Anaheim, CA --- Process and plant engineers responsible for hazardous areas where explosive or combustible gases are potentially present will find the new modular X80 Universal Transmitter and S88 Intelligent Sensors from Electro-Chemical Devices feature a sealed barrier design with heavy duty construction materials for the reliable measurement of pH, ORP, DO, turbidity, conductivity or resistivity and 13 specific ions (pIONs).
The Model X80 Universal Transmitter is available as either a single or dual channel instrument for continuous measurement with standard MODBUS or optional HART digital communication and three optional alarm relays. With its advanced electronics, the modular X80 Transmitter communicates with any Model S88 Intelligent Sensor, automatically configuring the transmitter’s menus and display screens to the desired measurement parameter.
With its rugged 316 stainless steel housing and large easy-to-read sealed display, the X80 Transmitter and the S88 Sensors eliminate the need to inventory multiple instruments. These advanced S88 Sensors facilitate two-way communication with the transmitter and automatically convert it to the chosen parameter. Where feasible, the X80 also can be used with standard S80 Sensors to measure the same parameters in non-hazardous areas.
The intelligent S88 Sensor’s measurement parameter, its identity and serial number are all stored in the S88 Sensor’s memory along with calibration registers for parameter measurements. These sensors are pre-calibrated at the factory, and so they’re ready to use right out of the box and can be immediately connected to the X80 Transmitters. The rugged S88 Sensors are waterproof and submersible with all internal components epoxy encapsulated.
The versatile S88 Sensors are the intelligent sensor choice for a wide variety of applications, including oil/gas production, petrochemical refining, electric power generation, water and wastewater treatment and more. The S88 Sensors feature two universal sensor designs: (1) insertion/submersion or (2) valve retractable with flared end to prevent blow out. The standard S88 Sensors have a rugged 0.75-inch O.D. 316 stainless steel body with a 10-foot cable or an optional waterproof detachable cable assembly.
The X80 Transmitter is designed with a large (2.75-x-1.5 inch) easily viewable 128-x-64 pixel LCD display with three easily switchable main display screens for data, millivolt and graphics. The display comes with a gray background and black lettering for loop powered instruments or with a blue background and white lettering with LED backlighting on 24 Vdc powered instruments.
The highly reliable X80 Transmitter is designed as an explosion proof device to meet the requirements of FM, CSA, ATEX and IECex. Pending Ex approvals include FM for Class I, Div 1, Groups B, C and D; Class II, Div 1, Groups E, F and G; and Class III NEMA 4X, IP66; ATEX & IECEx approval for Exd IIC Gb, Ex tb Db IIIC IP66, Ta=-40 to +85C.