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EUROTRON ITALIANA s.r.l.Viale F.lli Casiraghi 409/41320099 Sesto S. Giovanni (MI) - ItalyTel. +39-02.248820.1 Fax +39-02.2440286

CalpMan PlusCalibration Procedure Manager Plus

Software Manual MM850270 ed. 01

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INTRODUCTORY NOTE

ATTENTION : THIS MANUAL IS REFERRED TO SOFTWARE PACKAGES CALPMAN PLUS VER 1.000.

This publication contains operating instructions for the Calibration Software Package ofEUROTRON series calibrators to be used with an MS-DOS Personal Computer.

Eurotron has used the best care and efforts in preparing this book and believes the informationin this publication are accurate. The Eurotron products are subjected to continuousimprovement, in order to pursue the technological leadership; these improvements couldrequire changes to the information of this book.Eurotron reserves the right to change such information without notice.

No part of this document may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form,electronic or mechanical, without prior written permission of Eurotron Italiana Srl.

Eurotron shall not be liable in any event, technical and publishing error or omissions, for anyincidental and consequential damages, in connection with, or arising out of the use of this book.

All right reservedCopyright © 1999 EUROTRON Italiana S.r.l.

Viale Fratelli Casiraghi 409/41320099 Sesto San Giovanni (MI) – ItalyTel.: 02 248820.1 – Fax: 02 2440286e-mail: [email protected]

IMPORTANT NOTE

CALPMAN IS A POWERFUL PROGRAM THAT WORKS ONLY UNDER WINDOWS 95® OPERATING SYSTEM.

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CONTENTS

1 GENERAL 41.1 Installation --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------41.2 Program Architecture-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------51.3 Create a New Certificate---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------61.3.1 Tag description area ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------71.3.2 Testing procedure area-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------81.3.3 Test-point programming area-----------------------------------------------------------------------------91.4 Modify/Execute certificate ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 121.5 View/Print certificate results -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 141.6 Quit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15

2 HOW TO OPERATE 162.1 Thermocouple certification ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16

APPENDIX ERRORE. IL SEGNALIBRO NON È DEFINITO.

INDEX ERRORE. IL SEGNALIBRO NON È DEFINITO.

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1 GENERAL

Standard Agencies and Quality Auditors require the collection, organisation and analysis of traceabilitydocuments. CalpMan Plus (Calibration Procedure Manager) is the software package able to manage allthe calibration activities as required by the normative. Using the Windows 95TM software, it is easy to setboth simple and complex testing procedure using different instruments to simulate, measure and controlthe operations. It is possible, using the standard instrument drivers, to use all Eurotron temperature andsignal calibrators to test your laboratory and process instruments.You could program the complete testing procedure in laboratory, save and recall it every time you want;You can execute the pre-set procedure in laboratory synchronising the connected instruments, save datain the Hard-disk and prepare the complete document to show the results in compliance with ISO 9000requirements.

The main features of CalpMan Plus are:§ Complete Tag identification and historical documenting of test results;§ Many certification procedures for each defined Tag;§ Many Test points;§ Up to 4 RS232 connections for multiple instruments control.

Benefits to be gained from this system are:• Optimisation of the maintenance period. By keeping a record of the time required among

necessary adjustments, the optimum maintenance period can be determined.• Print of the Certificate; a test report can be printed for each TAG.• Aid in maintenance planning. Data can be used to analyse the time and cost required for

instrument calibrations and can help in planning manpower, specifying supplier, etc.• Multiple testing the material using analog scanner can aid in material acceptance activties.

Test and calibration data are memory stored in a Microsoft Access database on the PC Hard-disk todocument the calibration activity that allows to build a quality control chart/data bank from a singlecalibration sheet to a detailed historical report.Each instrument (or group of homogeneous instruments), called “Tag”, to be calibrated/inspected isidentified by 20 alphanumeric characters.Additional lines are available for a more detailed description of the instrument to be calibrated and it ispossible to insert the producer and the model of the instrument.

A typical example is shown below :Tag = Pressure Trx 128Producer = Eurotron Italiana srlModel = PI 12xDescription = High temp. trap

Area n.21T68 Stafford Station

1.1 Setup

Calpman Plus runs on IBM PC under WINDOWS 95®. Minimum requirements are a 486 CPU with16Mb RAM and 10 Megabyte on hard disk, Monochromatic or Colour monitor and a Microsoft mouse ora compatible one.

In order to install the package, proceed as follow.• Place the Calpman Plus CD-ROM inside the drive on your PC;

Follows the below procedure to install Data base engine:• From the Windows Program Manager's File Menu, select <RUN>;

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• Enter the filename D:\engine\SETUP.EXE (substitute the letter D for the disk drive that containsCalpman Plus CD-ROM);

• Follow on screen instructions making sure to provide the correct path to your Calpman Plusdirectory when prompted.

