Friday, March 1, 2019

Managing for process control.

"This book is shaping out to become one of those once-in-a-decade seminal texts."
Walt Boyes, former editor-in-chief of Control Magazine

Situation Management for Process Control, a new book from the ISA stable of publications, is intended to unify industry understanding of how to deliver real value to control room operations.

Written by Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D.,—a globally recognized expert in alarm management and operator support technology—the book explores control room management as a discipline, focusing on the applicable tools, technology, and methodologies that foster safer, more effective control room functioning and improved industrial production.

Situation management is the sum total of the real-time decisions and actions that the operator makes that determine whether or not the enterprise operates safely and productively. These include accurately and appropriately assessing the current operating environment, transforming that assessment into needed action for proper management of abnormal situations, and validating the effectiveness of the action.

“Properly understood and executed, it is a game changer in safe and effective operation of industrial plants and operations,” states Rothenberg. “It advances a firm technical framework that ties together all of the traditional individual aspects (e.g., procedures, the human machine interface, control room design, and more) into a technology to understand and design effective control room management operations. This is a unified approach with explicit tools to deliver situation management to control room operators. The tools to see problems are followed by the tools to manage them.”
“The book provides a valuable look into the mission-critical world of control room operators. I recommend reading this book as it furnishes essential insights into the dynamics of control room operations and the unique concerns and important responsibilities of control room operators. It also provides a best-practice approach to managing abnormal operating conditions and avoiding common pitfalls. Many of us have had to learn how to deal with these things the hard way.
Dan Scarberry, former Manager of Gas Supply Planning & Control Room Ops at Dominion East Ohio Gas in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
New contributions, he points out, are the concepts and technology of weak signals and their use to supplement the alarm system and cover situations that alarms are not intended or able to manage.

“Weak signals are small indicators of things that don’t appear quite right,” he explains. “They can be discovered everywhere; understanding and exploiting them will lead to valuable clues and the ability to confirm something likely going amiss.”

Rothenberg emphasizes the importance and relevance of the book to managers, supervisors, operators, human factors engineers, safety personnel, and technicians in industrial enterprises and operation centers as well as to regulators, specialists, engineers, system designers, and trainers at commercial firms (controls equipment manufacturers, A&E firms, systems integrators) who provide monitoring and controls hardware, software and technology for end users.

@ISA_Interchange  #PAuto 

Easy & sturdy for frequent connection!

The new Han® ES Press HMC (High Mating Cycles) connector series from Harting combines the facility to be installed quickly without tools with extremely robust construction that allows the devices to handle at least 10,000 mating cycles.

The quick connect technology used in the Han ES Press HMC involves the contact inserts being equipped with a pre-tensioned cage clamp which is triggered by an actuator. If the actuator is pushed into the contact chamber, the cage clamp returns to its original position and secures the conductor end. To release the connection, a screwdriver need merely be pushed into the actuator and the lever moved to the transition to the insulating body. The spring then releases the end of the conductor once again – for de-installation or when replacing components, for example.

The suitability of the Han® ES Press for a high number of mating cycles has been achieved by fitting the contact inserts in Han® standard housing sizes 6 B to 24 B. The standard housings are already available in versions with locks and seals optimised for high mating cycles. Complementing this arrangement, the contacts and grounding elements are extremely resistant to abrasion due to a special surface coating.

A key benefit of the Han® ES Press series is its ability to withstand vibrations well, which results from the tightness with which the conductor fits as a result of the constant pressure of the cage clamp. In addition, installation and connection times are reduced when compared to conventional cage clamps, screw connections or hard wiring techniques. On-site installation time is reduced, and the ability for rapid disconnection facilitates servicing.

The Han® ES Press HMC is particularly suitable for test & measurement applications where a test installation may often be hooked up to different power sources, such as portable machinery and devices.

The use of HMC connectors is also worthwhile for machines and systems where frequent reconfigurations and tool changes take place. Han® ES Press HMC ensures that users can design their machine inventory in a future-proof manner for further modularisation. Connectors capable of handling thousands of mating cycles are a sensible solution for devices and machines on test stands.

@HARTING_Group #PAuto 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Petrochem event in new venue!

PEFTEC 2019 is a specialist event focusing on the testing, analysis and monitoring of gas, downstream oil products, chemicals and petrochemicals. With a comprehensive programme of conferences, seminars and an international exhibition, it will provide the latest guidance on regulations, methods, standards and technologies for analytical chemists, process scientists, researchers, academics, process operators, regulators, consultants, laboratory personnel and environmental managers.

