Yokogawa develops multi-protocol wireless adaptor
Tokyo, February 4, 2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed a multi-protocol wireless adaptor that will enable wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless devices.
The models that support communications based on Hart and RS485 Modbus standards are set to be released in May and July.
The company also plans to release additional models that will cover other standards to facilitate the introduction of field wireless systems in plants.
The field wireless systems will enable the field devices and the host-level monitoring, control, and other systems in a plant to communicate wirelessly with each other.
They have numerous advantages such as allowing the placement of field instruments or analytical sensors in difficult to wire locations, eliminating the need for cables to connect devices, and costing less to install.
In accordance with its Wireless Anywhere concept, Yokogawa is seeking to promote the plant-wide use of field wireless systems by developing ISA100 Wireless devices such as this multi-protocol wireless adaptor.
The multi-protocol wireless adaptor is mounted on a wired field instrument or analytical sensor, the instrument or sensor is able to function as an ISA100 Wireless device.
It may be used with any type of wired field instrument or analytical sensor commonly used in plants, including those used to monitor temperature, pressure, liquid level, or vibration, or to detect gas and is compatible with both Yokogawa devices and devices from other vendors.
The major target industries include oil and gas, LNG, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, foods, and iron and steel.
The company is set to demonstrate the multi-protocol wireless adaptor at the ARC Industry Forum to be held from February 10 to 13 in Orlando, Florida.
In line with the Wireless Anywhere concept, Yokogawa plans to continue to expand its lineup of ISA100 Wireless solutions and promote the use of field wireless technologies. - TradeArabia News Service