Follows the below procedure to install all the instrument drivers:• From the Windows Program Manager's File Menu, select <RUN>;• Enter the filename D:\Drivers\instrument\SETUP.EXE (substitute “instrument” in the path with the

name of the instrument you wont install; eg. mcal200);• Follow on screen instructions making sure to provide the correct path to your Calpman Plus

directory when prompted.• Use the same procedure to install all drivers.

Follows the below procedure to install the CalpMan Plus data base:• From the Windows Program Manager's File Menu, select <RUN>;• Enter the filename D:\Main\SETUP.EXE (substitute “instrument” in the path with the name of the

instrument you wont install);• Follow on screen instructions making sure to provide the correct path to your Calpman Plus

directory when prompted.

Once installed, the Calpman Plus icon will appear on your Windows “Start” button and it will be possibleto boot it by clicking on the icon as usual.

1.2 Program Architecture

Calpman Plus has a typical Windows structure with a series of menu and options that can be recalledby clicking on the name, or on the icon which represents the action the user wants to carry out.

The main menu program is structured as it follows:

File Edit Insert Record Windows Help

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These menu are subdivided in:

FILE

CLOSE : closes the current selected window.

PAGE SETUP: sets the format (width, height, margins and coloumns) for the page to beprinted.

PRINT PREVIEW:

PRINT: in the print sample dialog you can choose the printer, the page(s) to be printed, thepage format, etc.

EXIT : to quit the program.

EDIT

UNDO/REDO : it is possible to Undo the last thing you changed in CalpMan Plus. Redoallows you to undo an Undo.

CUT : deletes the selected objects and puts them in the clipboard.

COPY : makes a copy of the selected objects and puts them in the clipboard.

PASTE: takes the objects in the clipboard and puts them into the selected window or slot.

DELETE RECORD: deletes the selected record(s) without doing anything to the clipboard.

SELECT RECORD: marks the current record

SELECT ALL RECORDS: marks all records

FIND…: in the record find dialog you can look for the record(s) containing the specifiedkeyword.

GO TO: go to the FIRST / LAST / NEXT / PREVIOUS record in the opened database or createa NEW RECORD.

INSERT

NEW RECORD: add a new record to the database

RECORD

APPLY / REMOVE FILTER: activate or deactivate the sorting filter on the database

SAVE RECORD: save the current record on the database

REFRESH: update the database

WINDOW(S) in the lower section of the windows menu, there is a list of all open windows. Byselecting a window in the list you will bring it to the front. Additional menu choices are:CASCADE / TILE / ARRANGE ICONS.

HELP

MICROSOFT ACCESS GUIDE: The standard on-line help for Microsoft Access

1.3 Create a New Certificate

This is the core of CalpMan Plus. It is possible, using this option, to define a new Tag and set all theparameters to check the equipment.

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Each Tag defines a single or group of homogeneous objects to be certificate (many thermocouple withthe same specifications, etc.); for this Tag it is possible define a single or a multiple certificate procedurefor the same group; each certificate procedure has a multiple test point definition.

When “Create a new certificate” option is selected from the main command panel, the following panelwill be displayed:

Using a keyboard and a mouse it's possible to set the desired parameter.

For a better understanding of the Certificate options, the window could be divided into different areas asshown below :

1.3.1 Tag description area

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This area contains the main information for the current Tag.

TAG ID : This is the name of the TAG (max 20 char).

DESCRIPTION : In these lines a description of the instrument under test can be typed in: plantposition, general description, etc.

MODEL : Tag model.

PRODUCER: Tag producer.

1.3.2 Testing procedure area

The testing procedure area sets the general data for the tests of the displayed current Tag. Manyprocedures can be programmed for each Tag.

DESCRIPTION : Certificate description.

NOTE : Certificate note.

CREATED ON : Procedure definition date.

GENERATOR / REFERENCE: A 2 cartel communication parameter for PC RS232 interface.If it is possible, you can define the serial ports for thegenerator, and for reference and Tag instruments.

Serial Port: PC communication port (COM1 … 4)

Baud Rate: PC communication baud rate up to 115200baud

Address: Instrument address (this value is set in the instrumentmemory. Pls read instruction manual of the instrumentto read or modify the value)

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Tag: A cartel communication parameter for PC RS232 interface. Ifit is possible, you can define the serial port for the Taginstruments.

Instrument driver: Select the instrument usedto read the Tag input.

