Emerson Introduces Flow Computer Family
Emerson Process Management introduces a flow computer family consisting of single and dual meter run gas flow computers for the oil and gas industry. The FB1100 and FB1200 serve the explosion-proof environment with an ultra-compact design including integral sensor, battery and I/O options providing high integrity fiscal metering with different flow meter technologies. The FB2100 and FB2200 models are packaged for C1D2 hazardous area locations and provide additional I/O capacity and capability along with a packaged enclosure designed to minimize installation time. The flow computers provide API compliant gas measurement for single or dual meter runs. Extensive alarming, reporting and event log capabilities provide operators with the required data to ensure measurement certainty and production efficiency, according to the company.
Emerson’s flow computer family offers MobileSCADA, allowing a technician to use their laptop or tablet from within their vehicle and avoid hazardous areas. The flow computer will host its own secured Wi-Fi network. Once the secured connection is made, the technician can download metering reports and make operational changes to the configuration of the flow computer, provided they have the required security credentials.
The flow computer family features an interactive display that allows the field technician to securely log in, view the data and make operational or configuration changes. “Buttons” are used to navigate user-friendly menus while maintaining the full hazardous area approval. Emerson’s flow computer family also comes with FBxConnect, which features user-friendly wizards and “fill in the blanks” configuration. This includes software to support required calibration or orifice plate changes while maintaining flow calculations. The flow computers also come with the latest Rosemount multivariable measurement sensor technology, providing high accuracy differential pressure and static pressure measurement with long-term stability to help improve production efficiency.