ProCal: How To Start a Calibration By Searching for a Procedure

Modified on Thu, 10 Mar 2022 at 04:03 PM

How To Start A Calibration By Search For a Procedure


To begin the calibration go to 'File' then 'Search For a Procedure (Calibrate Instrument)'.


Alternatively you can click the 'Search For a Procedure (Calibrate Instrument)'. 


ProCal sorts procedures in five categories.


Within these categories procedures can be searched for by 'Manufacturer', 'Instrument Description' or 'Model Number'. it's also possible to view the entire list of procedures associated with the chosen category.


For this article we'll be Searching for a Procedure by using the model number. Enter the 'Model Number' of the product in question then click 'Ok'.


The procedures on your system related to that model will be displayed.


If the procedure your looking for isn't displayed in the list, you can use the search function to display all procedures on your system. Click the 'Search' button then click on 'List All Procedures'.


ProCal will check the procedure for required traceable categories. If an instrument from a required traceable category is not currently assigned to the station, the user will be prompted to select which traceable instrument(s) is to be used for the procedure from a list of those assigned to the required traceable category.


With the Traceable Instrument(s) selected ProCal will display 'Traceable Information' and 'Uncertainty Statements' for verification. If the displayed information is correct click 'Ok'.


The calibration information screen is now displayed make sure to enter the correct certificate and instrument information.


Click the 'Search' icon to open the 'Select Contact' window.


Enter the 'Company Name' or 'Account Number' select the the correct information, then click 'Select'.


Click the 'Search' icon to open the 'Select Manufacturer' window.


Enter the name of the manufacturer to find the 'Manufacturer' and 'Model Number', then click 'Select'.


Select the correct name in the 'Tested by' drop box, then click 'Next'. 


The next window asks if As Found or After Adjustment Readings, choose the required option then click 'Next'.


Tests will display a picture prompt, demonstrating how to correctly set up the meter and calibrator. Click 'Next' to continue.    


METER type tests with(depending on the chosen calibration) keyboard entry of the value. Type in the reading from the meter display and click 'Next' to go to the next test.


To review results at any time click 'Control' and then 'Pause Calibration'.


When the last test is reached, the test review screen is displayed, click 'Next'. (If a message stating some of the tests are not completed appears, simply click 'Yes' to proceed.


Enter/Select certificate comments. Please see the following article on how to' Adding Comments to Certificates ':(  


Services, Parts Used and Engineers Report - Enter ant required details then click 'Next' to step through each tab and proceed to the status screen.


Set instrument status - if unfinished, calibration complete will be disabled. Select the appropriate instrument status option from the choices on screen then click 'Next'.


Click 'Finish' to assign certificate number and save the calibration.

            Note : To assign a manual certificate number, click 'Enter Number Manually'.

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