Address: Instrument address

Serial Port: PC communication port (COM1 … 4)

Baud Rate: PC communication baud rate up to 115200baud

From chn.: if you are using an analog scanner (eg. HP34970A) anda multiple Tag certification, write the first channelconnected

To chn.: the last channel connected to the Tags

Auto disconn.: If selected the certification procedure will not displayany error message during data acquisition and it willnot make any further acquisition from thecorrespondent input channel (eg. It should be selectedif the operator is not present while the test is running).

Others data: A cartel to set the PC scanning period for the connectedinstruments.

1.3.3 Test-point programming area

The test point programming area, sets the test points for the selected test procedure.

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STEP VALUE : Test point value (in engineering unit).

DECIMAL MASK : Set the decimals to be displayed on the certificate.

ERROR BAND : If the instrument error exceeds the Error band value, CalpManPlus will consider the instrument out of calibration. The valuesto be inserted are BAND % and OFFSET.

FAIL = ± (BAND% + OFFSET)

If the error is in the fail band, or higher than it, CalpMan Pluswill mark the measure with a FAIL message.

ERROR BASED ON : Define the error band type:

Span: The error band is related to the instrument range : Inthis case, the low scale and full scale values of theinstrument to be checked have to be typed in.

Reading : The error band is related to the instrument reading

SIGN : Define the error sign:

Direct : The error calculation is: Set point - measure

Inverse : The error calculation is: measure - Set point

GENERATOR / REFERENCE / TAG : 3 cartels to set the generator, the reference and the Taginstruments for the specified set-point.

The following data can be programmed:

Enable: Enable/Disable the generator instrumentcommunication with the PC.

Instrument driver: Selects the communication driver for the desiredinstrument (eg. MicroCal 200/200+, MicroCal T1100,etc.).

Scale: Electrical or physical parameter to be generated or tobe read (Tc or Rtd).

Sensor: (if it is applicable) define if you wont to use the internalor external sensor reference.

Channel: (if it is applicable) define the output channel of theselected instrument

The following parameters are displayed in relation with the selectedsensor as above described.

If the selected sensor is a thermocouple the following option can be set:

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Tc type: If a thermocouple sensor is selected, it is possible tochoose among all thermocouple types defined in theinstrument driver (J, K, T, etc).

Decimals: Set how many decimals you want to program theinstrument.

ITS: If a thermocouple sensor is selected, it is possible tochoose between IPTS68 and ITS90 temperature scale.

E.U.: Select the desired engineering unit (°C, °F or K).

Rj type: If a thermocouple sensor is selected, it is possible toselect among the internal, external or remotetemperature reference junction.

If the selected sensor is a Rtd the following option can be set:

Rtd type: If a resistance thermometer sensor is selected, it ispossible to choose among all Rtd type defined in theinstrument driver (Pt100, Pt1000, Ni100, etc).

Decimals: Set how many decimals you want to program theinstrument.

ITS: If a thermocouple sensor is selected, it is possible tochoose between IPTS68 and ITS90 temperature scale.

E.U.: Select the desired engineering unit (°C, °F or K).

Wire: Select the 2, 3 or 4 wire connection

If you are programming the Reference or the Tag cartel, other field canbe set. This programming permits the system to wait for the temperaturecalibrator MicroCal T100 (the generator) for the stabilisation before readand accept the test point data.

Stability source: Select the source for the stability control between:

None, From step value, From generator, FromReference, From Tag, Timed

Stability band: Program the band in engineering unit for theacceptance of the current test point.

Stability ∆: Program the derivative coefficients (delta E.U. andtime) of the measured value for the acceptance of thecurrent test point.

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Time [sec]

Temperature[°C]

X sec

Stability bandStability ∆

Set point

Others data : A cartel to set general testing parameters:

Timeout Band check: Program the max time to wait before abort the testwhen the band check is set and not reach. Setting itto zero means disable the function.

Timeout stability check: Program the max time to wait before abort the testwhen the stability check is set and not reach. Settingit to zero means disable the function.

By pressing this button it is possible to run the programmed certificationprocedure. See the following paragraph for the relative procedure.

1.4 Modify/Execute certificate

Selecting this option from the main control panel, it is possible to modify and run the procedureprogrammed before (as described in the previous paragraph). It is not necessary to describe all functionsand fields because they are the same as the “create new certificate option”.

Using the < > buttons, it is possible to find the desiredcertification procedure to be modified or executed.

By pressing this button it is possible to run the certification procedureshown.

The automatic certification procedure will run now. The introducing window will appear as follow:

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By pressing the <OK> button, the automatic calibration procedure will run.

Press the <Set S/N> key to set the Tag serial numbers. You can not perform the certification procedureif you don’t have fill in all data.

Press the <START> button to accept the selection or the <END> button to abort.The progress bar show the state of the procedure running.On the test window, it will appear all certification step data. The program will show the current step pointvalue, the reference measured value and the Tag measured value. It will display also the calculated errorend the error limits set. CalpMan Plus verify and display at the end of the step the result (OK or FAIL).

