Industrial / Specific Purpose Computers
Computer monitors and measures natural gas and liquid flow.
Press Release Summary:
FloBoss(TM) 107 flow manager uses modular, expandable architecture comprised of plug-in modules for CPU, I/O, and communications that plug into 4-slot base chassis. When additional capacity is needed, expansion rack provides 4 additional slots for communication or I/O modules. Dynamic configuration software and LCD touchpad facilitate use. Set of tools is included for security access, configuration, operation, and device-guided diagnostics as well as real-time and historical trending.
Original Press Release:
Emerson Introduces Highly Scalable Technology Platform for Its FloBoss(TM) Family of High-Performance Flow Computers
New FloBoss 107 flow manager - first with the new platform - offers application flexibility along with new configuration and HMI ease-of-use features
WATERTOWN, CT (November 12, 2008) - Emerson Process Management has unveiled a new highly scalable technology platform with the introduction of its new FloBoss(TM)107 flow manager, the newest addition to its best-in-class FloBoss Flow Manager family of natural gas and liquids flow computers. Adding to the new platform advantages, the FloBoss 107 also features new dynamic configuration software and an LCD touchpad to enhance ease of use. The new technology platform will serve as the basis for future product introductions and as an upgrade to current FloBoss legacy products.
This new platform uses a modular, highly-expandable architecture that consists of plug-in modules for the central processing unit (CPU), input/output (I/O), and communications. The modules plug into a four-slot base chassis. When additional capacity is needed, an expansion rack provides four additional slots for communication or I/O modules.
A unique feature of the FloBoss 107 is its software configurable I/O modules that reduce the number of dedicated I/O modules required for an installation. This makes it easier to adapt I/O to the needs of the application and reduces the number of spare modules that must be inventoried. The CPU module is available with or without its own configurable I/O board, which makes a very economical solution for low point-count applications.
The FloBoss 107 incorporates new easy-to-use features like a powerful LCD Touchpad and Dynamic Interface. The LCD Touchpad lets users perform many of the functions previously requiring a separate operator interface, such as a laptop. It offers a unique set of tools for security access levels, configuration, operation, and device-guided diagnostics as well as real time and historical data trending features not found on competitive units. The touchpad is transreflective for high visibility even in bright sunlight and is backlit for night viewing.
Dynamic Interface is a feature of ROCLINK(TM) 800, the configuration software used with the FloBoss 107. Dynamic Interface is a new way of graphically configuring the FloBoss 107 and offers enhanced diagnosis of integrity and alarm conditions. Dynamic Interface graphically identifies the type of module installed in each module slot. As modules are added or changed, dynamic interface updates the graphical display and provides the appropriate configuration information for each module. Dynamic Interface also quickly identifies integrity problems with a module or the alarm status of a point with a red "I" or a yellow "A" indicator next to the module display. Clicking on either indicator brings up additional information to help users investigate problems.
The FloBoss 107 also supports IEC 61131-3 compliant programming. The five languages supported are sequential function chart, function block diagram, ladder diagram, structured text, and instruction list. They give the FloBoss 107 unprecedented capability to handle both challenging and complex applications.
In addition to its many new features, the FloBoss 107 retains all of the tried and true features that have made the current FloBoss models so popular. These include highly-accurate measurement calculations, extensive data archival capabilities, broad communications support, low power consumption, PID loop control, logic/sequencing control, and environmental ruggedness. The FloBoss 107 supports up to four meter runs using multi-variable sensors. It is available with or without an environmental enclosure that can also house batteries and a data radio.
Learn more about the FloBoss 107 and other Remote Automation Solutions from Emerson Process Management at http://www.EmersonProcess.com/Remote.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the water and wastewater, chemical, oil and gas, refining, power, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. Remote Automation Solutions (www.emersonprocess.com/Remote), a division of Emerson, is the leading worldwide supplier of flow computers, remote automation units, presets, instruments, and engineered services for the oil, gas, water, wastewater and process industries. Remote Automaton Solutions products and systems are an example of Emerson's combining of superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb®, Bristo®, ControlWave®, FloBoss(TM), ROC, Daniel®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, DeltaV(TM), Ovation®, and AMS(TM) Suite.
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