FC8800 Digital Flow Computer


KROHNE, Inc. announces its Summit FC8800 Digital Flow Computer with graphic display. KROHNE’s focus for the product  was to improve five focus areas: Performance, Handling, Communications, Versatility and Security.

To improve  performance, KROHNE’s Summit FC8800 uses a modern processor with a fast ¼ second processing cycle. The flow computer utilizes not just one shared processor, but one dedicated processor per I/O board. Internal operations are based on the time-tried Application Builder Software, and there is a removable, 2GB card to store data with enough capacity to last for years.

For ease of operation/handling, a scroll-and-click navigation is employed, and KROHNE has added a large, easy to read color display, with multi-color traffic light guidance and touch-screen operation. To address the issue of versatility, KROHNE has introduced the concept of modularity, permitting the user to plug in I/O boards as needed for up to 8 streams, analyzers or additional communications.

Security for the Summit FC8800 is a unique concept featuring an optional, personalized electronic proximity key. Security also includes multi-level access and an authorization level,  and for the first time ever in a flow computer, KROHNE has separated fiscal from maintenance data, permitting remote maintenance without compromises. The security system provides a full audit trail with personalized I.D.’s.

With the new Summit FC8800, KROHNE has created a new meaning to flow computing by providing features that are totally in line with current developments in metering, data handling, and system maintenance, at an extremely competitive  price. The Summit FC8800 has no limitations on the type of metering it can be used with, and the products measured cover the entire spectrum from oil, gas, wet gas, steam and water.

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