WirelessHART Level Switch Enables Detection Anywhere
Emerson Process Management recently introduced the industry’s first WirelessHART point level switch, which enables level detection to be made in locations previously inaccessible or too costly for wired devices.
The Rosemount 2160 vibrating fork liquid level switch combines Emerson’s wireless expertise with the Rosemount vibrating short fork technology. It has all the same features as the wired level switches in the Rosemount 2100 series, but without the complication and cost of wiring.
Suitable for almost all liquid applications, the 2160 liquid level switch is virtually unaffected by flow, bubbles, turbulence, foam, vibration, solids content, coating, liquid properties and product variations. It is designed for use in extreme temperatures and performs in harsh process conditions that are unsuitable for other switches. Typical applications include overfill protection, high and low level alarms, pump control (limit detection) and pump protection or empty pipe detection.
The Rosemount 2160 is a component of PlantWeb digital architecture, wirelessly communicating switch output state, diagnostics, and PlantWeb alerts. The wireless switches operate in the WirelessHART self-organizing mesh network which enables the switches to automatically find the best communication path, with greater than 99% data reliability, to the Smart Wireless Gateway.