Learn about Industrial and Commercial Level and Flow Control metering and control with this multi-episode ControlTrends’ live training course, featuring Honeywell Marketing Manager, Tom Brands. Learn about Honeywell’s Smart Line Level Applications and the why’s, how’s, and different ways to measure levels and become a better adviser to your customers.
Honeywell’s Experion LX Experion® LX is a purpose-built distributed control system (DCS) for continuous and batch process control applications. Boost plant efficiency and flexibility with a proven distributed control system from Honeywell that lowers your total cost of ownership.
It’s ideal for a wide range of processes from smaller 1,000 process I/O points to mid-size 10,000 process I/O points and up to 50,000 SCADA points. It supports 10-15 operator stations and up to five DSA clusters.
What Is It?
With Experion LX, users can:
Manage all continuous process control applications
Optimize batch and sequence-oriented applications
Scale from a single personal computer and controller to many stations and controllers
Benefit from Honeywell’s latest C300 controller and new Series 8 I/O platform
Utilize in-built function blocks, pre-built templates and rich function libraries
Address their specific requirements
Integrate with existing automation systems, including PLCs, DCS, RTUs, drives and smart field devices.
Its straightforward configuration and advanced engineering tools enable faster project implementation and system changes to meet changing business demands.
How Does It Work?
Experion LX is packed with features for controlling and optimizing applications:
Experion C300 controller for powerful and robust control
Controller-based S88-compliant modular batch control
High-performance Fault Tolerant Ethernet (FTE) network
Revolutionary Profit Loop algorithm for predictive control
Series 8 I/O module design for compact footprint, and easy installation and maintenance
Optional redundancy at all levels: server, network, C300 controller, Series 8 I/O modules
Powerful reporting tool for fast debugging and system maintenance
Smart device integration through industry standard protocols, such as HART, Modbus and Profibus™
Distributed Server Architecture (DSA) for integration of processes across multiple units, control rooms or geographies
Easy-to-use engineering tools with templates, bulk build and bulk edit functions, control strategy simulation, loop tuning and pre-built displays.
What Problems Does It Solve?
Experion LX helps users:
Maximize plant uptime and improve plant reliability
Optimize plant efficiency and increase scalability for future expansion
Boost plant performance and agility to respond to business changes
Enhance operator effectiveness and safety through alarm management, display management and procedural operations designed in association with the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium
Communicate effortlessly with third-party devices and drives
Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Effective control and monitoring of a process requires accurate and consistent measurement of different process variables. Honeywell’s SMV 3000 Smart Multivariable Flow Transmitter measures the flow of virtually any liquid, gas or slurry for which a primary flow element exists to provide a differential measurement. This transmitter combines integrated sensor and microprocessor technologies, as well as dynamic flow compensation, to produce the most accurate and consistent flow measurement possible. The transmitters help improve product yield, increase process efficiency and enhance plant safety, while significantly lowering the total cost of ownership.
Honeywell’s Smart Multivariable Transmitters have a unique single capsule sensor design, with a piezoresistive sensor as the measuring means. The sensor actually contains three sensors – a differential pressure sensor, an absolute or gauge pressure sensor, and a process temperature sensor – to provide highly accurate measurements. The flexible software of the transmitters further allows flow calculation for liquids, gases and steam. The flow calculation may include compensation of pressure and/or temperature as well as more complex variables such as viscosity, discharge coefficient, thermal expansion factor, velocity of approach factor and gas expansion factor.
Want to know more about this product? Call one of the industrial process experts at Stromquist & Company at 800-241-9471.
Thanks to our friends at Lesman Instruments for this excellent webinar on how to chose the correct level technology for measuring and controlling level in your industrial process.
Honeywell offers Trendview data recorders and an advanced analysis software suite to meet data recording needs. Three models are available with screen types that display various combinations of horizontal and vertical charts, digital values and bar graphs. The recorders feature a color display which ranges in size from 5.7” to 12.1” and supports 3 to 48 inputs, making the products ideal for plant managers, engineers, maintenance managers, quality control personnel, and operators. These recorders characterize analog inputs collected from various devices, and then digitize them internally using a converter. The data is made available using various communications protocols for real-time and FTP uploads using the Honeywell TrendServer Software. Advanced features like patented Fuzzy Logging increase the amount of representative data stored in the memory.
To complement the recorders, Honeywell offers the TrendManager Software Suite. This package of tools helps in graphing continuous and batch data, analyzing and archiving data, configuring the paperless recorders, setting up scheduled uploads of recorder data or acquiring data in real-time and exporting this to other software packages such as Excel. The software suite includes TrendViewer Pro, TrendManager Pro, TrendServer Pro, TrendServer Pro with an OPC Server, and a database management tool.
Belimo’s SY Series actuators were designed to work with their butterfly valves and other quarter turn valve applications. The patented gear drive mechanism provides for efficient, smooth operation while allowing easy manual override at any time. All units have NEMA 4X ratings, and to make life a little easier, wiring diagrams are affixed to the outside of the housing on the permanently attached product label. Other features include:
- Easily visible position indicators
- International standard ISO5211 mounting systems
- Internal thermal motor overload protection
- Dual auxiliary Form C switches
- Easily accessible wiring termination points
These actuators are great for new and retrofit HVAC and Industrial valve applications. Belimo has excellent retrofit solutions for almost any existing valve type. If you are in GA or FL contact Stromquist at 800-241-9471 for assistance with any of your Belimo needs. If you are outside of GA or FL, visit www.belimo.us to find your area representative.
Thanks to our super hero friend John Rowe, from AC Controls, for showing us the easy way to program a PID loop in an HC900 Controller.
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