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FLO-CAL© Software

Unit Under Test (UUT) Calibration: Once the operator has entered or selected the UUT to be calibrated, the main calibration screen is available to review or enter new calibration data. Each calibration screen supports up to 32 flow calibration points. The software literally prompts the operator through each configuration sequence. The screen displays flow, temperature, density, and UUT input readings. Flow stability is calculated and displayed to minimize calibration errors. When fluid flow has reached a steady state and is appropriate to record a reading, the flow rate is electronically captured by pressing a key, eliminating errors caused by manual transcription and visual interpretation.

FC Calibration Screen
FC Calibration Screen

Automatic Error Compensation: The FLO-CAL© system is a powerful tool to analyze and calibrate complete flow systems. Errors due to test fluid variability, density and viscosity variations, and temperature and pressure effects are automatically corrected. Errors due to flow instability are monitored and displayed.

Automatic Flow Standards Selection: The FLO-CAL© can support up to 4 flow meter standards, which are used to evaluate the UUT. Each flow meter standard covers a different range of flow values, providing effective coverage across the total flow calibration range of the FLO-CAL©. At calibration time, only one flow standard is used to capture the steady-state flow, and is automatically selected by the software based upon the current flow rate of the liquid. As the liquid flow rates change, the software makes necessary adjustments to the flow meter standard selection without operator intervention. This feature allows the maximum possible accuracy available from the FLO-CAL©.

FC Analysis Screen
FC Analysis Screen

Reports and Analysis: Standard reports include on-screen and printed graphical analysis and data (including calibration data and error vs. actual flow) and universal K-charts. A powerful analysis screen enables the operator to determine average K-Factor, linearity errors, best fit of slope, and offset. Other intelligent flow meter programs can be accessed from the FLO-CAL© instrument and be setup. All data is stored ready for export into other calibration databases or spreadsheets. If the PC running FLO-CAL© is a part of a network, the program allows the operator to save reports on a network folder for remote accessibility.

Calibration History: The FLO-CAL© software maintains the complete calibration history of each device tested. Any historical calibration sequence can be recalled upon demand, and can be reported or analyzed immediately. This feature is very important when considering device certification requirements.

FC UUT Configuration Screen
FC UUT Configuration Screen

UUT Configuration: The FLO-CAL© software provides storage and retrieval for information on each flow metering device in your facility. This includes device ID, units of measurement, type, manufacturer, model, built-in calibration procedure, previous calibration dates, and other pertinent information necessary to maintain proper records.

Liquid Configuration: Because the FLO-CAL© is capable of supporting a variety of fluids, and each flow meter is calibrated with a specific type of fluid, the FLO-CAL© software supports the storage and retrieval of different fluid types, and their temperature and viscosity properties.

System Maintenance and Diagnostics:Complete diagnostics screens, manual operation of the equipment, and the evaluation of system performance, are standard and greatly assist with long-term maintenance of equipment.

* All measurement uncertainties are per ANSI/NCSL Z540-2-1997 and ISO/IEC 17025:2005