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What is FloXLTM?

FloXL is the KELTON application to integrate FLOCALC functionality into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Which versions of Microsoft Excel are supported?

FloXL is compatible with Excel 2016 onwards on Windows operating systems that are still supported by Microsoft.

Why do I need to renew my licence each year?

KELTON normally issues FLOCALC licence files with an expiry date of one year. By reissuing licences on an annual basis KELTON is able to assist clients when machines fail or users of the licence change.

How is the conversion between absolute and gauge pressure handled?

KELTON software adopts the convention of adding 1 standard atmosphere (1.01325 bar) to convert values from gauge pressure to absolute pressure. Although this convention is widely used in the industry it is worth being aware that inaccuracy will be introduced particularly at low pressure.

Why are some of my calculations showing as locked?

KELTON is continually developing new calculations. The calculations which are unlocked will be limited to those which were included at the time you purchased your FLOCALC licence. If you have an active support contract you can unlock all calculations free of charge by contacting and requesting an updated licence file.

What are legacy calculations?

Legacy calculations are those which were available in previous versions of FLOCALC and have been updated or replaced by newer versions. They have been included in FLOCALC to allow opening of calculation files which were created in previous versions. Unless you are opening an old calculation it is best to avoid the legacy calculations altogether.

Can I share or distribute spreadsheets which contain FLOXL functions?

Yes – the spreadsheet will function like any other Excel spreadsheet and the formulae will recalculate if the user has FLOCALC installed and licenced. To enable distribution of spreadsheets in this way multi-user licences are available.

How is FLOCALC provided?

FLOCALC is available on an annual licence basis.

How much does FLOCALC cost / how do I buy FLOCALC?

Contact your local KELTON office or in-country Partner for a quotation.

KELTON MeterManagerTM

Which versions of SQL Server are supported?

KELTON MeterManager uses an SQL database which can be installed on SQL Server 2008 or higher. If you do not have an SQL Server or are using a stand-alone installation, SQL Express can be downloaded free of charge from Microsoft.

Should I use the scheduler in the Instrument Management application if I use SAP or MAXIMO to schedule maintenance activities?

Yes. The main advantage of using the Instrument Management scheduler lies in gathering information on tests that are missed as well as those completed. Scheduling tests in your Instrument Management application will also help plan your workflow as tests can be run from the planner. As the scheduler in the Instrument Management application can be set to reference the work order number in your plant maintenance system, KELTON recommends scheduling tests in Instrument Management even when using another application such as SAP or Maximo.

How is KELTON MeterManager provided?

KELTON MeterManager is available on an annual licence basis.

How much does KELTON MeterManager cost / how do I buy KELTON MeterManager?

Contact your local KELTON office or in-country Partner for a quotation.