Process calibrators are essential to ensure the accuracy of an installation and the instrumentation used. Having a portable, lightweight model that can do the job of multiple tools is essential. Fluke offers two models, the 754 and 753, that meet these criteria. We’ll compare them based on the features they offer and make a final recommendation.
The Fluke 754 uses HART communication capabilities to deliver a high level of integration in a communicating calibrator. It is a rugged and reliable tool that is perfect for the calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of HART and similar instrumentation.
Your work will be simplified as this tool performs the function of several in one–you can source, simulate, and measure electrical signals, temperature, and pressure with just one device. The screen features improved graphical presentation, and the lithium-ion battery supplies a longer life, offering up to 10 hours of uninterrupted use. In addition, the Fluke 754 will automate calibration while capturing your data. You’ll easily meet standards such as the ISO 9000.
This amazing tool can handle almost all your daily tasks that once required separate communicator devices. It can support most communication capabilities of HART communicators.
You will not need an external box or secondary tool to complete HART calibration or maintenance. You can now read and write HART configurations, allowing for field adjustments to PV range points, damping, and other high-level configurational settings. This process calibrator supports the popular HART transmitter models with more devise-specific command support than you will find in any other HART field calibrator.
The Fluke 754 is easy to use with a bright dual display that reads sourced and measured parameters simultaneously. It features a multilingual interface. Your device will hold a week’s downloaded procedures and results. It also comes with a gas gauge.
The Fluke 753 also takes the need for multiple tools out of the picture. It will allow you to download lists, instructions, or procedures you create with the software. You can also upload data to print, archive, or analyze. You can simultaneously source and measure for all common process parameters.
This tool can measure, simulate, and source electrical signals, temperature, and pressure all in one handy calibration tool, just like the Fluke 754. However, the primary difference between the two units is that the Fluke 753 does not feature HART capabilities. In addition, the loop voltage minimum for the Fluke 754 is 0.005 mV, while that of the 753 is 0.005 V. Both tools will help you achieve standards, such as ISO 9000 and OSHA regulations.
The Fluke 753 will allow two-way communication with DPCTrack 2 through its USB interface and cable. You can also use it with other instrumentation management applications.
You can use any of the 50 Fluke 700Pxx Pressure modules to measure and source pressure. In addition, the Fluke 753 will allow the creation and running of automated as-found procedures that will satisfy quality programs and regulations, recording and documenting the results.
This device can manage up to one full week of downloaded procedures and results. It also has many flexible features, including user-entered values during testing, custom units, one-point and two-point switch testing, and more.
The bright white dual display allows for reading sourced and measured parameters simultaneously. The interface is easy to use and offers the advantage of multilingual support. You’ll also enjoy up to 10 hours of uninterrupted use due to the lithium-ion battery. It also comes with a gas gauge.
While these process calibrators both offer excellent options for combining multiple tools in one, the Fluke 754 has more advantages with the addition of HART capabilities. In addition, it has a finer range of minimum voltage, allowing for even more precision. We recommend this process calibrator for those who need to complete extremely specific work and need the HART communicator capabilities.
On the other hand, the Fluke 753 is still an exceptional unit as it allows you to combine the function of multiple tools in one, reducing the need for carrying so many with you to every job. We recommend this process calibrator for those who need accurate readings but don’t necessarily need access to HART communicator capabilities.