News | May 14, 2014

KROHNE To Highlight SMARTSENS Integrated Analytical Transmitters At ACE14

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Significantly reduces costs & risk of failure from sensor to process control system

KROHNE, Inc. will showcase its SMARTSENS analytical sensors at the ACE14 Annual Conference and Exposition, to be held June 8-11, 2014, at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Booth 1769. SMARTSENS is the first family of 2-wire loop powered analytical sensors with integrated transmitter technology.

SMARTSENS offers direct connection of sensors to process control systems. SMARTSENS is ideal for chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage applications,as well as power, water and wastewater. SMARTSENS can be configured via a HART Handheld and calibrated offline via PACTware.

SMARTSENS sensors significantly reduce the risk of failures along the chain from sensor to process control system. Offered for pH, oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) and conductivity, SMARTSENS sensors can be connected directly to the process control system, featuring direct communication via 4…20 mA/HART. This reduces common issues related to improper transmitter installation, cabling, or configuration. KROHNE is the first provider to offer a direct connection from sensor to the process control system via a standardized signal.

All SMARTSENS sensors are digital and can be calibrated or recalibrated offline in a laboratory under controlled conditions. For offline calibration, the sensor can be connected directly to a PC running the same FDT/DTM frame applications (i.e. PACTware) as applied in common asset management systems, using an USB interface cable for bi-directional HART 7 communication and power supply. This is a significant improvement over other analog analytical sensors that have to be calibrated on site together with the transmitter, even if installed at remote or difficult-to-reach measuring points, which can also cause sensor calibration to trigger false values in the process control system.

Along with the sensor family, KROHNE has introduced a large portfolio of SMARTSENS accessories, including loop powered displays, USB interface cable and mounting assemblies.

KROHNE is a worldwide technological leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of accurate, reliable and cost-effective measuring instruments for the process industries. KROHNE focuses on forming partnerships with its customers to provide them with the most reliable and innovative solutions available in the marketplace. For more information, visit