Digital flow computer for metering, data handling
KROHNE's Summit 8800 Digital Flow Computer is designed for custody and process applications in metering and data handling
KROHNE, Inc. announced the KROHNE Summit 8800 Digital Flow Computer, which features a touch screen graphic display along with performance, handling, and interoperability improvements over older units.
An extensive feature set supports the latest developments in metering, data handling, and system maintenance at an extremely competitive price. The Summit 8800 is ideal for a wide variety of custody and process applications, including metering oil, gas, wet gas, steam and water; bulk chemicals batching; heat exchanger metering and logging; and metering production processes in the pharmaceutical industry. Unsurpassed network support allows users to minimize service costs and implement automatic remote metering. Automatic performance monitoring increases accuracy and reduces recalibrations.
KROHNE has included several improvements in the Summit 8800. For example, the unit contains a dedicated microprocessor with a fast ¼-second processing cycle for each input/output (I/O) board rather than using one shared processor. A removable multi-gigabyte memory card stores data with enough capacity for several years of flow information.
The user-friendly scroll-and-click navigation and touch-screen control is designed to make operation simple and straightforward. The color display, with multicolor traffic-light guidance, also simplifies operations and system maintenance. Network security is enhanced with multiple, redundant Ethernet ports while wide-area communication is possible using a range of common protocols.
The Summit 8800 is versatile because of its modular design, which allows the user to plug in up to six I/O or communication boards as needed for multiple flow streams, analyzers or additional network communications options.
The unit's security features include configurable multi-level access and authorization and an optional personalized electronic proximity key. In addition, the Summit 8800 separates fiscal and maintenance data, thereby permitting remote maintenance without compromising security and data integrity. The 8800’s security system provides a full audit trail with personalized login identification information.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.