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Smart Valve Controllers Can Save Millions

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Jonas Berge
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Re: wireless for on/off valves
Jonas Berge   5/10/2014 11:32:18 AM
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Topworx wireless has been used around the world on all kinds of valves in all kinds of industries for the past few years

The advantage of Topworx is that it is using a standard wireless technology: IEC 62591 (WirelessHART) so you are not locked to a single vendor. That is, you put in a WirelessHART gateway from some vendor in your plant, and then you can mix and match WirelessHART sensors from many vendors in the same network. That is, the same single network can be used for valve monitoring, valve actuation, steam trap monitoring, eyewash or safety shower activation detection, pump vibration monitoring, heat exchanger fouling monitoring, or steam consumption measurement etc. Because there are so many WirelessHART transmitters from so many vendors the applications are almost limitless.

Send me an email at jonas dot berge at emerson dot com

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ROXX
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Re: wireless for on/off valves
ROXX   5/9/2014 9:57:44 AM
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Thanks Mr. Berge, I ´m wondering about Eltav products. They are the fisrt one in this field. I know the Topworkx product line, it is a good product. Where they have installed the wireless solutions? Thanks again. 

Jonas Berge
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Re: wireless for on/off valves
Jonas Berge   5/9/2014 2:45:08 AM
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For wireless intelligent on/off valve see TopWorX 4310 - available as positon monitoring-only and as pneumatic actuation

For FOUNDATION fieldbus intelligent two-wire on/off valve see TopWorX ValveTop DXP or Emerson FieldQ

 

ROXX
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wireless for on/off valves
ROXX   5/8/2014 3:49:24 PM
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Dear Mr. Spiegel, very good and clarify your point and I would like to know your thoughts about wireless comunication for switch valves. 

Maybe could you bring to us more information about it. 

 

Thanks a lot 

Roberto Olivares

ROXX LATAM - Consulting Automation.

Brazil.

naperlou
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Real savings
naperlou   5/7/2014 3:41:59 PM
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Rob, this is true.  Even a 1% saving could translate into millions of dollars and eaisly pay for the upgrades.  I expect the savings would be even greater given what you point out in your article.

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