Intelligent Buoyancy Transmitter with Torque Tube for Liquid Level, Interface and Density244LD

244ld buoyancy interface density

Manufactured byfoxboro

The intelligent transmitter 244LD is designed to perform continuous measurements for liquid level, interface or density of liquids in the process of all industrial applications. The measurement is based on the proven Archimedes buoyancy principle and thus extremely robust and durable. Measuring values can be transferred analog and digital. Digital communication facilitates complete operation and configuration via PC or control system. Despite extreme temperatures, high process pressure and corrosive liquids, the 244LD measures with consistent reliability and high precision. It is approved for installations in contact with explosive atmospheres. The 244LD combines the abundant experience of FOXBORO ECKARDT with most advanced digital technology.

FEATURES

  • Communication HART, PROFIBUS PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus
  • Conventional operation with local keys
  • Easy adaptation to the measuring point without calibration at the workshop
  • Backdocumentation of measuring point
  • Continuous self-diagnostics
  • Configurable safety value
  • Software lock for local keys and reconfiguration
  • Approved for SIL applications
  • Simulation of analog output for loop-check
  • Local display in %, mA or physical units
  • Signal noise suppression by Smart Smoothing
  • Linear or customized characteristic
  • Process temperature from –196 °C to +400 °C
  • Materials for use with aggressive media
  • Micro sintermetal sensor technologyv Separate mounting of sensor and amplifier with remote amplifier mounting kit

METHOD OF OPERATION

The buoyancy force of the displacer is transferred via transmission lever and torque tube to operating rod of the sensor, where it acts on free end of sensor element. Four thin film metal strain gauge elements are sputtered onto sensor element, which change their resistance in the ratio of the tensile or pressure tension. These four thin film metal strain gauge elements are connected as a Wheatstone full bridge supplied from amplifier. The voltage at the diagonal bridge section which is proportional to the effective weight is fed to the electronic amplifier as an input signal. This voltage is converted via the electronic amplifier into the 4 to 20 mA or digital two-wire output signal. The amplifier is supplied by the signal current circuit in twowire mode.

Measuring principle

Any body immersed into a liquid is subject to Archimedian buoyancy force which depends on the liquid density. This is exploited to determine liquid level, density and interface level by suspending a displacer with constant cylindric shape into a liquid. Changes in buoyancy forces are proportional to liquid level changes and are converted to a measuring signal. The displacer is fully immersed for density and interface level detection. It is important that the position of the displacer changes as little as possible over the measuring range.

TECHNICAL DATA

Data refer to the sensor material Type 316L (1.4404) Explosion protection certificates must be observed!

  • Input / Output
  • Measuring ranges . . . . . . . . 50mmto 50m upper and lower range value continuously adjustable
  • Standard lenghts of Displacer (104DE) . . . . . . . . 350 .. 3000 mm, 14 .. 120 in;
  • further lenghts on request Weight of displacer 1) . . . . . . max. 25N
  • Measuring span. . . . . . . . . . 2... 20Ncontin. adjustable
  • (to 1 N on request) Span ratio
  • Turn-down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1 .. 1:10 (1:20 on request)
  • Accuracy 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 0.2 % ; increased accuracy
  • with customized adjustment Transfer function . . . . . . . . . linear or customized with up to 32 setpoints 3)
  • Configuration
  • - with local push buttons and LCD
  • - Digital (see communication ...)
  • Local display . . . . . . . . . . . . LCD5 digits, configurable in %, mA or phys. units
  • Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RBmax = (US – 12V) / 23 mA

Operating conditions

  • Process temperature . . . . . . –196 °C ... +400 °C
  • Pressure rating
  • acc. toDIN . . . . . . . . . . . . PN16, 40, 63, 100, 160, 250
  • acc. to ANSI . . . . . . . . . . . Class 150, 300, 600, 900, 1500
  • Ambient temperature 3) 4)
  • without indicator . . . . . . . . –40 °C... +85 °C
  • with LCDindicator. . . . . . . –40 °C... +70 °C5)
  • Relative humidity . . . . . . . . . = 100%
  • Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . permitted
  • Transportationstorage
  • temperature. . . . . . . –50 °C ... +85 °C
  • Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IP 66 (acc. DIN 40 050)
  • The device can be operated at a class D2 location in
  • accordance with DINIEC 654, part 1.
  • Operation condition effects
  • Ambient temperature . . . . . . –10 °C... +70 °C
  • Zero. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = 0.1 % / 10 K 6)
  • Span . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = 0.07 % / 10 K
  • Process temperature . . . . . . = 0.1 % / 10 K 6)
  • Operating pressure . . . . . . . no influence (vakuum resistant)
  • Transitional behavior
  • Dynamic behavior
  • Damping (90%-time) . . . . . 0 ... 32 s
  • Switch-on time . . . . . . . . . 7 s
  • Step response (63%-time)
  • with damping 0 s. . . . . . . . 2
  • 50ms Update rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/s
  • Long term stability . . . . . . . . = 0.2 % / 6 months at 20°C6)
  • Noise suppression
  • Common mode voltage . . . = AC 250 Veff
  • Common mode rejection . . 120 dB
  • Seriesmode rejection . . . . 50 dB
  • Mains synchronization. . . . 50Hz / 60Hz
  • Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smart Smoothing

Material

    • Material Amplifier housing . . Aluminum (Alloy No. GD-Al Si 12), Polyurethan coated
    • For Sour Gas applications acc. to NACE StandardMR-0175-95:
    • Wafer body . . . . . . . . . . . . 316L (1.4404)
    • Torque tube . . . . . . . . . . . Hastelloy C or Inconel 600
    • see Model Codes
    • Mounting
    • Mounting method . . . . . . . . . sandwich mounted
    • acc. toDIN . . . . . . . . . . . . DN80,DN100
    • acc. to ANSI . . . . . . . . . . . 3 inch, 4 inch
    • see Model Codes
    • Accessories for separate
    • mounting of amplifier . . . . . . remote amplifier mounting kit
    • Length of cable . . . . . . . . . . 3m/ 10m
    • Weight
    • Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . see table page 7
    • Displacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . see table page 10

Electrical connection

  • Cable entry thread . . . . . . . . M20x1.5 or 1/2-14NPT
  • Cable gland and screwed sealing plug have to be ordered
  • separately under model code BUSG ...
  • For equipment in Ex d version, 1 screwed sealing plug made of stainless steel is included in delivery.
  • Screw terminals . . . . . . . . . . wirecross-section up to 2.5 mm²
  • Test sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . Ø 2mm
  • Electromagnetic compatibility EMC
  • Operating conditions . . . . . . industrial environment
  • Immunity according to
  • EN 61326 (3/2002) . . . . . . fulfilled
  • Emission according to
  • EN 61326 (3/2002) . . . . . . fulfilled
  • EN 55011, May 2000,
  • Group 1,Class A. . . . . . . . fulfilled
  • EN 50081-2. . . . . . . . . . . . fulfilled
  • NAMUR recommendation Ne21 Status Aug.1998 fulfilled

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