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. 


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.


To add a new test type to your database you must first copy the required library file “CylinderGasTest.bpl” into the folder labeled “bin” under the ProCalV5 directory (typically “C:\Program Files\Prime Technologies\ProCalV5\bin”) in Windows Explorer. The “CylinderGasTest.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 “CylinderGasTest.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, if 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. 


Test Types only need to be installed in the System Option and Defaults screen once, but for all Client, Administrator, or Mobile Workstations, the “CylinderGasTest.bpl” file must be present in the “bin” directory one level down from the ProCalV5 installation directory. 

Note – It is recommended that the following Signal Types exist for all Companies that will use this TTP: L/min psig


When creating a new master record that uses the Cylinder Gas Audit 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 Cylinder Gas Audit from the available test types, as shown in the figure below

Once the test type has been selected, the inputs will change according to the settings defined by the library file. This test type package will remove all reference to traditional test point groups. The screen will have all new values that will appear on a new screen. The figure below shows the screen, ‘Setup Information’. The DCS Tag Number is an open text field. The following fields have default settings but can be changed: 

Length of Run


Full Span (ppm)

Average Resolution


Error % Resolution


Allowable Error %


The values entered on the Master record’s screen cannot be modified on the Calibration screen. The Show Group Options button contains no additional information for this TTP. 

ENTERING CALIBRATION RECORDS FOR ITEMS THAT USE THE CYLINDER GAS AUDIT TEST TYPE Once a Test Point Group has been created for a master item record that uses the Cylinder Gas Audit Test Type, a calibration record can be created, and data can be entered on the Test Results tab on the Calibration screen. 

Selecting the “View/Enter CGA” button will open the Cylinder Gas Audit screen, shown in Figure 5. The ‘Analyzer Information’ section will display the DCS Tag Number and cannot be modified. 

The tester will then enter the Ambient Temperature. 

The three Start Times will also be entered. 

The tester will then populate the following columns in the grid:

  • Cal Gas Conc
  • Run #1 
  • Run # 2
  • Run # 3

When all data has been entered, the tester will select the Apply button. 

The following formula will be used to calculate each run: (Cal Gas Conc. – Run # ) / Span * 100 

The formula used to calculate the Total Avg Conc: (Run #1 + Run #2 + Run #3) / 3 

The formula used to calculate the % Err Total: (Cal Gas Conc – Total Avg Conc) / Span * 100 

Found As messages and/or warnings will be generated based on the line item’s result


A Calibration Report can be printed for your entered calibration which displays all calibration details for the Cylinder Gas Audit test.