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1.5 View/Print certificate results

This option views the certification results and to print the certification documentation of the selected Tag.

All text boxes can be modified by the operator for description, note and data corrections. All data will beprinted on a Tag certificate.

Press the <Report preview> button to show the certificate preview as shown in the following figure:

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Press the < > button to set the page dimensions and margins.

Press the < > button to print the certificate.

1.6 Utilities

By selecting this option on the Main control panel, it is possible to access to CalPMan Plus utilitypackages.

1.7 Exit

By selecting this option on the Main control panel, it is possible to end CalPMan Plus software.

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2 HOW TO OPERATE

A typical procedures to check and certificate the most common instruments are shown in the followingparagraphs.

IMPORTANT: THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH IS ONLY TO SHOW HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS. THE DATA ARE INDICATIVE

FOR THE DESCRIBED EXAMPLE.

2.1 Tc/Rtd certification

Eurotron has designed CalPMan Plus package to work with its calibration instruments. To calibrateautomatically thermocouples and resistance thermometers, it is necessary to have a completecalibration system. Eurotron Tc and Rtd Automatic Calibration System is composed by:§ A Personal computer with a triple RS232 board (we recommend a Pentium or equivalent processor)§ CalpMan Plus software§ HP 34970A analogue multiplexer with serial port§ Eurotron MicroCal T100 or other Eurotron temperature calibrator completed of a multiple hole insert

block.§ A RS232 manual switching box§ Eurotron MicroCal 200+ high precision signal calibrator with RS232 communication cable§ Working Standard Pt100

Connect all system components and the thermocouple to be calibrated as follows:

RS232 COM1

B C

RS232 COM3

RS232 COM2

CH1

WKS

Pt100-01

MicroCal T100

MicroCal 200+

HP 34970A

Pt100-02 CH2

4 wire Pt100connection

MicroCal T500MicroCal T1100

A

RS232SWITCH

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§ Connect the 3 RS232 serial communication cables among the PC and the instruments.§ Connect the Rtd to be certified to the channels 1, 2, … of the multiplexer§ Connect the Pt100 working standard to the input connectors on the MicroCal 200+§ Select the MicroCal T100 on the RS232 box§ Switch the instruments on

The WKS specifications are:§ model 2182-4-1 produced by Eurotron§ Resistance thermometer type Pt100 4-wires & shield§ Calibration range: 0…250°C§ Certificated SIT on 5 points§ SIT measurement uncertainties ±0.03°C

The application consists to certificate two Resistance thermometers (Pt01 and Pt02) using the systemdescribed below. The specifications of thermocouples Pt01 and Pt02to be tested are:

§ Resistance thermometers type Pt100. S/N: Pt100-01/98, Pt100-02/98§ Certification temperature test point:

30°C max error ±1.6°C50°C max error ±1.6°C90°C max error ±1.6°C

Run the CalPMan Plus calibration package.

Set the certification procedure parametersSelect, from the Main command panel the “Create new certificate” option.

Program the Tag description area as follows:

Program the certification definition area for the correct serial port connections:

Certificate description

Tag data

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Reference data

Tag data

Others data

Program the first test point data for the Tag certification:

Set the tag, reference and generator input/output parameters as it follows:

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Tag sample dialog

Reference sample dialogSet the stability parameters as follows:

Stability source = From Step value

Stability band = 2 °C

Stability delta = 0.2 °C on 5 secondsThis programming permits the system to wait for the temperature calibrator MicroCal T100 (thegenerator) for the stabilisation before read and accept the test point data.

Generator sample dialog

Use the < > buttons to scroll and add the 50°C and 90°C testpoint data.

Now, you can execute the calibration procedure by pressing the < > button.

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Run the certification procedure

After that, the automatic certification procedure will run. The introducing window will appear as follow:

Pressing the <OK> button, the automatic calibration procedure run.

Press the <Set S/N> key before starting the procedure to insert the thermocouple serial numbers.

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Press the <START> button to confirm the selection or the <END> button to abort.The progress bar show the state of the procedure running.On the test window, it will appear all certification step data. The program will show the current step pointvalue, the reference measured value and the Tag measured value. It will display also the calculated errorend the error limits set. CalpMan Plus verify and display at the end of the step the result (OK or KO).

Now, you can preview the certification document by pressing the <View/Print certificate results>button.

All text boxes can be modified by the operator for description, note and data corrections. All data will beprinted on a Tag certificate.

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Press the <Report preview> button to show the certificate preview as shown in the following figure:

Press the < > button to set the page dimensions and margins.

Press the < > button to print the certificate.