ISA and Beamex to co-host free webinar on calibration uncertainty

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (16 May 2017) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its corporate partner, Beamex, Inc.will co-host a free webinar 8 June 2017 on calibration uncertainty.

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature two calibration experts: Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Roy Tomalino, Calibration Engineer at Beamex.

“Recognizing the fundamental concept of measurement uncertainty is essential in calibration because every measurement made has an accuracy threshold and a degree of uncertainty behind the measurement,” emphasizes Tomalino. “As result, calibration professionals should not make any measurements until they understand how to properly calculate measurement uncertainty.”

The webinar, Tomalino says, “will demystify this commonly confused topic. It will provide real-life application examples of how uncertainty affects calibration results. For example, let’s say you need a mA reading to the µA (4 decimal places), and your meter only goes to 1 decimal. Is that good enough? Are you not sure? We’ll answer these critical questions.”

“By registering for this valuable webinar, calibration professionals will learn what information is needed to calculate uncertainty, how to identify contributors to uncertainty, and how to evaluate calculations to prevent overestimating or underestimating uncertainty,” says Jennifer Infantino Halsey, ISA’s Director of Marketing & Communications.  “ISA is pleased to co-sponsor this important free webinar with Beamex as part of our commitment to educate our members and customers and others in the automation community on topics of significant interest and value.”

About the presenters

Ned Espy
Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex, possesses more than 27 years of direct field experience in instrumentation measurement applications. He’s been concentrating on calibration management at Beamex for more than 20 years.

Espy is a recognized expert in developing best practices for calibration, with a particular focus on temperature, pressure and multi-variable instruments. A consistent editorial contributor to leading industry publications, Espy has received significant acclaim within the automation industry. Each day, Espy teaches calibration best practices and provides technical support to end users and to the Beamex sales team in North America.

Roy Tomalino 
Roy Tomalino, Beamex Calibration Engineer, has more than 16 years of technical training experience. He has served as a trainer, certified developer and technical advisor on four continents to people from more than 40 countries.

Tomalino was a key player at Honeywell at its Fort Collins, Colorado office, where he supported the “DocuMint” Calibration Management Software and numerous calibrators as a trainer, certified developer and technical advisor. He also served as a worldwide trainer at Hewlett Packard. Today, Roy serves as a Beamex subject matter expert, supporting customers and the Beamex team in North America.

Register for this free webinar today!
Don’t miss this web seminar on calculating measurement uncertainty. Click here to register. As a reminder, the webinar will take place 8 June 2017, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

About Beamex
Beamex is a worldwide provider of calibration solutions that meet demanding requirements of process instrumentation. Beamex offers a comprehensive range of products and services–from portable calibrators to workstations, calibration accessories, calibration software, industry-specific solutions and professional services. Through Beamex’s subsidiaries, branch offices and an extensive network of independent distributors, the company’s products and services are available in more than 80 countries. Beamex has more than 12,000 customers worldwide.

About ISA
The International Society of Automation is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation, an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Instituteand the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute