1.1 Test Types
ProCalV5 allows for the addition of different “Test Types” to the database that may be applied to any item master record whose required calibration does not fit perfectly into the typical ProCal template. Test types may be used to provide specific testing in addition to or instead of a standard calibration with target set points and as found/as left readings. Examples of some calibration test types that ProCalV5 normally could not accommodate efficiently are extreme values, linearity and standard deviation tests.
1.1.1 Set Up Test Type Packages Screen
The Set Up Test Type Packages screen (shown in the Figure below) is used to add, modify and if necessary delete test type packages from the database. This screen is invoked by selecting the “Set Up Test Type Packages…” option on the File menu when the System Options and Defaults screen is open.
1.1.2 Adding New Test Types
To add a new test type to your database you must first copy the required library file “GloveBox.bpl” into the folder labeled “bin” under the ProCal V5 directory (typically “C:\Program Files\Prime Technologies\ProCal V5\bin”) in Windows Explorer. The “GloveBox.bpl” file contains all the information necessary for the test type’s automatic and proper setup in ProCal. Once the file has been copied into the correct folder you may launch the Set Up Test Type Packages screen. Once the screen is open you may click the Add New Record button or select “New Record” from the screen’s File menu. This will invoke a browser screen titled Choose New Package File that automatically directs you to the “bin” folder in which all the “.bpl” files reside. Select the required file “GloveBox.bpl” and click the Open button or double-click the file name.
Once the correct file has been selected you will be returned to the new test type record which will already be set up for you. In this instance you can save the record, making it available for application to all types of item master records in the system (i.e. instruments, loops, systems, test instruments, in addition to any PM records that may require a calibration). Once a test type has been saved to the database, as long as it is marked as “Active”, it will be available for selection on the Test Type field’s drop-down list on the Calibration Points tab in all screens where that tab exists.
1.1.3 Distributing Test Types
Test Types only need to be installed in the System Option and Defaults screen once, but for all Client, Administrator, or Mobile Workstations, the “GloveBox.bpl” file must be present in the “bin” directory one level down from the ProCalV5 installation directory.
1.1.4 Entering Item Records Using The Glove Box Certification Test Type Package
When creating a new master record that uses the Glove Box Certification Test Type, the test type must be applied to the record through the Calibration Points tab on the master record screen. Once a new group has been added to the record, click the Test Type drop-down list and select Glove Box Certification from the available test types, as shown in the Figure below:
Once the test type has been selected, the inputs will change and appear for configuration on master record items, and some variables can be edited for entry on the calibration screen during calibration entry. The Box Height and Sash Width will be configured in the Show Group Options section of the Calibration Points tab on master record items and cannot be changed in the calibration record. The Supply Airflow and Exhaust Airflow fields will be configured in the calibration record. This new Test Type Package for ProCalV5 will be available to perform Glove Box Certifications. This interface is shown in the Figure below:
1.1.5 Entering Calibration Records For Items That Use The Glove Box Certification Test Type
Once a calibration has been created for a master item record that uses the Glove Box Certification Test Type, the calibration data can be entered on the Test Results tab. The Calibration screen is shown in the Figure below. It should be noted that the Box Height and Sash Width must be set on the item master record in the Calibration Points tab.
In the calibration screen, there is a button called View/Enter Data, that when clicked will display the visual prompt for the glove box. The visual prompt displays the dimensions entered for the box on the master item record, along with fields where the user can enter values for the Supply Airflow and Exhaust Airflow fields. The dimensions set on the master item record for the box cannot be modified in this screen. Also in this screen, the user will be able to manually configure the pass/fail status for Half Suit Canister Filter or HEPA Filter Integrity Test Results. If either of these statuses are set to fail, then the As Found and As Left result for the entire group will be marked as Failed.
The form will contain 2 buttons:
- Apply – Saves the values entered in the Glove Box Certification window
- Close – Closes the Glove Box Certification window
The Pass/Fail is manually entered in the Glove Box Certification screen. If either the Half Suit Canister Filter or HEPA Filter Integrity Test Results are marked failed, then the As Found and As Left result for the entire group will be marked as Failed.