This year the event, the 3rd international conference and exhibition on testing and monitoring in oil, petrochemical, refining and environmental applications, will take place on 22nd and 23rd May at the Rotterdam Ahoy exhibition centre (NL).

It has been expanded to include a full Process Analysis Conference, as well as the hugely popular Analytical Conference, and a full programme of technical Seminars.

The PEFTEC Analytical Conference will address the latest analytical techniques with a plenary on the first day by one of the fathers of Petroleomics and Director of the Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University, Ryan P. Rodgers. The plenary on the second day by Eric Little, the Chief Data Officer of Osthus, will address the hot topic of ‘Big Data and Big Analysis’.

The Process Monitoring Conference will include a plenary lecture on the latest developments in process monitoring by Alison Nordon from the Centre for Process Analysis and Control Technology (CPACT). This will be followed by sessions featuring a wide variety of the latest monitoring techniques

The new larger PEFTEC Exhibition will provide access to innovation from over 250 world-leading companies, many of which will be providing technical seminars during the event.

The exhibition will offer a fantastic opportunity to not just see the latest technologies, but to discuss them with experts and meet with potential suppliers. This is vitally important because face to face meetings provide an opportunity to build trust, and people that visit exhibitions often remark that they found something they didn’t know they were looking for. Many of the exhibitors will unveil new technologies at the event.

The Industrial Methane Measurement (IMM) Conference will run alongside the PEFTEC event, with delegates from both events sharing the ability to peruse the PEFTEC exhibition.

Methane is an important Greenhouse Gas (GHG), absorbing significantly more energy than carbon dioxide for example, so it performs a major role in global warming. Furthermore, atmospheric methane concentrations rose during the decade from 2006 to 2016, so there is major concern about the sources of this increase and also with the monitoring methods. The methane measurement conference was therefore created to provide an opportunity for experts from around the world to share their experiences in the detection, monitoring and mitigation/prevention of methane emissions.

IMM and PEFTEC 2019 are a ‘must go’ event for anyone involved with analytical chemistry, quality control, research, process development and control within the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. Entry to the PEFTEC Exhibition and Seminar programme is free of charge for those who pre-register here.
The cost of admission to the PEFTEC and IMM Conferences is €125/day + VAT, or €200 + VAT for both days.

#PEFTEC #IMM #PAuto #Oil #Netherlands

Power appointment!

Powerstax has appointed Phil James as Sales Director.

Phil James
“I’m really pleased that Phil has joined our team to head up the Sales organisation,” said Chief Executive Officer Tim Worley in announcing the appointment. “He brings a wealth of power sector experience and many industry contacts which will underpin the ambitious sales growth plans we have for Powerstax. Phil’s specific knowledge of the high voltage power sector will also allow us to broaden our product lines and reach and will result in an increased number of cross selling opportunities”.

Having served a classic M.O.D apprenticeship in Military Aircraft Avionics, Phil completed an HNC in Industrial Measurement and Control Systems and following three further years with the M.O.D, began his career in the Power Electronics industry eventually joining Glassman Europe Ltd in 1994. During more than 24 years’ service at Glassman Europe he progressed from Sales Engineer to European Sales Manager and finally to General Manager, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in markets and applications for high voltage and programmable dc power supplies.

 “Following the acquisition and subsequent changes to the Glassman business, I seized the opportunity to join Powerstax Ltd. as Sales Director. Having known its CEO Tim Worley for many years, I was convinced of the conviction, quality and drive of this principled Power Conversion company and its highly skilled and flexible workforce. I very much look forward to adding my own skills and more than 30 years of industry experience to help drive the company even further forward," says Phil.

@powerstaxplc #Power

Toxic gas monitoring by wireless.

In response to the critical need for monitoring of toxic hydrogen sulphide gas in wellheads, tank farms, and other remote locations, Emerson has introduced its first fully integrated wireless gas monitor. The Rosemount™ 928 Wireless Gas Monitor is a fully integrated WirelessHART® toxic gas monitoring solution. The Rosemount 928 significantly improves safety in areas and applications that were previously considered to be too expensive and difficult to monitor due to remote or difficult-to-access locations, challenging topology, and other issues.

