Berkshire, U.K.— The 4112 Dew Point and Temperature Transmitter measures moisture in processes where it has been previously impossible to do so because of temperature limits, contaminants, and harsh environments. The sensingelement combines a moisture sensor and platinum RTD at the probe tip and is designed to operate continuously at temperatures up to 165 °C.
Cupertino, Calif. —SpectraFoil is a full-sheet measurement sensor for the wet end of the paper machine and the FullWeb Advanced Systems Technology (FAST) control package. Rather than employ a scanner, the sensor provides instantaneous cross-direction (CD) and machine-direction (MD) water weight measurements.
Foxboro, Mass.—Foxboro's I/A Series Intelligent Positioner is said to extend the benefit of the I/A Series system to the valve, fully "closing" the intelligent control loop. The device communicates setpoints to the valve as a direct digital signal, without the imprecision of analog transmission and without the cost or complexity of separate multiplexers.
Fisher-Rosemount recently contracted with ARCO-Alaska Inc. to install the world's first F OUNDATION Fieldbus on an oil production site at ARCO's West Sak facility on Alaska's North Slope. Expected to begin this past December, the project's initial phase includes 50 oil wells.
Krohne's new multichannel ultrasonic flowmeter is accurate and reliable enough to be used for the first time in custody transfer applications. The petroleum industry demands this type of application, but has traditionally had to use turbine meters, which are costly and require cleaning and calibration.
San Carlos, Calif.— ESD Series actuator is a highspeed electric device that can open or close valves in response to emergency signals within 0.7 sec. The device can respond to signals for various sensors including seismometers, toxic gas, flowmeters, pressure gages, and temperature monitors. Features low maintenance operation and a battery-backup (Ni-Cd) system .
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Trends in Process Variable Transmitters Diagnostic capabilities Digital protocols Faster communication ONLINE See this product focus at www.controleng.com for additional information. Process variable transmitters (PVTs) perform a type of dance that goes on between various processes and the transmitter moving information to the end-user.
Boulder, Colo.— Micro Motion Inc. unveiled its new MVD (multivariable digital) Technology at its Perspectives 2001 media event on Feb. 28-March 2. MVD Technology reportedly makes Micro Motion's flowmeters work smarter by using front-end digital processing to reduce signal noise and allow faster response time than with analog devices.