Krohne, a global manufacturer and provider of process instrumentation, has added an electronic differential pressure (eDP) version to its Optibar family with the launch of Optibar 5060 eDP.
It aims at level, density and differential pressure applications within closed vessels as well as density compensated level measurement in open tanks.
Compared to classic DP installations with diaphragm seal and capillaries, Optibar 5060 eDP provides a cost-efficient connection to and installation on the vessel: it requires smaller process connections, and the connection between taps is realised via an electronic signal cable instead of oil filled capillaries.
Optibar 5060 eDP starts from G½ process connections, and allows for a maximum distance of up to 25 m / 75 ft between top and bottom tap. Thus, cost and installation as well as maintenance time can be saved, especially with tall vessels that would require long capillaries.
For the eDP version, many of the features of the regular Optibar 5060 series are available, e.g. optional Bluetooth communication via smartphone or tablet (with Opticheck Pressure Mobile app). It can be configured with metallic or ceramic process diaphragms, a wide range of (hygienic) process connections, various communication options up to FF and Profibus-PA, and housing materials from plastic to stainless steel.
Frank Janssens, Vice President, Krohne Middle East and Africa, stated at the launch: “We are delighted to welcome this new addition to the portfolio as it allows our valued customers to take advantage of efficiencies across their processes whilst still relying on the quality build and trusted engineering that is an added value associated with the Krohne brand. Our Solutions and Services divisions are already seeing uptake and interest in the development and an overall increase in customer satisfaction as a result.”
The Optibar 5060 eDP also features an integrated static pressure measurement for additional process information. It comes with various industry-specific approvals and is SIL 2/3 certified, with the possibility of remote activation of SIL mode via display, DTM or Bluetooth.-- TradeArabia News Service