Point level detection has become an important component in mitigating and preventing the risk of a liquid storage tank overfill. Without overfill prevention systems, a spill could cause extensive damage to a facility, financial loss, and worst of all – potential injury or death to workers.
Endress+Hauser has released a product to ease the headache of tank gauging and level measurement. The Liquiphant FTL51B, the successor of the FTL50/FTL51, is proven in use with over 6 million units installed worldwide and is now ready for Industry 4.0!
What is the Liquiphant FTL51B?
Endress+Hauser’s Liquiphant FTL51B is the latest vibronic point-level measurement device that has been optimized to perform many tasks in the automation process. This new version of Liquiphant has the same proven active sensor technology and wetted parts construction and now developed according to IEC 61508 SIL2/3 for demanding applications.
The FTL51B displays the status of the level switch via high-visibility LED or via the diagnostic function of Heartbeat Technology in the Endress+Hauser SmartBlue App, enabling predictive maintenance, process optimization, and complete documentation.
The Benefits of Heartbeat Technology for Your Process
With the use of the SmartBlue App you have permanent diagnostic capability, thus increasing the safety of the plant and offering real-time device information. Liquiphant FTL51B can be verified without process interruption, or impact on the safety loop, and provides verification protocols about the device status. This significantly reduces the efforts required during maintenance or shutdown periods by having sensor data on hand, thereby optimizing process strategies.
Industry 4.0 Ready
As more and more industry professionals retire, the more the younger generation of professionals are going to rely on devices that are easy to use and easy to understand. Therefore Endress+Hauser has designed this instrument in accordance with NAMUR Guidance “Process Sensors 4.0”. There are three key criteria for NAMUR Guidance:
- Wireless communication with the sensor
- Possibility of sensor diagnostics
- Mobile product information (manuals, certs, etc.) available always
Interested in a personalized, on-site demo of the FTL51B’s technology and capabilities? Contact your dedicated Eastern Controls representative today to schedule or let us know you’re interested below!