New magnetic flowmeter platform
Emerson Process Management announces the addition of Modbus RS485 and a low power offering to their Rosemount 8700M magnetic f lowmeter platform. The new platform combines reliability with intelligent diagnostics to help users across a variety of industries take advantage of improved installation, maintenance, and process management practices. With the new Modbus output, access to advanced diagnostics, including SMART Meter Verification and new electrode coating detection, provides users with information about the f lowmeter, installation, and process. This enables more informed decision making, easier identification of process issues, and simplified f lowmeter verification. The scalable power supply options now enable access to the reliability of a magnetic f lowmeter coupled with the large amount of data available through the Modbus protocol to provide a solution ideally suited for remote locations where power is limited. The combination of the low power capabilities coupled with the Modbus output create an ideal solution for applications such as well pad water measurement, where oil and gas production companies are looking to control operating expenditures by reducing maintenance costs associated with more traditional measurement technologies.