Endress+Hauser’s plug-and-play flowmeter for utilities
Simple, reliable and maintenance-free instruments that combine high performance with a compact envelope are becoming increasingly more commonplace in industrial process measurement applications. With their Picomag flowmeter, Endress+Hauser has developed a smart plug-and-play solution designed specifically with utilities in mind. Read on to find out more about the Endress+Hauser Picomag.
Not only does Endress+Hauser’s Picomag flowmeter measure the flow of conductive fluids, but also their temperature and conductivity. It also offers easy commissioning with Bluetooth using its SmartBlue App, as well as seamless system integration thanks to IO-Link technology. All of which makes Picomag well and truly ready for Industry 4.0.
Features and benefits of the Endress+Hauser Picomag
Due to its compact design, Picomag can be installed into any pipe up to 50 millimetres (2") in diameter, even in confined spaces. There are various process connections available, such as NPT-thread, R-thread, internal thread, Tri-Clamp or Victaulic.
Picomag is a cost-optimised solution for applications where the focus is on high repeatability (±0.2% o.f.s.) and thus reliable measured values. For instance, for correctly measuring water flows or for minimising energy costs in utility applications.
Further features and benefits include:
- Reliable measuring and monitoring of industrial water, cooling water or warm water.
- Requires no inlet and outlet runs and thus can be mounted directly before or after a pipe bend.
- Simultaneous measurement of flow, temperature and conductivity.
- Time-saving device configuration, even in difficult to reach places, thanks to Bluetooth connectivity.
- Wireless and secure access to all device data by use of the intuitive SmartBlue App via Bluetooth.
- Flexible integration into all established Fieldbus systems via IO-Link.
- User-friendly, auto-rotatable display, with automatic adjustment to the mounting position.
Advanced display and Bluetooth connection
The large, user-friendly display allows a quick reading of flow, temperature and totaliser values. Errors occurring during operations, for example, a partial pipe filling or an exceeded temperature limit, are displayed via diagnostic symbols in accordance with NAMUR recommendation NE107. For optimal readability, the screen rotates automatically depending on the installation position. Configuration parameters can be called up and monitored by simply knocking on the device.
With Bluetooth connection, it is possible to carry out wireless configuration or data retrieval over a distance of 10 metres – even at installation sites that are difficult to access. The free-of-charge SmartBlue App from Endress+Hauser, which is available for Android and iOS devices, provides the user with quick and easy navigation through all device and diagnostic functions.
IO-Link data transmission
Another highlight is the digital data transmission to process control systems via IO-Link technology. This communication standard can be combined with all conventional Fieldbus systems, thus offering maximum flexibility of installation into existing infrastructures.
The IO-Link master allows comprehensive data access through the control room. Other advantages include the automatic transfer of parameters after a device replacement as well as low wiring effort as compared to conventional wiring.
For more information, visit www.uk.endress.com/en.
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