Beamex partners with GE Digital's Meridium to advance calibration solutions

  • March 08, 2017
  • GE Digital
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Beamex partners with GE Digital's Meridium to advance calibration solutions
Beamex partners with GE Digital's Meridium to advance calibration solutions

March 9, 2017 – Meridium, from GE Digital, introduced an integrated offering of its APM calibration management solution with Beamex® CMX calibration software. The combined calibration solution enhances the ability of organizations to obtain precise calibrations for reduced risk and compliance with industry standards.

Process industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, and oil and gas, rely on accurate calibrations to maintain environmental and human safety and to avoid any product waste that could negatively impact their bottom line. Meridium’s asset safety and data analytics capabilities assist reliability engineers and process technicians in optimizing calibration tasks and prioritizing instruments based on risk and asset condition data.

The calibration solution broadens the scope of assets that can be calibrated and includes customizable calibration reports to improve analysis and documentation of asset status. Additionally, it assist manufacturers in complying with industry regulations such as ISO 9001:2015, 21 CFR Part 11, and IEC 61511.

Utilizing the Meridium software with Beamex CMX Calibration Connectivity, Meridium’s APM Calibration Management application populates the CMX calibration software with asset hierarchy, calibration profile and, in turn, receives calibration results and other intelligent device data from Beamex CMX. A user can analyze and determine the most important measurements in their site based on Meridium’s APM asset criticality analysis that aligns with the risk-based approach defined in ISO 9001-2015. In Meridium APM Calibration Management, users decide on the calibration frequency and calibration parameters, such as acceptable tolerances based on real process needs and appropriate pass/fail criteria.

The integrated solution’s workflows automates documentation management for regulatory compliance. A key value add of the new integration is optimization of calibration intervals based on asset criticality and historical data analysis, providing optimal calibration intervals by application, by physical location, and by model, for example. This solution delivers the benefits of the best of both APM and calibration management functionality in an integrated solution for an expanded view of asset health with metrics on time-based performance as well as dashboards for high-level statistics such as percent of pass/fail based on hierarchy location.

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