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Emerson’s vibration transmitter helps prevent unscheduled downtime

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Emerson Process Management’s new CSI 9360 vibration/position transmitter offers users and manufacturers an economical solution for extending basic protection to compressor, pump and fan assets. 

Developed using OEM-supplied specifications, the transmitter detects emerging sleeve bearing issues by capturing vibration or position data and translating it into a 4-20mA signal for monitoring. This advanced warning allows customers to shut down these assets before significant equipment damage occurs or production is impacted.

With its versatility, the CSI 9360 helps users save money by reducing the need for multiple types of transmitters. It can be field-configured for three radial vibration ranges or position with invertible position signal, selectable sensor loop response times and optional sensor fault lock out times. While most transmitters standardize on 5mm sensors, the CSI 9360 supports multiple eddy current sensor sizes.

The CSI 9360 provides users with precise, accurate information for critical operational decision-making. To verify radial vibration or axial thrust movement measurements, the CSI 9360 can be used to perform 2oo3 sensor voting on high-speed shafts as small as 16 mm (5/8”) in diameter.

The transmitter has flexible options for accessing data, making it easier to take timely, corrective action. For data collection and analysis, the buffered output can be accessed through a SMB connection by a portable analyzer such as the CSI 2140. The screw terminal buffered output connection can be directly wired to a monitoring system for detailed analysis or troubleshooting.

For simple installation, the CSI 9360 is loop powered with a standard DIN rail mounting clip or optional panel mount adaptor. The CSI 9360 has standard CSA and ATEX agency safety ratings (pending).

The CSI 9360 makes field changes easy. Given its low component exchange error, users can combine different sensors, extension cables and transmitters in the field and still maintain tight measurement tolerances (typically under 4%) without recalibration.

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