New A2LA Accredited Production Rig
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Endress + Hauser Inc.
2350 Endress Place
Greenwood, IN, 46143
Press release date: January 26, 2009
North America's most precise flow calibration facility sets standards worldwide
New A2LA accredited production rig achieves ±0.05% accuracy for production Coriolis flowmeters
No manufacturer can calibrate flowmeters more accurately than Endress+Hauser: the company's new calibration facility sets standards worldwide. "It puts us in a position to satisfy even the highest customer requirements without any compromise whatsoever," as CEO Flowtec AG Dr. Gerhard Jost was pleased to announce at the ceremony marking this global project earlier this year.
Uniformly high product quality is one of the most important goals set by Endress+Hauser. In meeting these objectives the private family-owned company is prepared to invest significant sums in its production facilities. The flowmeter calibration facility in Reinach, Switzerland, Greenwood, IN and other locations around the world embodies an outstanding concept, with the backing of a 22-strong team of highly qualified engineers, technicians and designers. They channeled the 30-plus years of experience amassed by Endress+Hauser into this project.
The new calibration facility produces measurements that deviate no more than ±0.015 percent from the reference value - equivalent to about the contents of one champagne glass in one thousand liters of water. Thirty influencing variables in all were taken into account in order to achieve the excellent performance of this facility. A regimen of constant checks and controls ensures that the high requirements on calibration accuracy are reliably satisfied.
Highly accurate calibration satisfies all requirements
"This investment enables the Promass F Coriolis flowmeters we manufacture in Greenwood to be calibrated accurately to the specified figure of ±0.05 percent," explains Peter Blaser, General Manager of Endress+Hauser's Greenwood flow manufacturing facility. "That represents the very best in the international league." Accuracy of this nature enables the company to cope with increasingly stringent customer requirements in future-oriented sectors such as life sciences, chemicals, foodstuffs and petrochemicals. "As well as performing reliably, our flowmeters must present certification for their high measuring accuracy," emphasizes Blaser.
Throughout the production process, Endress+Hauser subjects all the components to constant and rigorous checking. The fully assembled flowmeters are then tested, calibrated and adjusted in state-of-the-art calibration facilities. Calibration means that the flow indicated by a meter is compared with the reference value furnished by the calibration facility, and the meter is then adjusted accordingly. Customers throughout the world benefit in a number of ways: they can dependably measure and process costly raw materials and intermediate products, comply with what are often extremely strict quality specifications, and implement optimum process automation to minimize their costs. This is particularly important for custody transfer applications, for example fuel loading.
Same calibration concept for locations all over the world
As an international player, Endress+Hauser operates in accordance with internationally accepted standards for the accreditation of its products and test methods. One unique facet of the company's operations is that all Endress+Hauser's flow calibration facilities are accredited by widely different national authorities - including for example SAS, A2LA and CNAS - in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. Since all test resources are seamlessly traceable back to national standards, customers can invariably look to Endress+Hauser to provide the same uniformly high standard of quality, be it in product quality or in field testing of their process facilities.
The Endress+Hauser Group
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. With over 8,000 employees worldwide, the Group generates annual net sales of more than1.1 billion euros.
Company-owned sales centers and a network of partners guarantee competent worldwide support. Production centers in eleven countries meet customers' needs and requirements quickly and effectively. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance in the future.
Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as liquid analysis and data acquisition. The company supports customers with solutions and services in automation engineering, logistics and information technology. Our products set standards in quality and technology.
Customers are primarily from the chemical/petrochemical, food & beverage, water/wastewater, life science, oil & gas, energy, primaries, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers to optimize their process engineering procedures while taking into consideration reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental protection.
Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has developed from being a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with expansion into new territories and markets.
For further information, please visit www.us.endress.com
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2350 Endress Place
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