You know the drill, you have to run all over you site to calibrate your sensors. And remember the number of transmitters and sensors you placed about a foot off the ground so you could measure a heavy gas? Yeah, the ones that saved you a few dollars to mount together. You’re probably excited about getting to lay on the floor to calibrate them, scrolling through menus with the supplied magnet and hoping that you are reading everything correctly.
Would you be happy (or less not happy) if you could use your HART communicator to calibrate them?
Yes? Well then prepare to be happy. We spent a little time with Honeywell a few weeks ago and they walked us through a way to use the Emerson 475 to program the Honeywell XNX gas detection transmitter. There is a local HART port on the XNX that allows the user to plug in their HART communicator and use it for programming, zeroing and calibration. There is not a wireless feature as of yet.
If you are already using HART communicator, and you likely spent a fair amount on it, this provides you with yet another use for it . This will help further standardize you maintenance programs, make it easier to record data, and (importantly) also help justify the purchase.
The majority of smart field devices installed worldwide today are HART enabled. HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) Protocol is the global standard for sending and receiving digital information across analog wires between smart devices and control or monitoring system. To find out more about HART.
HART is being used wordwide. Read how one company is using HART for its proactive maintenance.
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