Sean McLeskey, product manager, flame and gas detection, Emerson Automation Solutions says “The need for hydrogen sulphide monitoring at these challenging locations is critical. The fact that companies can now so easily solve what has been such a challenging problem is a testament to the power of wireless technology. For current users of wireless solutions – or those considering a move to wireless – the Rosemount 928 is another step in their commitment to increasing safety at their facilities.”

Workers approaching sites like wellheads and remote tank batteries for maintenance are constantly in danger of exposure to unplanned releases of toxic gas. Monitoring these sites with conventional wired gas detection systems is often cost-prohibitive or logistically impossible. The installation, wiring, and commissioning costs for each additional wired device can add tens of thousands of euros to the instrument’s total installed cost. As a result, operators have been forced to rely on portable gas monitoring devices which provide no early warning or personnel safety, or even worse, carry on with no gas monitoring at all.

The Rosemount 928 gas monitor integrates into a WirelessHART network, eliminating wiring and dramatically reducing installation, commissioning, and maintenance costs. Once integrated into the wireless network, personnel simply check the status of the remote monitoring system to know if a maintenance trip is safe.

In addition, the Rosemount 928 gas monitor includes a power module and the Rosemount 628 toxic gas sensor module that are both intrinsically safe and can be replaced in the field in minutes without the need for tools. The Rosemount 628 is a ‘smart’ sensor module, meaning that calibration information is stored within the sensor not the transmitter. This allows users to calibrate the sensor in a non-hazardous location and carry it into the field for quick exchanges with installed sensors. This further enhances personnel safety by minimising their time spent in potentially hazardous locations.

#wireless @EMR_Automation  #PAuto #Oil @Emerson_News

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Love all! Grass court tennis sponsors.

The Harting Technology Group is once again the "Official Technology Partner" of the GERRY WEBER OPEN. The technology group thus continues its successful 2017 and 2018 partnership for the 27th tournament edition of the renowned ATP 500 series grass-court event at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westphalia (D) from June 15-23, 2019.
Ralf Weber (left), Tournament Director of the GERRY WEBER OPEN, and Philip Harting, Board Chairman of Harting
"The high-karat tournament has an international luster that extends far beyond Ostwestfalen-Lippe. We view our commitment as a clear signal that this year we reliably support the Gerry Weber Open," says Philip Harting, Chairman of the Board of Harting, emphasising that "top-level sports and top-level technology belong together."

27th GERRY WEBER OPEN 
June 15 - 23 - 2019
The Group will once again be a competent technology partner for the ATP tennis event this year with solutions for stage, LED and sound technology as well as digital systems in which the Edge Gateway MICA® is used as a data collector for the condition of the lawn. In addition, elements for the stadium roof technology in the Gerry Weber Sadium are used year round, and the high-quality equipment and features of the referee chairs is provided during the tournament week of the 27th GERRY WEBER OPEN. "We’re very pleased that with the HARTING Technology Group we will continue our successful partnership from the past two years in 2019 as well," says tournament director Ralf Weber. "This is a clear commitment to the Gerry Weber Open by a strong economic partner from our region."
@HARTING_Group @GERRYWEBERWORLD #Germany @Harting

Cost-effective and multi-capable test equipment for Fibreoptics!

The new Yokogawa AQ1210 OTDR (Optical-Time Domain Reflectometer) only resembles the existing AQ1200 in appearance - internally it has been completely re-engineered to bring the features and user-friendly operation of the AQ7280 flagship OTDR to the installers and testers of Passive Optical Networks (PON) and Fibre To The Antenna (FTTA).

The AQ1210 uses an optimised operating system, which, in conjunction with the 5.7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen display and built-in smart mapper, enables the operator to rapidly characterise fibres in ranges from 200 metres to 256 km and generate easy-to-read pdf reports with icons clearly highlighting events.

PON is typically used throughout the world to provide optical fibre-based services to domestic and commercial customers. With 6 models offering 2 or 3 wavelengths, and the ability to test live fibre networks with high-port count splitters (up to 1:128), every user can find an AQ1210 model with the combination of wavelengths required to meet the testing needs of their local country or region.

“As more and more optical networks are installed to satisfy the demand for reliable and fast internet services, there is an increasing demand for choice in the selection of cost-effective and multi-capable test equipment”, says Terry Marrinan, Vice President Europe, ASEAN & Oceania, for Yokogawa’s Test&Measurement Business Unit: “With the introduction of the AQ1210 we are fulfilling our commitment to provide, since our very first model launched in 1981, a complete range of OTDRs able to measure fibres from the Local Area Networks to the ultra long-haul backbone lines.”

