches.

Output Category field values

ValueDescription
Analog variableValue that can be measured with a reference device, e.g. current or temperature.
Analog readoutFor analog indicators (e.g. pressure gauges) and analog recorders.
Digital variablee.g. a HART transmitter’s digital readout, PV.
Digital readoute.g devices with digital indicators or displays.
Switch stateUsed with switch instruments.

Error limit

Error limit tab fields: (* mandatory)

FieldDescriptionNote
Error reference*
  • Instrument input
  • Instrument output
  • Projected input
Default value: Instrument output.

Option "Projected input" means that the calculated output error is projected (scaled) to input. In practice, it is the same value as input error, but the sign of the value is the opposite.
Error unit*Drop down with selection of: % of Span, % of Reading and Engineering units.Default value: % of Span
Reject if error > ConstantConstant part of Reject If Error function.-
Reject if error > RelativeRelative part of Reject If Error function.-
Error limit - Error resolutionHow many decimal points are used to represent the error inDefault value: 3 decimals
Change point unitInstrument range can be split into multiple sub ranges. The sub-range starting point is given with Change point, whose unit can be set either %of instrument range, or as engineering units.Shown only if multiple error limits are in use.
Change pointValue at which the error limit's sub range changes from one to another.Shown only if multiple error limits are in use.
Reset error multiplier*Error limits are given for the Set point. Accuracy requirement for Reset point is often lower. Use this multiplier to define respective limits for Reset point.Visible only for procedures assigned to switch Functions.
Error direction - set*Value for setting the direction of the switch's nominal set point. This setting makes it possible to set only relevant error direction to be used for error calculation.

Alternatives for the direction is:
  • Positive and negative side
  • Positive side
  • Negative side
Visible only for procedures assigned to switch functions.
Error direction - reset*Value for setting the direction of the switch's nominal reset point. This setting makes it possible to set only relevant error direction to be used for error calculation.

Alternatives for the direction is:
  • Positive and negative side
  • Positive side
  • Negative side
Visible only for procedures assigned to switch functions.
Adjust if error >If this limit is exceeded, the mobile device used will recommend the user to adjust the instrument.This error limit is entered as a percentage of Reject if Error limit. See fields Reject If Error (Constant) and Reject If Error (Relative).
Don't adjust if error <If the maximum error is below this value, adjustment is not needed.This error limit is entered as a percentage of Reject if Error limit. See fields Reject If Error (Constant) and Reject If Error (Relative).
Adjust to error <When adjusting, the maximum error after adjustment should be below this value.This error limit is entered as a percentage of Reject if Error limit. See fields Reject If Error (Constant) and Reject If Error (Relative).
Error Limit's Asymmetric ExpansionDrop down values: None, Positive side or Negative side. For positive and negative values, an additional multiplier value is required.

Procedure

Procedure tab fields: (* mandatory)

FieldDescription
ScheduleThree alternatives available: Off, Single or Recurring.
Calibration interval and Interval unit*Calibration interval between calibrations.

Note! When receiving passed results from MC2/MC4, calibration interval unit is always updated to days! Field are not visible when Schedule is set to Off or Single.
Calibration due date *Next calibration date.

Note! Not visible when Schedule is set to Off.
Calibration points*Two selections: Calculate for input or output
Repeat format*Drop down values for Up, Down, Up-Down and Customized
Amount of points*Number of calibration points. Calibration point values are distributed equally over the instrument range. See example pictures below
Calibration point valuesBy default, point values are calculated based on the repeat format and amount of points. If you modify any point value, the Repeat format is changed automatically to Customized.
InstructionsBy expanding the point details, you are able to provide point specific instructions shown to the user who calibrates the instrument, when the said point is being calibrated.
Before calibration noteA text field for writing information for the user who performs the calibration. On mobile devices supporting this feature, the text appears before when the calibration is started.
Adjust noteA text field for writing information for the user who performs the calibration. On mobile devices supporting this feature, the text adjustment information is available for the user to see.
After calibration noteA text field for writing information for the user who performs the calibration. On mobile devices supporting this feature, the text appears before when the calibration is ended.

Schedule alternatives

ScheduleDescription
OffThe due date and calibration interval are hidden across instrument management interfaces and will not appear in result views or on certificates..
SingleOnly the due date is displayed. This is accessible within the instrument management and will be shown on results and calibration certificates. Once a passed calibration has been performed for an instrument, the scheduling option is set to Off.
Recurring (default state)It is possible to select both calibration interval and due date.

Examples:

Example instrument has 0-100°C range. With 3 points and Repeat format set to Up:

3 up

With 3 points and Repeat format set to Up-down:

3 up down