Frustrated with plant problems? Try a PIE!
PIE is more than the company that makes calibrators. PIE is the place you can turn to when you have are trying to solve problems in your plant! Other companies make calibrators and other test equipment…PIE makes troubleshooting tools to find and solve plant problems.
Have an problem in your plant that has you stumped?
Contact us and we will help you find a solution. Our engineers have decades of experience in calibration issues and have often helped technicians with a similar problem in the past. Of course, we don’t have all the answers…but we do know a LOT of others in the industry. Many of our representatives have experience with temperature and pressure measurement, valve design, controller setup and SCADA systems. Some of the companies we partner with are experts in PLC and controller programming. We can also hook you up with training on a variety of calibration, control and instrumentation systems.
On piecal.com we are constantly adding articles to help you solve plant problems. Browse through the paragraphs below and click on the links to take you to the full articles.
Hidden loop problems found with PIE Troubleshooting Calibrators
Hidden loop problems can lurk in your 4 to 20 milliamp loop wiring especially after floods. Bring your plant up safely and quickly by detecting moisture contamination in 4 to 20 milliamp loop wiring only by using PIE Calibrators with Patented Ground Leak Detection. Another way to solve plant problems when the problem is lurking within the loop wiring!
Dry Junction Box
Flooded Junction Box
Can you find hidden loop problems?
When your process control plant has experienced a flood, or whenever you suspect that water has gotten into the conduits or junction boxes, there are a few courses of action you can take.
How did water get into my junction box?
Even when it doesn’t rain or snow you can still have enough moisture build up in the conduits to cause problems in the wiring or in a junction box.
Troubleshoot current loops only with PIE Calibrators
PIE 830 acting as an isolated transmitter displaying all signals present in the loop
Troubleshoot current loops that affect safety, time and money!
When a process control loop is operating correctly it is an easy job for the technician to grab a calibrator or two and calibrate all the instruments in the loop including the transmitter, any indicating/recording devices and the controller. If there is a problem with one of the devices in the loop it is a MUCH harder job to quickly identify which device is faulty and get the process operating again. Learn a easy and fast way to solve plant problems by troubleshooting current loops!
Use a PIE Calibrator to simulate a perfect pH probe for fast pH calibration
pH calibration is supposed to be simple. Don’t you just have to place the probe into buffer solutions and tweak them in? Many technicians get frustrated when there is a problem with pH sensors and instruments not reading correctly. A PIE calibrator with pH simulation can speed up the troubleshooting and adjustment of pH transmitters and analyzers. This is the most accurate method of checking the performance and gives you confidence that the instrument is working properly. pH simulation – another way to solve plant problems with pH instruments.