Katronic’s sophisticated KATflow 150 and KATflow 170 non-invasive, clamp-on
flowmeters are now available with Profibus PA digital communications, adding to
the efficiency of plant operations.
Katronic equipment has always communicated the basic process
measurements, along with maths functions to deliver relevant information to the
user to aid decision making. However, the addition of digital communications such as
Profibus PA means that a wide variety of process variable data can be delivered
simultaneously, allowing more sophisticated choices to be made, driving asset
management and predictive maintenance so that users can schedule manpower more
effectively and maximise plant uptime.
Industry 4.0, IIoT, plant digitalisation, etc., all rely on the ability
to gather and make sense of data. Katronic delivers a non-invasive, clamp-on
device that can be easily added into the process without disruption or downtime,
collecting data on every aspect of the flow; from basic measurements such as
flow volume, flow velocity and temperature to the way that the flow rate varies
with the operation of other plant infrastructure such as valves and pumps, even
variations in the speed of sound through the fluid can be logged, allowing
plant operators to build a picture over time.
Changes in operational profiles
can be tracked, actions taken and maintenance prioritised, maximising uptime,
increasing efficiency and reducing costs.