Measuring 210 x 148 x 69 mm and weighing just 1 kg, the AQ1210 can be operated using the touch screen or adjacent hardware keys. It is therefore compact and lightweight enough to be easily handled while testing the so called “last mile” of fibre to the consumers’ premises and also rugged enough to be used in more demanding and hostile environments where low temperatures, for example, affect touch screen operation.

The AQ1210 can perform different measurement functions simultaneously, saving time during tests. These include OTDR, Optical Power Meter (OPM), Visible Fault Locator (VFL), and automatic PASS/FAIL analysis of the surface of the optical fibre using a fibre inspection probe.

The internal battery, which provides in excess of 10 hours of operation - more than enough for a working day - is conveniently charged via a type-C USB port using a USB charger nowadays commonly used to recharge smartphones. The AQ1210 also includes two USB type-A ports and supports wireless connectivity, promoting easy sharing of test results.

@Yokogawa_Europe #TandM

Cybersecurity and SCADA.

SolutionsPT is to host a free Tech Day on Thursday, March 14th, designed to let engineers explore the latest developments within Citect SCADA 2018, and their comprehensive cyber security solutions.
The event will be held at SolutionsPT’s headquarters in Cheadle (GB) and will enable attendees to understand how Citect SCADA can help them to simplify their operations, reduce engineering time and increase productivity and real-time decision making through a combination of demos, case studies and hands-on workshops.

The Tech Day will also delve into the operational advantages which can be achieved by embracing cloud computing, which include the ability to transform data into actionable insights and increased integration with other industrial applications. The focus will then switch to an exploration of the latest breakthroughs in cyber security, including the benefits of enabling greater visibility into ICS networks and continuous threat detection.

A series of optional hands-on workshops in the afternoon will then allow those attending to experience the Citect SCADA 2018 and Claroty solutions first hand.

@SolutionsPT  #PAuto @CitectSCADA #SCADA Cybersecurity

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Differential Hall Effect sensors.

Active wheel speed sensing in compact and durable package.

Texense, the motorsports and aeronautical sensor specialist, has recently released two new differential Hall Effect (DHE) wheel speed sensors that ensure highly accurate and extremely durable motorsports wheel speed measurement. Available with full support from Variohm EuroSensor, both VR09-B and VR-TA models offer a highly compact solution with IP66 protection and a very wide low-to-high speed range capability up to 20 kHz. Further similarities include parallel or right-angle orientation to suit varying tonewheel designs as well as an integrated LED to visually check function without using system electronics. The larger VR-TA wheel speed sensor is specifically designed for GT101 bracket compatibility.

The VR09-B is manufactured from a single block of aluminium for maximum durability. With an installation volume 25 x 9 x 9 mm (l x w x d), the compact sensor weighs only 15 grams and is easily installed with a generous tonewheel distance from 0.5 to 3 mm and a choice of orientation. The VR-TA version has a stainless steel and aluminium construction with a larger volume of 36 x 42 x 24 mm and increased weight to 32 grams. Both offer 4 to 25 V DC supply voltage and 3-wire electrical connection with a single NPN open collector output signal. Designed with high performance motorsports very much in mind, the operating temperature range spans – 50 to + 180 ⁰C and vibration/shock specifications allow arduous use up to 20 Gpp 5’/500 G.

 @Variohm @texense #Transport

Monday, February 25, 2019

Change at imaging top!

Arne Dehn is taking over the position of CEO with Stemmer Imaging from current CEO Christof Zollitsch. Together with the proven Executive Board team of Martin Kersting (CTO) and Lars Böhrnsen (CFO), the new CEO Arne Dehn will lead the company into the future. Christof Zollitsch will resign from the Executive Board at his own request.

Arne Dehn and Christof Zollitsch
Arne Dehn takes over the management of the successful machine vision technology provider on 1 March 2019. “Stemmer Imaging has experienced considerable growth in recent years. Christof Zollitsch and his team have built a company with a solid foundation, an outstanding culture and the resources for continuous growth. Managing the next chapter in the company's history is a great pleasure and motivation for me," emphasises Arne Dehn.

