ABB Limited (stand 308) and its Instrumentation Alliance partner, JWF Process Solutions Ltd (stand 118), will be hosting two workshops at the Instrumentation Scotland & Offshore Systems exhibition, as well as showcasing the latest temperature, pressure, data recording and flowmetering technologies.
The first workshop, Wireless – providing the key to unlocking stranded information in your field instruments, will commence at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 8th September. Presented by ABB’s process communications expert, Gareth Johnston, the workshop will show how WirelessHART technology can be added to existing field instruments to enable operators to access a raft of new process and maintenance information. Although wireless technology is unlikely to replace analogue 4-20mA or fieldbus communications, it offers an attractive alternative in locations where conventional communications would be difficult or expensive to install.
The second workshop, presented by ABB’s DP flow expert, Ian Robertson, is titled A solution to measure the flow rate of Wet Gas. In wellhead applications, the mixture of fluids and gases has traditionally been separated into its various phases to enable accurate measurement of each of the component phases, a critical requirement in determining production capabilities. Although effective, this approach can also be very costly. This workshop will explain how using a wet gas flowmeter to determine the gas and liquid phases can offer significant CAPEX savings compared to expensive separation equipment, ideal for marginal fields where profits can be tight.
The event will also provide an opportunity for visitors to see ABB’s latest product offering for oil, gas and petrochemical applications.
A major attraction will be the latest generation of ABB’s 2600T pressure transmitter family. New features include the use of ABB’s common HMI platform, which now features across its instrumentation product range. Enabling operators to easily scroll through and select options, the HMI simplifies operation, maintenance and training, reducing cost of ownership and providing a consistent user experience. Other key features include an easily replaceable electronics module, enabling transmitters to be quickly and safely upgraded in the field and a standard safety pressure transmitter variant, approved to IEC61508 and TUV Nord for use in SIL2 applications up to 600 bar.
The 2600T series also has the optional extra of ABB’s Plugged Impulse Line Detection system (PILD). Incorporated within the transmitter itself, the system compares the application background noise against a pre-programmed baseline to detect blocked impulse lines, with any blockages being relayed as an alarm via HART, Profibus or Foundation Fieldbus.
Also on show will be examples of ABB’s ProcessMaster flowmeter. With a choice of liner and sensor electrode options, plus other features including a host of diagnostic capabilities, the ProcessMaster is ideal for oil and gas applications demanding enhanced performance with reduced complexity.
These products will be accompanied by ABB’s surface mount temperature assemblies for demanding applications, plus the SM500F field mountable data recorder, an electronic data recorder that can be installed anywhere with a choice of pipe, panel and wall mounting options.