Endress+Hauser's Levelflex FMP55 multiparameter level transmitter can measure the overall level of a liquid and the interface between two liquids

Endress+Hauser's Levelflex FMP55 multiparameter level transmitter can measure both the overall level of a liquid and the interface between two liquids. The FMP55 utilizes two level technologies built into one probe.

Capacitance is not affected by emulsion or rag layers in interface applications, and the radar allows the transmitter to monitor the overall level as well as the interface level. The transmitter has a multi-echo tracking algorithm that can track up to 20 tank echoes simultaneously as the tank level rises or lowers. The level sensor has a measuring range of up to 33 feet (10 meters). The transmitter offers a 4-20mA with HART output signal plus an optional second 4-20 mA output.

It can be used in process temperatures from -58 to 392° F (-50 to 200° C) and in pressures from -14.5 to 580 psi (-1 to 40 Bar). The FMP55 carries a SIL 2 rating as certifed by TÜV per IEC 61508 and has ATEX, IEC Ex, FM and CSA area classification approvals available.

The FMP55 is equipped with a HistoROM built into the main housing of the transmitter. All of the setup parameters are stored on the HistoROM and, in the event of an electronics change-out, all of the information will be uploaded directly into the new electronics module. In the case of multiple units being set up at the same time with the same measurement parameters, the same HistoROM information can be transferred into a display that can be removed and installed in the next transmitter.

Endress+Hauser offers three different setup methods for the FMP55. The first method is the use of the removable display. Second, the device can be fully commissioned via the three buttons on the display itself, using a menu-guided six-step setup. Third, Endress+Hauser's FTD-based FieldCare software program allows for a flexible method for setup using a PC, and the software can be integrated into a complete lifecycle management system.

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