Advanced electromagnetic flowmeter designed for process applications


ABB Instrumentation has launched a new range of electromagnetic flowmeters specifically targeted at the chemical, power, oil & gas, pulp & paper and metals & mining markets. Part of the new FlowMaster portfolio of flowmeters, ProcessMaster is packed with advanced features and functionality that will bring superior measurement capabilities and enable users to operate more efficiently, reduce costs and increase profitably. ProcessMaster is available in the unmatched range of sizes 1/10 inch to 80 inches. The new modular design offers the industry’s widest range of liners and electrodes to meet the needs of even the most demanding applications. Whether an integral, remote or pipe mounted installation is required, a configurable common electronics platform provides the best tailor-made solution. ProcessMaster incorporates self-cleaning and double sealed electrodes, enhancing reliability and performance. By using a higher excitation frequency combined with advanced filtering, ProcessMaster improves measurement accuracy by reducing the impact of fluid and electrode noise. The high temperature design in combination with a reinforced PFA liner improves vacuum stability, prevents potential liner deformation and makes ProcessMaster a perfect fit for all hot-fluid applications. Industry optimized linings such as hard rubber, soft rubber, PTFE, ETFE and PFA ensure resistance to abrasion and chemicals. Additionally ProcessMaster offers a NEMA 4X optimized sensor design. The backlit, graphical display can be easily rotated through 270 degrees without the need for any tools, allowing field teams to customize the display that best fits their needs. “Through-the-glass” control allows local operator interface to input short, quick data for all user specific parameters. The universal ABB Human Machine Interface (HMI) simplifies operation, maintenance and training, thereby reducing cost of ownership and providing one common user experience. All product versions utilize a common electronics cartridge to simplify installation and lower spare part costs and inventory. This same cartridge can be deployed in integral and remote installations - including hazardous area locations - and features active/passive current and pulsed outputs. Standard HART protocol enables online modification and monitoring of parameters. Advanced data storage inside the sensor eliminates the need to match sensor and transmitter in the field. On initial installation, the self-configuration sequence automatically replicates all data into the transmitter, eliminating the opportunity for errors and leading to increased speed of start up. Redundant storage of data in both the sensor and the transmitter memory is continually updated during all operations to ensure total integrity of the measurement. The on-board sensor memory eliminates the possible problems associated with pluggable data memory modules. ProcessMaster is proven to be robust and reliable, with unmatched diagnostic capabilities providing the right information to keep the process up and running. Alarms and warnings are classified in accordance with NAMUR NE107. ProcessMaster monitors its own operability and your process. Using the infrared service port, future enhanced diagnostics can be inserted without interrupting operations. All ABB flowmeters are designed and manufactured in accordance with international quality procedures (ISO 9001) and are calibrated on nationally-traceable calibration rigs to provide the end-user with complete assurance of both quality and performance.
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