Honeywell Enraf unveils new loading controller
Delft, Netherlands, March 18, 2014
Honeywell Enraf has launched its Fusion4 MSC-L, a sophisticated multi-stream controller for loading products from refineries and chemical plants into transports such as railcars, tankers and barges.
The controller offers a device interface to enable every installation, operation and maintenance function to be controlled in the field using a large display and integrated keyboard that works as a complete hazardous area operating station, said a statement.
It can operate up to six loading arms simultaneously, providing safe, reliable control for road loading, as well as tank farm transfers and marine and rail terminal operations.
Richard Thompson, general manager, said: “The Fusion4 MSC-L lets operators do more with less. It can control more streams, with high accuracy, than any other device, so users need fewer units. The intuitive interface and display give those in the field full system visibility and control to get more done in less time.”
Like the other devices in the Fusion4 portfolio covering blending and additive control, MSC-L offers an innovative user experience. The mobile phone and tablet computing ‘apps’ cut training times and reduce the risk of human error.
Other MSC-L features are also designed with a focus on cost effectiveness and versatility, including a hazardous area, explosion proof design; live data transfer in hazardous areas, with safe, secure two-way data communication using the handheld Fusion4 LAD for rapid transfer of transaction data, configuration files and calibration records; user configurable and expandable I/Os; start-up in under one minute, with calibration wizards and zero downtime upgrades; real-time stream, I/O type and system diagnostics.
It also features advanced alarm handling for twice as many alarms as any other available device; and compatibility with Honeywell Enraf’s safe area device monitoring software package Fusion4 Portal for remote monitoring and configuration of hazardous area devices, as well as MID approved bill of lading printing, scheduled summary printing, alarm management and transaction audit trails to boost efficiency and compliance.
A modular design enables Honeywell Enraf systems to upgrade cost effectively, while multiple protocol libraries and communication network capabilities offers cost effective integration with other industry standard terminal automation systems to avoid expensive alterations to existing equipment, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service