Flow Computer integrates wiring harnesses and termination blocks.
July 20, 2012 -
Combining natural gas measurement and control in one device, AutoPILOT PRO XL EFM/RTU is engineered for high point-count systems. Unit features 32-bit processor, built-in Ethernet and USB connectivity, and up to 16 expandable analog inputs that ensure scalability with full station control. CSA/US Class I, Div 2 certified, computer can be mounted at measurement site. Up to 8 RS232/RS485 ports allow simultaneous communication with multiple devices, such as ultrasonic meters, host systems, and PLCs.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Waltham, MA, 02454
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces New Flow Computer for High Point-Count Systems That Reduces Installation Time and Costs
Thermo Scientific AutoPILOT PRO XL EFM/RTU Fully Integrates Wiring Harnesses and Termination Blocks to Significantly Increase Measurement Reliability for Natural Gas Applications
HOUSTON - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the new Thermo Scientific AutoPILOT PRO XL EFM/RTU, the newest addition to its gas flow computer product line. The AutoPILOT PRO XL EFM/RTU offers the same features and functionality of the company's comprehensive six-run system but adds integrated, factory-tested wiring harnesses and termination blocks for convenience. The new device simplifies installation and increases reliability for natural gas measurement by eliminating the need to have a third-party manufacture wiring harnesses or create them on their own.
"With natural gas prices at an all-time low, our customers are seeking ways to reduce costs wherever possible. Our new AutoPILOT PRO XL EFM/RTU is engineered for high point-count systems and demonstrates our commitment to helping our customers do much more with less," said Matt Diese, oil and gas marketing manager at Thermo Fisher. "Our new XL unit combines measurement and control in one device, reducing equipment costs. At the same time, the system is fully factory tested and warrantied, virtually eliminating downtime due to equipment failure. At Thermo Fisher, we are continually looking at ways to help our customers improve processes as well as consolidate equipment, and our new XL unit is a perfect example."
The new AutoPILOT PRO XL unit is fully CSA/US Class I, Div 2 certified, enabling it to be safely mounted at the measurement site. The system also eliminates the need for third-party termination boxes, reducing costs and saving significant labor time. Further cost reduction is possible with the XL unit because it accepts one or two safety interface barriers (SIB) to connect up to six Thermo Scientific AutoMITTER PRO smart multi-variable transmitters; this can increase the number of meter runs while making the purchase of additional flow computers unnecessary. The device is backed by Thermo Fisher's long legacy of quality instrumentation and full factory testing process, reducing field failures and associated downtime.
Other key features include:
· A 32-bit processor that offers faster calculations, enhancing flow measurement
· Built-in Ethernet and USB connectivity that enables high-speed data transfer and easier integration of unit into corporate networks
· Up to 16 expandable analog inputs that ensure scalability with full station control and eliminate need for platform upgrades
· Expandable communications (up to eight RS232/RS485) that allows simultaneous communication with multiple devices including ultrasonic meters, host systems, PLCs, tank gauges and more
· Enhanced security that allows unlimited passwords with four levels of security
The new AutoPILOT PRO XL unit is specifically designed for companies involved with natural gas transmission or production. The device is an expanded version of the AutoPILOT PRO EFM/RTU and encompasses the same features and functionality.
For more information about the AutoPILOT PRO XL system, visit www.thermoscientific.com/flowcomputing or call (713) 272-0404 or (800) 437-7979.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity(TM) Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.