Electro-Chemical Devices has integrated the advanced SENTINEL predictive maintenance technology into its new Model T80 Universal Transmitter and S80 Intelligent Sensor series, minimising the cost and labour required to replace sensor electrodes.
Predictive maintenance is considered the ideal way to reduce the cost of maintaining analyser sensor electrodes, especially in biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical, food/beverage, industrial wastewater, municipal drinking water, oil/gas, power generation and semiconductor processes.
ECD’s SENTINEL technology alerts maintenance technicians to sensor electrode wear, requiring sensor electrodes to be replaced only when necessary. The technology not only optimally reduces sensor replacement costs and labour time, it also ensures water quality remains constant and other related equipment and systems continue to perform at high levels.
SENTINEL technology from ECD allows the Model T80 Transmitter-S80 Sensor series to provide Pre-pHault diagnostic information about the lifetime of a pH, ORP or pIon measurement. The easy-to-read SENTINEL display graphically shows a filled triangular gauge that decreases proportionally to the degradation of the reference electrode. A filled gauge indicates a new electrode that is functioning properly while an empty gauge indicates an electrode near the end of its useable life.
Data from SENTINEL is remotely transmitted by various user selected outputs providing an alert notification to technicians that the sensor electrode is nearing its useful life and will need replacement to avoid downtime.
The plug-and-play Model T80 Universal Transmitter is a single channel transmitter designed for the continuous measurement of seven common industrial plant parameters including pH, ORP, pION, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Conductivity or Resistivity. The transmitter digitally communicates with any ECD Model S80 Intelligent Sensor and automatically conﬁgures the transmitter’s menus and display screens to the measured parameter.
Feature highlights of the T80 Universal Transmitter include flexible and user-friendly operation, membrane switch navigation, simple menu structure and soft key menu choices, as well as an easy-to-read 2¾” x 1½” LCD display. Available with 4-20 mA output with MODBUS RTU on 24 VDC and 110/220 VAC instruments, the T80 can be configured with optional HART 7 communication and optional three alarm relays.
The versatile Model S80 sensor offers an intelligent sensor choice for a wide variety of applications, available in the following parameters: pH, ORP, Speciﬁc Ion, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity and Resistivity. Featuring two universal sensor designs, Insertion/Submersion or Valve Retractable with flared end to prevent blow out, the standard Model S80 sensors have a rugged ¾” O.D. 316 stainless steel body with a 10-foot cable or an optional waterproof detachable cable assembly.
Adaptable to most industrial applications, the S80 sensors store calibration data, have a common configuration for all measurements, are economical with easily replaceable application-specific electrode cartridges, and available in submersible and retractable designs with application-specific materials of construction bringing cutting edge versatility to ECD’s customers.