Users of Addison, Ill.-based Dickson Co.'s site can register any product because Calibration Club is for all assets, not just Dickson instrumentation. All registered instruments display in an easy-to-read table that can be exported to Excel. In addition, instruments can be sorted by manufacturer, model number, location, or last- or next-calibration date.
Calibration Club users determine how frequently each instrument should be calibrated and how far in advance to be notified. The system stores calibration-vendor contact information for each instrument. Once an e-mail reminder arrives, simply click on the link to update the calibration date. All information is password-protected for data integrity.
Eclipse Staff Completes PHAST Training
Staff from Eclipse Global Services, Rockford, Ill., along with partner companies have completed the Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) software training course sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
PHAST provides an overview of process heating methods and creates reports to help improve thermal efficiency of heating equipment. The tool surveys process heating equipment that uses fuel, steam or electricity and identifies the most energy-intensive equipment. It guides the user to perform an energy (heat) balance on selected equipment and reduce nonproductive energy use. The software also allows the user to compare the performance of ovens and furnaces under various operating conditions and test “what-if” scenarios.
Partner companies completing the PHAST included BDC, St. Louis, Mo.; Marshall Nelson, Eagan, Minn.; Contrad Kacsik, Solon, Ohio; and Industrial Burner Systems, Walled Lake, Mich.