Fieldbus Power Supply offers redundancy, online diagnostics.
May 25, 2012 -
Suited for general-purpose and hazardous area High Energy Trunk architectures, 9180 Series provides redundant power for 8 FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus H1 segments via 2 groups of up to three 919x-FP 4-segment power modules operating in N+1 redundant configuration. Modularity accommodates redundant applications requiring 250-500 mA or up to 250 mA current per segment. Along with failure alarms and galvanic isolation, features include passive inductors and terminators for maximum availability.
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The MTL Instruments Group PLC
9 Merrill Industrial Dr.
Hampton, NH, 03842
New Fieldbus Power Supply Offers 25% Saving with N+1 Redundancy and On-Line Diagnostics
MTL Instruments, a division of Cooper Crouse-Hinds, today releases the 9180 Series redundant fieldbus power system featuring N+1 Redundancy, on-line diagnostics and modular flexibility. The fieldbus power system is designed to provide redundant power for eight FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus H1 segments for use with all fieldbus systems. It is optimised for use in general purpose and hazardous area High Energy Trunk architectures which, with the appropriate wiring components, supports fieldbus devices using all hazardous area protection techniques.
Power for the eight fieldbus segments is provided by two groups of up to three 919x-FP 4-segment power modules, operating in N+1 redundant configuration (load sharing). For redundant applications requiring 250 to 500mA current per segment, three 9191-FP power modules are fitted on the carrier for each 4 segment group. For redundant applications initially requiring up to 250mA current per segment, two 9191-FP modules are fitted on the carrier, with the option of adding a third power module to allow for future segment power expansion. The advantage to the operator is typically a 25% saving in initial capital cost compared to a conventional 1+1 redundant architecture along with lower lifetime operating costs.
The 9191-FP power modules have a high output voltage and current that is capable of powering heavily loaded segments and long cable lengths. It should be specified for all safe area projects and Zone 2/Division 2 applications except for those requiring voltages below 32V for energy-limited spurs.
Failure alarms and galvanic isolation are incorporated into each 919x-FP module, whilst passive inductors and terminators on each fieldbus segment contribute to deliver the highest level of availability. Pluggable surge-protection components for each fieldbus trunk are available as an option reducing the installed cost of providing surge protection on fieldbus networks. The 9180 Series provides easy integration with all the major DCS suppliers including Yokogawa, Emerson DeltaV, ABB 800xA, Honeywell Experion PKS and the Invensys I/A Series.
The 9180 Series power system is just one component of the recently created FieldPlus(TM) brand initiative from MTL that is designed to make fieldbus component selection as easy as possible based on the network architecture being employed. By visiting www.fieldplus.info, system integrators, specifiers and engineers alike can benefit from MTL's range of differentiated fieldbus solutions, providing assistance in selecting the optimum architecture to deliver customer value. The FieldPlus(TM) brand brings together MTL's range of fieldbus products enabling you to easily recognise a suite of products designed with the Industrial Networks values of Intelligence, Flexibility, Safety and Control.
MTL Instruments, a division of Cooper Crouse-Hinds, is a world leader in the development and supply of electronic instrumentation and protection equipment for the process control and telecommunications industries. Many of the world's most critical processes are monitored, controlled or protected by MTL equipment and the Group is distinguished by the quality and reliability of its products, its global network of sales-and-support centres and its acknowledged position as a thought-leader in this high technology marketplace. With 20 dedicated sales centres in 13 countries and a further 131 MTL representatives in 69 countries, MTL's expertise in Intrinsic Safety, Industrial Networks, Surge Protection and Operator Displays/HMI is unsurpassed.
About Cooper Crouse-Hinds
Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., Cooper Crouse-Hinds integrates a comprehensive line of electrical and instrumentation products with expert support, industry insights and local availability to improve safety and productivity in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments worldwide. Cooper Crouse-Hinds manufactures over 100,000 products, including conduit and cable fittings; enclosures; plugs and receptacles; industrial lighting fixtures; signals and alarms; controls and electrical apparatus; commercial outlet boxes and hubs; and electronic components and protection equipment for process control branded MTL Instruments Group. Cooper Crouse-Hinds products are sold worldwide and meet all local and international code requirements. They are used in general construction or in harsh and hazardous environments across the globe, performing to the highest standard of safety and reliability. For more information, visit www.crouse-hinds.com.
About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2010 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 21 countries as of 2010. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.
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