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New XP2i now with calibration reminder alerts and notifications

Friday, April 28, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Since January 2017, new XP2i digital pressure gauges from Crystal Engineering, a unit of AMETEK Sensor, Test & Calibration, have included a new feature that notifies users when the gauge’s calibration is set to expire.

Using Crystal’s free ConFigXP software, the XP2i test gauge can be programmed to alert users prior to, on, or after the gauge’s calibration due date. Users can even select the type of alert, from a start-up warning to a continuous warning that prevents the user from operating the gauge.

Calibration Reminder Alert

For a startup reminder, users enter the calibration due date and the notification time prior to that date, which can be set in days or weeks prior. Once the defined prior to date is reached, the XP2i flashes “Cal Soon” three times during the startup process and will do that until the calibration due date is reached or the alert dates are updated.

Calibration Due Alert

Once the calibration due date has been reached, the XP2i has three alert options:

  • Gauge Startup: "Cal Due" flashes three times during the startup process and the gauge will then operate normally.  No additional warnings will occur after that, until the power is recycled on the gauge.
  • Always: “Cal Due” is displayed until a button is present and then the gauge operates normally. After that, no additional warnings occur until power is recycled. Password Protection can be added to make the gauge non-operational and always display “Cal Due.”
  • Alternate with Reading: “Cal Due” flashes three times during the startup process and then alternates displaying “Cal Due” with live pressure readings.
The Calibration Alert feature is available on the latest versions of the XP2i gauges. For gauges shipped in 2017, users can check the hardware version in ConFigXP, version 2.5.0 or greater. If the “Enable Calibration Messages” check box is selected, the user has the latest version. If that option is grayed out, the user has an older version.

Crystal Engineering, based in San Luis Obispo, CA, produces highly accurate, field-grade testing and calibration equipment for measurement applications in offshore drilling, oil refineries, gas distribution, power generation, nuclear power, pharmaceutical, waste water, water supply, and aircraft maintenance.

The XP2i digital pressure gauge is the world’s most popular test gauge. The ultra-rugged, intrinsically safe gauge offers high-accuracy pressure recording. Key features include an IP-67 rated, marine-grade enclosure (submersible up to 1 meter), a fast pressure safety valve (PSV) mode, custom engineering units, and a leak-free Crystal pressure fitting connection.

A dual display version adds additional features, including leak rate, tare mode, and differential pressure (when connected to a second XP2i). With an optional DataLoggerXP upgrade, users can record 32,000 data points and export the data into an Excel document. A battery-optimizing, Ultra-Low Power (ULP) mode, allows more than a year of continuous recording on one set of AA batteries.

Crystal Engineering is a unit of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, a division of AMETEK, Inc. For more information, contact Crystal Engineering, 708 Fiero Lane, Suite 9, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA. Telephone: 1-(800)-444-1850. Fax: 1-(805) 595-5466. Or visit