Draeger E-Cal Calibration System
Simply place your instruments in the calibration modules and click the “Go” button on the screen. The E-Cal system opens the gas cylinders, delivers the gas to the instruments, reads the concentration, makes the appropriate adjustments, records the calibration results, and exhausts the gas from the station. Whether you are calibrating or bump testing 1 or 10 instruments in the E-Cal station, it is always that easy. The functions performed by the “Go” button are configurable. Many parameters can be adjusted your individual needs. You tell the E-Cal system whether to download recorded information, the acceptable limits on a bump test, whether to calibrate if a bump test fails, and other parameters. Once you set the parameters to your requirements, all the actions are completed at the click of a button.
Improve the accuracy and eliminate human errors from your calibration and documentation procedures. The computer control through the CC-Vision® software manages all aspects of calibration and documentation. This means that the calibration is consistently done to Draeger’s factory specified procedures and you are assured that all sensors and the instrument are functioning within specifications. You are assured that documentation is done correctly every time and that there are no recording errors. The CC-Vision® software is also able to make adjustments to the operating parameters of your instruments. You can change alarm levels, calibration intervals, data logging parameters, and all other user-configured functions of your instruments with the click of a button.
One of the outstanding features of the E-Cal system is that it performs calibration on up to 10 instruments at a time! Full calibration (zero and span) of 10 MiniWarn Monitors with 4 sensors each (40 sensors in total) takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. That time also includes complete documentation and filing of the entire procedure. There are no time-consuming set-up routines before each calibration. Just simply drop the monitors in the calibration module and press the “Go” button. You don’t even need to turn the calibration gas cylinders on and off with our demand flow regulators. A fleet of 40 instruments could be completely serviced in less than one hour!
Save time, calibration supplies, and money with the E-Cal system. Even though the “one-button calibration” feature found on most gas detection instruments today speeds up the calibration process, the ECal system can do it quicker. When combined with the automatic documentation, it saves you even more time. The faster simultaneous calibration procedure means that you will be using less calibration gas. The demand style regulator used with the E-Cal system means that the cylinder is only activated when the gas is needed, so you only use the gas when it is necessary. This saves you the cost on your calibration supplies.
E-Cal is a self-exhausting system. Instead of venting the used calibration gas to the ambient atmosphere, it is pumped out of the system. This means that you are not required to operate the station underneath a fume hood. Existing fume hoods can be used for other functions, and facilities currently without a fume hood do not need to add this investment when using the E-Cal system. A dedicated PC is not required. The E-Cal system could be used in conjunction with your existing computers (with sufficient memory and speed) so additional or unforeseen hardware expenses are not involved.
Depending on the number of instruments you use, the E-Cal system will pay for itself in only a few months. When you combine the E-Cal system with the Draeger- Sensor® XS (Xtra Stability) used in the Pac III, MiniWarn and Multiwarn II Monitors, Draeger delivers the lowest cost of ownership for gas detection instrumentation.
Have a record of every calibration, bump test, and data logging session, complete with dates, times, serial numbers and more for every instrument in your workplace automatically recorded. The CC-Vision® software that controls the E-Cal system performs all of these functions as well. It also contains a complete database and integrated search tool that makes retrieval and report generation simple. Search your database by instrument, serial number, sensor used, instrument ID, required calibration date or other parameters. Search with multiple parameters for an even more exact detail.
With only a few clicks of the mouse, you can zero in on a specific instrument, sensor, or time frame. Eliminate cumbersome logbooks and other paperwork from your service area and obtain the exact record(s) that you want in seconds. Space is provided in the calibration logs so you can enter additional notes on the instruments if you wish. Have the complete service history of your instruments at your fingertips so you can compute your cost of ownership and service costs for budgetary purposes.
The E-Cal system is ideal for service areas that are governed by ISO (International Standards Organization) or other management systems that require documentation of calibration. The automatic documentation also covers you for regulatory compliance and liability protection purposes.