E+H adds calibration rig at Houston campus

Jan. 21, 2022

To expand its U.S. calibration capabilities, Endress+Hauser reported Dec. 1 that it's added a flow calibration rig with expanded line size and flowrate capabilities to its recently inaugurated Houston technical campus. The rig will service end users' flowmeters, including those from third-party vendors. The new calibration rig will expand flow capabilities to 12-in. line size and 1,750 gallons per minute, and can service Coriolis (standard and premium calibration), electromagnetic, vortex, ultrasonic inline, and ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters.

“With the addition of this new flow calibration rig, we're expanding our calibration capabilities to cover flowmeter sizes from 1/12 in. to 12 in.,” says Kyle Shipps, calibration and repair group manager at Endress+Hauser. “This will let us better support the region's installed base of flowmeters, while reducing shipping costs and total turnaround time for customers.”

Endress+Hauser offers accredited calibration in the laboratory and onsite for its own and other vendors’ products, which helps its users maintain compliance, while reducing costs and increasing uptime. The Houston facility is ISO 17025 accredited, and has been providing flow, temperature and pressure calibration services since it opened in 2020. It also offers expedited calibration turn times for certain applications. This includes 24-hour or three-day expedited calibration returns for customers who need urgent response for critical applications. 

The Houston campus also provides cleaning services for customer meters. Many times, meters are brought in from the field or plant and need to be cleaned before they can be calibrated. Endress+Hauser is now able to provide cleaning and calibration, eliminating that extra burden for users.

“Endress+Hauser continues to invest in technology and strategies that bring us closer to our customers and the industries that we serve,” adds Shipps. “We're always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives easier, so we’re excited for this new calibration rig, and all the ways it can be used to provide superior service to the region.”