ISA and Beamex to co-host webinar on calibrating analytical instruments

  • February 16, 2016
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, Beamex, will co-host a free webinar 8 March 2016 on how to build a business case for a calibration system.

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature three automation experts: Peter Martin, Ph.D., Vice President at Schneider Electric; David Hunt, Power Generation Supervisor at Tucson Electric Power; and Alex Maxfield, Vice President at Beamex.

Building a calibration system business case is now a relevant and much talked topic within industrial companies. Just like any other business investment, investment in calibration in general and more specifically to a particular calibration system must be economically justified. This webinar addresses and discusses both viewpoints: how an industrial company can justify an investment in calibration and the aspects to be considered when building a business case for a particular calibration system (e.g. financial, compliance, risk mitigation, system lifecycle). The webinar will also present a case story from the power generation industry.

“ISA is pleased to continue to collaborate with Beamex on these free webinars that educate our members and customers and others in the automation community on topics of significant interest and value,” says Jennifer Infantino Halsey, ISA's Director of Marketing & Communications. “Given the essential role calibration plays in modern process automation, it’s important to recognize the critical factors involved in developing a calibration system.”

“Simply put, this could be the most important calibration webinar of 2016, so you don’t want to miss it. The topic is very relevant and interesting among industrial companies and it is brought to you by leading industry influencers and experts,” says Greg Sumners, President of Beamex, Inc. (USA).

About the presenters

Peter Martin, Ph.D., Vice President at Schneider Electric, is a recognized leader and innovator in the field of automation and control. Dr. Martin has been a practitioner in the field for over 37 years, has authored three books, coauthored two and has been a contributing author for three more. In addition, he has published dozens of articles and papers in the field of automation and control. Dr. Martin holds or has pending multiple patents in the areas of real-time business measurement and control. He was recognized by: Fortune magazine as a Hero of US Manufacturing; ISA’s InTech magazine as one of the Fifty Most Influential Innovators in Control, and Control magazine as a member of the Automation Hall of Fame. He also has received ISA’s Life Achievement Award.

Dr. Martin has earned numerous academic degrees, including: a bachelor of arts degree and master of science degree in mathematics; a master of arts degree in administration and management, a master of arts and a doctorate degree in biblical studies; and a doctorate degree in industrial engineering.

David Hunt, Power Generation Supervisor/E&I Coordinator at Tucson Electric Power, has more than 40 years of industrial plant automation, system design, implementation, commissioning and start-up experience. During his career, he has worked primarily in the instrumentation and controls field across multiple process manufacturing sectors, including mining, petrochemical, pulp and paper. He also served in the US Navy as a Communications Technician. Today, Hunt is a certified Senior Radiation Safety Officer, a US Department of Labor Safety Instructor and coordinates maintenance-related activities at Tucson Electric Power’s Springerville Generating Station in Arizona.

Alex Maxfield, Vice President of Sales at Beamex, possesses 27 years of experience as a qualified engineer. Early in his career, Maxfield served as a specialist in power generation, rotating machines focusing on machinery health and mechanical performance—especially vibration analysis for dynamic balance and maintenance purposes. He then broadened his experience in the specification of control, test and measurement instrumentation and quality management systems for production quality control. For the last eight years, Maxfield has worked at Beamex, supplying calibration and calibration management systems to the process industries, and specializing in enterprise-wide, multi-site solutions addressing requirements for leaner, more efficient calibration processes.

Register for this free webinar today!

Don’t miss this web seminar on how to calibrate temperature instruments. Click here to register. As a reminder, the webinar will take place 8 March, from 12 p.m. 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 or call her at 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 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, 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 Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (