Product Spotlight - Water: December 2021

Product Spotlight  - Water: December 2021

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Municipal water systems can include hundreds or even thousands of measuring devices. Particularly for basic applications, demands for simplicity in commissioning, operation and maintenance have increased significantly in recent years. The Proline 10 from Endress+Hauser meets this requirement without compromising accuracy and quality.

“Simplicity is the top priority for this transmitter platform,” says Adam Booth, product marketing manager – Flow at Endress+Hauser. “Part of that simplicity is offering four methods of interfacing.”

Both commissioning and operation are time-saving in the field as well as in the control room. The commissioning wizard enables the device to be configured on-site either using the auto-rotatable and high-contrast LCD touch screen or the SmartBlue app via Bluetooth. The latter approach is particularly useful when devices are installed in difficult-to-access locations.

Even if warning or error messages occur during operation, Proline 10 does not leave the user in the lurch. The integrated device diagnostics categorize errors that occur in accordance with NAMUR NE107, visualize their cause and offer appropriate remedies. This quick and easy process leads the user back to error-free operation.

The Heartbeat Technology order option enables permanent self-diagnostics with the highest level of diagnostic coverage as well as a traceable device verification without process interruption. The integrated real-time clock ensures that each verification receives an automatically generated timestamp. Heartbeat Technology reduces risks in a plant and thus increases its reliability and availability. “Basically Heartbeat tests the unit and creates a verifiable third-party document that provides individual results,” says Booth. 

Proline transmitters make no compromise in terms of performance and accuracy, according to Booth. The digital signal processing begins in the intelligent sensor and is the basis for reliable, exact measurement. This means that the transmitter can simultaneously record multiple measured values and forward them to a process control system. Complete access to all measurement data, including diagnostic data acquired by Heartbeat Technology, is possible at any time — thanks to digital data transmission over HART or Modbus RS485 and over the corresponding signal outputs.

“This information is accessible via our free DeviceCare or paid FieldCare software,” says Booth. “Every portion is designed to be user-friendly.” 



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