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Honeywell smart transmitter design makes communication card swap easy
Posted by danstips in Communications, Configuration, HART, Honeywell, Honeywell DE, Pressure Transmitters, pressure transmitters, Service, Transmitters, Troubleshooting on January 28, 2014
It was bound to happen sooner or later.
I took a call from a customer who needed to replace a garden variety differential pressure transmitter… with one exception: He needed Honeywell’s DE digital protocol for communicating to his DCS. The DE protocol is still great, but since so many installations today use HART or Foundation Fieldbus, all of our in-stock pressure transmitters had a HART communication card – a critical mismatch to what the customer needed.
A year ago, we would have been stuck rush-ordering a unit from the factory, with all the attendant delays and expediting charges, because you couldn’t swap out a comms card without making the transmitter’s hazardous approval invalid.
What could we do?
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