Radar level gage with wireless capability

Honeywell releases new OneWireless version of FlexLine radar level gage equipped for ISA100.11a data communication.

By Peter Welander August 17, 2009

Honeywell Process Solutions has released its ISA100.11a-ready wireless radar gage, which the company says is the first such device with that capability. The company says the FlexLine wireless radar gage is able to capture a wide array of tank measurements and transmit them quickly via the OneWireless network to control rooms.

The gage is the latest addition to Honeywell’s growing OneWireless family of industrial wireless solutions for process applications. Based on equipment compatible with the ISA100.11a standard, Honeywell says OneWireless networks can simultaneously accommodate multiple wireless protocols and thousands of field devices ranging from transmitters and gage readers to mobile handheld devices and RFID tags.

In addition to level measurement, the FlexLine gage can track temperature, pressure, and overfill, eliminating the need for multiple gages and transmitters. The family has passed the highest accuracy and security standards set by The Dutch Weight and Measurement (W&M) authority, a key designation for the device to be used for loading and unloading tank liquids from ships and trucks. In addition to meeting the Dutch standards, the gage has been submitted for review by weight and measurement authorities in several other countries.

"Terminals today are striving for more efficient production, which means operators need more information and diagnostics from the field to better understand how their assets are functioning," says John Joosten, radar and safety product manager for Honeywell Enraf.


-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com,
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