Honeywell Process Solutions has launched a new range of SmartLineTM industrial temperature transmitters, designed to improve overall plant and employee efficiency.
The new product is part of Honeywell’s SmartLine field instrument product family, the industry’s first modular transmitter family currently available for pressure measurement.
SmartLine temperature transmitters lower plant lifecycle costs by making it easier to maintain fields devices with their unique efficiency enhancing features such as an advanced graphic display capable of showing process data in graphical formats and communications messages from the control room.
Additionally, all SmartLine transmitters, whether they measure pressure or temperature, utlise modular components that simplify field repairs and reduce the parts inventory required to make those repairs. These parts can be easily upgraded or exchanged between different product lines.
SmartLine includes several features to ensure plant reliability and safety. The SmartLine temperature transmitter incorporates:
- A dual compartment housing for maximum robustness.
- Intuitive diagnostics for both the transmitter and sensor.
- Transmitter display that offers a real time view of the sensor health to support proactive maintenance.
Furthermore, to reduce lifecycle costs, the transmitter features a built in dual input and digital output option to minimize the number of instruments needed for both monitoring and switching needs.
Employee efficiency features include wiring polarity insensitivity and local configuration capabilities. SmartLine transmitters cannot be damaged by reversed loop wiring polarity and will function correctly if reverse connected. This protection significantly helps during a plant start-up, when time can be wasted locating and repairing incorrectly wired devices. In addition, an advanced display and local configuration provides capabilities for field operators to configure the device in the field, solve problems and avoid errors with no need for a handheld device.
Don Maness, vice president and general manager, Field Products, Honeywell Process Solutions, commented: “The SmartLine temperature transmitter is based on the same proven platform as our current SmartLine pressure transmitter. They provide our customers with better performance, unique features that lower their total cost of ownership, and the best integration capabilities available when used with our Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS). SmartLine helps reduce project costs and startup time, avoid unplanned downtime, improve product quality, and shorten time to repair”.
“Companies today are trying to do more with fewer experts. The SmartLine platform makes employees more efficient with the ability to use the display to communicate with field personnel. In addition, with the modular design, employees can use similar parts between both pressure and temperature models, making it faster and easier to change a part or upgrade the devices”.
Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.
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