Electromagnetic Flowmeter Designed for Process Applications

ABB Instrumentation has launched a range of electromagnetic flowmeters specifically targeted at the chemical, power, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and metals and mining markets. Part of the FlowMaster portfolio of flowmeters, ProcessMaster is packed with features that will enable users to operate more efficiently, reduce costs and increase profitability. ProcessMaster is available in a range of sizes from 1/10 inch to 80 inches.

The modular design offers a range of liners and electrodes to meet the needs of the most demanding applications. Whether an integral, remote or pipe-mounted installation is required, a configurable common electronics platform provides a tailor-made solution. ProcessMaster incorporates self-cleaning and double-sealed electrodes, enhancing reliability and performance. By using a higher excitation frequency combined with advanced filtering, ProcessMaster improves measurement accuracy by reducing the impact of fluid and electrode noise.

The high temperature design, in combination with a reinforced PFA liner, improves vacuum stability and prevents potential liner deformation. Industry-optimized linings such as hard rubber, soft rubber, PTFE, ETFE and PFA ensure resistance to abrasion and chemicals. Additionally, ProcessMaster offers a NEMA 4X-optimized sensor design.

The backlit, graphical display can be rotated through 270 degrees without the need for any tools, allowing field teams to customize the display that best fits their needs. “Through-the-glass” control allows local operator interface to input short, quick data for all user-specific parameters. The universal ABB Human Machine Interface (HMI) simplifies operation, maintenance and training, thereby reducing cost of ownership and providing one common user experience.

All product versions utilize a common electronics cartridge to simplify installation and lower spare part costs and inventory. This same cartridge can be deployed in integral and remote installations — including hazardous area locations — and features active/passive current and pulsed outputs. Standard HART protocol enables online modification and monitoring of parameters. Advanced data storage inside the sensor eliminates the need to match sensor and transmitter in the field. On initial installation, the self-configuration sequence automatically replicates all data into the transmitter, eliminating the opportunity for errors and leading to increased speed of start up.

Redundant storage of data in both the sensor and the transmitter memory is continually updated during all operations to ensure total integrity of the measurement. The on-board sensor memory eliminates the possible problems associated with pluggable data memory modules. Alarms and warnings are classified in accordance with NAMUR NE107.

ProcessMaster monitors its own operability and your process. Using the infrared service port, future enhanced diagnostics can be inserted without interrupting operations.

All ABB flowmeters are designed and manufactured in accordance with international quality procedures (ISO 9001) and are calibrated on nationally traceable calibration rigs to provide the end-user with quality and performance.

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