He has over 20 years of international management experience in listed technology companies, most recently as a member of the Executive Board of the TKH Group NV technology group which, among other things, develops and distributes machine vision systems and solutions.

Outgoing CEO Christof Zollitsch is confident that the current growth strategy based on innovative and reliable machine vision products and services and the healthy corporate culture will be the key factor for continued success in the future. "I know that the company is in good hands with Arne Dehn. I wish him and all employees all the best, continued success, and that our more than 4,000 customers in Europe place the same trust in Arne Dehn that I personally enjoyed during my tenure as managing director or CEO.”

CEO Arne Dehn will be responsible for corporate strategy and development, M&A, sales, marketing, purchasing and HR. Christof Zollitsch will contribute his experience and expertise as a stategic consultant and will remain closely associated with the company.

@stemmerimaging #PAuto


Linear actuators.

With the recently announced increase in maximum dynamic load from 10 kN to 16 kN for stroke lengths to 500 mm, and with static loads to 18 kN, Thomson’s Electrak® HD series linear actuators are now an even more compelling alternative to hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders for positioning tasks on heavy-duty machinery and equipment.

Available in Britain, with full support from Heason Technology, the Electrak HD range covers six load-rated models with stroke lengths from 100 mm to 1 metre (in 50 mm increments). With 12 or 24 VDC operation, a wide choice of built-in control options include J1939 CANbus, open or closed loop positioning, analogue and digital position output, axis synchronisation and PLC compatibility. These combine with a comprehensive choice of mechanical interfacing options to make application integration and operation straightforward.

The Electrak HD series has a smaller footprint, requires much less maintenance and is a much cleaner solution than hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder alternatives. In addition, its superior controllability offers easier integration with modern computer controlled systems and more precise positioning control.

The actuators also offer a durability that will suit the harshest environments, with IP67 rating for static use and IP66 for dynamic positioning as standard. An IP69K version is available for the food industry and other automation tasks where frequent washdown is required. The Electrak HD series will operate at high loads in temperatures ranging from -40 to +85 °C. For maximum loads, a generous 25% duty cycle ensures operation for demanding high-throughput positioning tasks.

Safety is available via thermal and voltage or current load protection with end-of-stroke limit switches, manual (mechanical) override and integrated motor-brake for complete safeguarding.

The robust Electrak HD design is well proven in a wide range of applications in automotive, agricultural and construction equipment where the industry standard J1939 CANbus control network is well established. A high-efficiency ball screw system with parallel mounted motor and gear components are housed in a robust hard-coat anodised aluminium housing. Internally the motor and gear unit are housed in a zinc frame providing extra protection. The stainless steel anti-rotation extension tube is fully sealed inside the housing and a wide choice of mechanical interfacing options include rod-end and threaded adapters for straightforward mounting.

#PAuto @heasonmotion @Thomson_Ind

The flow market analysed!

Flow Research are about to ship one of the most comprehensive studies ever published of the worldwide flowmeter market. This study is called Volume X: The World Market for Flowmeters, 7th Edition. This All-in-One Study gives 2018 market size and market shares, and forecasts through 2023 for all flowmeter types used in process environments.

In addition to Volume X, they are publishing a companion volume called Module A: Strategies, Industries, and Applications. This popular volume gives segmentation by industry and application for each flow technology. It also discusses the underlying growth factors and driving forces behind the different industries and applications. The strategies section shows how to gain an edge in a competitive market.
The study includes:
Market size in 2018 of the worldwide market by flowmeter type in US Dollars and units
Market size forecasts by flowmeter type through 2023 in dollars and units.
Market shares for each flowmeter type in 2018.
Both worldwide and regional market size and forecast data.
Growth factors and market trends for all flowmeter technologies.
A technology description and analysis for each flowmeter type, including major competitive strengths and weaknesses.
Company profiles with product information for easy comparison.

The study includes the following: New-Technology flowmeter markets: Coriolis, magnetic, ultrasonic, vortex, and thermal. 

It includes these Traditional Technology flowmeter markets: differential pressure, primary elements, positive displacement, turbine, open channel, and variable area. Emerging technologies in the study are sonar and optical.

The geographic segmentation includes North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe/FSU, Mideast/Africa, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Over the past nine months, over 500 questionnaires were sent to all known suppliers of every flow technology. The questionnaire asked for geographic distribution and revenue information, along with industries, applications, fluid types, and projected growth from the base year of 2018. The results have been analysed and a complete study of the worldwide flowmeter market written. This is the 7th edition of this study, which was first published in 2003. At that time, the worldwide flowmeter market was $3.1 billion. The market has grown substantially since that time, and Flow Research have documented its growth every step of the way.

