All you need to do is review your Probe Replacement report. This report provides the days to replacement for each probe included in the report - making it easy to plan when a probe is required to be replaced.
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Why not recertification or recalibration?
Instead of probe recertification, Primex both recommends and performs probe replacements. Probe replacement allows for a fast transition and mass installation of replacement probes for compliance, and probe replacements are included with the Advanced and Preferred Subscription programs.
With a probe replacement, a new NIST certificate, "Last Date of Testing," and "First Use Date" will be uploaded onto the sensor profile in OneVue. You will then be able to use the Probe Replacement report to review days left until the next replacement is needed.
Probe recertification can be performed by third party vendors. Primex does not have a list of recommended recertification vendors.
If recertification is the option you choose, the NIST certificate, "Last Date of Testing," and the "First Use Date" will not update on the sensor profile, and you cannot manually upload new certificates or manually change the dates. You will have to manage all NIST certificates and recertification dates offline.
There is also a risk to recertification. If the probe does not pass the recertification testing, you will need to purchase a new probe, as probes cannot be recalibrated nor can the sensor devices themselves.
Probe recertification can also be time consuming. You will need to have enough spare probes onsite to replace the ones being sent out for recertification. The time and manpower it takes to churn through this process can be daunting.
First, your OneVue account is configured to meet your organization's probe replacement policies and a Probe Replacement report type is added. This is commonly done when your OneVue system was first configured.
Then as you replace probes or when you add new temperature sensor with a probe to OneVue, the following image illustrates how it all works.
From a sensor's profile you can view the Probe NIST Certificate for the current probe in use. Learn how to view the certificate.
The report may be configured to automatically generate monthly or you can generate a new report at anytime.
Go to Reports> Active. A list of all active report profiles is displayed.
From the list, locate the Report Profile with the Report Type of Probe Replacement.
Your account may have one or multiple Probe Replacement reports - the Report Profile name should provide an indication of what sensors or Business Unit the report includes.
To view the latest report, from its Latest column, select either the PDF or CSV link.
To generate a new report, from its Ad Hoc column, select Run Now.
Probe Serial Number: unique CertiTrak serial number; label affixed to probe.
Asset Name: name of the Monitored Asset assigned to the sensor.
Sensor Name: name of the sensor the probe is inserted into; automatically set to the type of sensor, last 4 digits of the sensor gateway ID (MAC address), and 1 or 2 that identifies the sensor input the probe is inserted into.
Gateway ID: unique 12-character ID (MAC address) of the sensor device.
First Use Date: the date the probe was first inserted into the sensor device.
Last Testing Date: the date of calibration documented in its Calibration Data Report.
Probe Replacement: the time interval when a probe is to be replaced. If Use Default is displayed, set to the account Probe Replacement setting.
Days To Replacement: the number of days remaining until the probe is to be replaced (reached its lifespan). A system calculated value based on the account Probe Replacement settings.