Foundation Fieldbus

Emerson adds HART 7 to Vortex Meters for easier commissioning, startup and configuration

By FieldComm Group

May 28, 2016

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The ability to efficiently commission field devices reduces startup costs and schedule risk for large projects. Emerson Process Management’s line of Rosemount 8800 Vortex flowmeters now offers HART Protocol Revision 7, which allows for easier identification in the field, commissioning, and configuration.

Properly identifying devices both in the field and in the control room takes the guesswork out of whether or not the correct device is being configured or commissioned. The Locate Device feature of HART 7 displays a visible code on the device’s LCD screen, which allows for quick field identification.

Once connected to the device, or while viewing from the control room, Long Tag allows for a detailed device name to be viewed or loaded into the flowmeter. Long Tag support increases the character limit from the current eight-character tag to 32 characters, allowing the user to create more accurate descriptions necessary to track down each unique device.

HART 7 also offers greater flexibility for device configuration. For the most up to date process information, HART 7 delivers expanded burst mode capabilities to allow the vortex meter to burst up to eight variables and to trigger messages based on process events.

For more information, visit the Emerson Process Management website.