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ISA and Beamex to co-host web seminar on calibrating switches

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (08 April 2014) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, Beamex, will co-host a free web seminar on 23 April 2014 that will discuss the purpose and most appropriate methods for calibrating switches.

The webinar, which will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, will feature two leading calibration experts: Roy Tomalino, Professional Services Engineer at Beamex, and Mike Cable, Project Manager, Operations Systems at Argos Therapeutics. Several different types of switch testing, calibration best practices and application examples of the use of pressure and temperature switches will be covered.

"Our aim in conducting this webinar is to demystify switch testing and take the ‘shade tree’ mechanic out of the equation,” explains Tomalino. “We will illustrate how to automatically and precisely capture the pressure at which your switch should be actuated, instead of waiting for a click and guessing at which point the switch tripped on the pressure gauge dial."

Together, Tomalino and Cable possess more than 30 years of calibration management experience. Tomalino, with more than 15 years of technical training experience, has worked for Hewlett-Packard as a corporate trainer, and in leading new product introductions and managing worldwide training activities. Most recently, he served as a trainer, certified developer and technical advisor at Honeywell’s Fort Collins, Colorado office, where he supported the “DocuMint” calibration management software and Honeywell’s 2020 portable calibrator.

Tomalino received a bachelor of science degree in computer information from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and an A.A.S. electronics technology degree from Denver Institute of Technology. Six Sigma Green Belt certified, Tomalino continues to conduct educational training sessions and provide technical support.

Cable authored the ISA published book, Calibration: A Technicians Guide, and contributed to the Automation Body of Knowledge publication, authoring the chapter on checkout, system testing and startup. Cable is a Level 3 Certified Control System Technician® (CCST®) and has assisted many automation professionals to gain their CCST certification. Throughout his career he has performed calibrations - typically as part of an overhaul or new facility startups - managed the calibration department of an operating company, formed a calibration services business unit, implemented computerized calibration management systems, and helped several companies implement their calibration programs.

Beamex is a leading calibration company with products, services and support in 60 countries. The company specializes in calibration for pressure measurement, electrical measurement, frequency measurement, and temperature measurement. The company's team of experts also focuses on intrinsically safe calibrations, calibration software and pressure generation. End users around the world use Beamex's suite of products, including portable calibrators, calibration software, workstations, temperature blocks, and accessories.

Register for this free webinar today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn proper switch calibration. Click here to register. Again, the webinar will take place 23 April 2014, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

For answers to any questions or to gain further information, contact Katie Turner, Beamex Marketing Manager, at katie.turner@beamex.com or by calling 1+ 770-951-1927.

About Beamex

Beamex is a leading, worldwide provider of calibration solutions that meet even the most 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 70 countries. Beamex has more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

About ISA

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).