• How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Calibration System Implementation

    Item Details

    Hours: 1 hr 30 mins
    Cost: Free
    Brought to you by ISA and Beamex


    Why talk about calibration system implementation? Isn’t it enough to focus on comparing equipment and software feature lists? The reason is that a calibration system implementation is only about 20 to 30% technology, rest is culture and process. Calibration system implementation is also very time and resource consuming – risk of failure is high. Typically a calibration system implementation involves many different functions and departments within an organization, from IT to quality, and can consume a lot of resources and take even years to be completed. In this webinar, you will hear practical insights on what the most typical pitfalls in calibration system implementation are and how to overcome them, as well as the key success factors in implementing a calibration system.

    Watch to find out how one of Arizona’s largest power generation companies successfully implemented and transitioned to an automated calibration system, presented by Salt River Project.

    Topics will include:

    • Understanding why implementation is essential compared to features and functions
    • What are the key pitfalls in calibration system implementation and how to overcome them
    • Description of the calibration system implementation process and key insights to each phase
    • Risks and rewards related to calibration system implementation
    • The importance of documentation
    • Case story: Salt River Project

    The Presenters

    Jody Damron
    Business Analyst

    Jody Damron, has 36 years’ experience in the electric utility industry (Salt River Project – Generation).  He currently supports Generation as a Business Analyst liaison between Generation and I.T. software applications (Maximo, Akwire, Primavera, Beamex, Reporting, etc.). His past experience includes Control Room Operator, Instrument Technician, DCS Technician, HVAC Controls Technician, Instrument, Electrical, Maintenance, Planning/Scheduling, and Apprentice Supervisor. Jody was the business lead for many critical projects including: Instrument data and software calibration upgrades, Work and Asset Management software upgrades, Controls System Upgrades, and many business process upgrades.  He is Co-Author of ISA-77.70.01 Tracking and Reporting of Instrument and Control Data, and this is currently being updated to include new business processes. He currently serves an ISA Committee Chairman. 

    Pekka Videnoja
    Professional Services Manager

    Pekka has been involved in software development and implementation for the past 14+ plus years. For the past 5 years, he has managed calibration system implementations. Previously, he managed and executed software development projects 9 for years. He holds a Master of Engineering in Strategic Leading of Technology-based Business from Centria University of Applied Sciences (2006); and Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Oulu University of applied science (2001). Today, Pekka manages the Beamex Professional Services team and provides technical support to Beamex customers and the sales team globally.

    Chuck Boyd
    Account Director

    Chuck Boyd, Account Director, has been in software development, system implementation and business development roles for the past 29 years. He has been in Business Development and Client Advocacy roles for the past 15 years, the most recent 5 years with Beamex managing key global and strategic accounts as well as market development in various regions of the U.S. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology and previously spent over 10 years as a Business System Analyst on software development projects. In this role he functioned as a communication conduit between the business and IT, working with key executives and users to translate business vision into process and data models, identifying business rules and testing requirements.