2018 was a very exciting year in the flowmeter market as it was one of recovery. Some technologies appear to have experienced unprecedented growth, especially in the magnetic flowmeter market. Their new Volume X captures this growth and makes it easy to determine which flowmeter types benefited most from the recovering market in 2018. Volume X is the only product on the market that captures the growth in all the flow technologies, including Coriolis, ultrasonic, positive displacement, turbine, variable area, and other types. 2018 is likely to be remembered as a year of unprecedented growth, and this will be reflected in this new Volume X study.

It makes it easy to compare market size, market shares, and growth rates for all types of flowmeters. They use the bottom-up method of determining market size for each flowmeter type, and then put these numbers together for the worldwide picture. This, it is mantained, is the only way to get a reliable picture of the world flowmeter market and to find out how the different flowmeter types compare with each other.

@flowresearch #PAuto 

A first in wireless radar level transmitters!

High-performance version of Rosemount™ 3308 GWR Wireless Level Transmitter delivers enhanced accuracy that can be verified without opening the thief hatch, thereby increasing safety

A high-performance version of the Rosemount™ 3308 Guided Wave Radar (GWR) Wireless Level Transmitter has been introduced by Emerson.  It the first standalone wireless radar level device to comply with the API 18.2 standard that provides guidance for crude oil custody transfer from small lease tanks. The transmitter – part of Emerson’s Plantweb™ digital ecosystem portfolio of transformational technologies, software and services – delivers enhanced accuracy which can be verified without having to open a tank’s thief hatch, thereby increasing safety.

“The API 18.2 standard places strict accuracy demands on level measurement instrumentation because high levels of uncertainty during custody transfer can have significant financial implications,” said Christoffer Widahl, product management lead with Emerson’s measurement and analytical business. “Measurement precision is therefore essential in these applications, and the enhanced performance of the Rosemount 3308 delivers the high accuracy required to reduce uncertainty and comply with API 18.2.”

An upgraded microwave module has made the Rosemount 3308 more tolerant to difficult process conditions and therefore able to deliver a more sensitive and repeatable measurement and higher accuracy. API 18.2 requires level transmitters to operate with 1/8” (3mm) resolution and 3/16” (4.7mm) measurement accuracy, which the Rosemount 3308 achieves when set up in high-performance mode. This then enables it to achieve the installed accuracy of 1/4” (6.3mm) required to comply with API 18.2. In standard mode, the accuracy of the device has been improved to 1/5” (5mm).

Accuracy can be easily verified in just a few minutes using the Rosemount VeriCase mobile verification tool. This straightforward procedure does not require a tank’s thief hatch to be opened or any product to be transferred. Opening the thief hatch can cause high concentrations of hydrocarbon gases and vapours to be released, putting worker health at risk, so eliminating this requirement is an important safety improvement.

In addition to providing the accuracy required for custody transfer applications, the Rosemount 3308 also delivers reliability in continuous level and interface monitoring applications in refineries, oil fields, offshore platforms and chemical plants, thereby providing a cost-effective standardised solution across an entire facility. The Rosemount 3308 is a top-mounted device that is virtually unaffected by changing process conditions such as density, conductivity, temperature and pressure, and because it does not have moving parts, no calibration is required, and maintenance is minimised. A wide range of process connections, probe styles and accessories ensure application flexibility.

For applications involving interfaces, the high accuracy of the Rosemount 3308 helps to maintain product separation by issuing an early warning if an interface is identified where there should be only one liquid. By reducing uncertainty and optimising product quality it helps to produce significant savings for end users.

Wireless technology significantly reduces installation and configuration time for level measurement applications and can typically reduce costs by at least 30 percent compared with a wired solution. The Rosemount 3308 can be installed and operating in less than an hour – reliably transmitting data via a wireless gateway to a control system or data historian. Status information and device diagnostics are easily accessible from the control room, reducing maintenance requirements and enhancing operator safety by eliminating unnecessary field trips.

• Radar level measurement best practice. by Sarah Parker, Applications Manager, Emerson Process Management, Rosemount division (Sept 2010)

@EMR_Automation #PAuto @Emerson_News