BROOKS INSTRUMENT ADDS FOUNDATION™ FIELDBUS
TRANSMITTER TO ITS MT3809 SERIES VARIABLE AREA FLOW METERS
The Brooks Instrument MT3809 metal tube variable area flow meter is now available with an optional FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus transmitter. The addition of the FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus transmitter makes it easier to integrate the popular MT3809 with automation control systems across the plant enterprise. step-by-step video The FOUNDATION Fieldbus transmitter is a compact microprocessor device that interfaces directly with the MT3809 flow meter. A single 2-wire bus connection compliant with the international FOUNDATION Fieldbus standard provides power to the transmitter and communications access. The flow meter itself does not require power. The new transmitter makes it easier to access multiple MT3809 VA flow meter variables, including:
- Flow rates
- Totalization, both resettable and inventory measurement
- Calibration factors
- Hi-low alarm parameters, which enable facilities and systems operators to be notified if gas or fluid flow rates fall outside set values
In addition, the MT3809 VA flow meter has a local operator interface with LCD display for insight into flow status and fluid measurement. These outputs are configurable and can be shown in various engineering units. Operators can also change parameters without removing the housing cover, enabling changes to be made in hazardous areas. The FOUNDATION Fieldbus transmitter on the Brooks Instrument MT3809 VA flow meter is equipped with the most up-to-date version of the FOUNDATION Fieldbus protocol, ITK 6.0. The transmitter and alarm options have worldwide safety approvals as well as SIL 2 safety certification. With the MT3809 VA flow meter, users can specify a single flow meter model that works across an extremely wide range of high and low flow rates and operating temperatures — from -198ºC to 420ºC (-325ºF to 788ºF) — with a maximum pressure rating up to 6,000 psi (413 bar) for standard units. In addition, the explosion-proof housing meets the most stringent hazardous-area classifications worldwide while a flameproof option is available for IIC/Class 1, Division 1 locations. For more information about the Brooks Instrument MT3809 VA flow meter with FOUNDATION Fieldbus capabilities, send Control Plus Inc an email below.