Flow Computer Module works with ControlLogix(TM) processor.

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Flow Computer module allows integrated process control and Flow Computer capabilities in single-slot, in-rack solution. It measures hydrocarbon gases and liquids using AGA 3, 7, 8 and GPA 15, 25 measurement standards and API 2540 calculation standards. Unit provides communication flexibility with Modbus devices and offers 3 built-in Modbus ports for on-line configuration access. Features include ControlLogix(TM) processor, AFC Manager software, and log reporting capabilities.

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ProSoft Technology Introduces Oil and Gas Flow Computer Module for Allen-Bradley's ControlLogix(TM) Processor

Full function Flow Computer measures hydrocarbon gases and liquids using AGA 3, 7, 8, and GPA 15, 25 measurement standards and API 2540 calculation standards

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 1, 2003

ProSoft Technology's new Flow Computer module (MVI56-AFC) for Allen-Bradley's ControlLogix(TM) platform allows integrated process control and Flow Computer capabilities in a single-slot, in-rack solution. This unique module offers unprecendented communication flexibility between the Flow Computer and Modbus devices, which is critical for pump stations and process plants. Integration of the MVI56 Flow Computer into the ControlLogix(TM) rack is a cost-effective communication solution that ensures overall production efficiency.

The MVI56-AFC module supports 16 meter runs for the measurement hydrocarbon gases using the AGA 3, 7, 8 measurement standards, and API 2540 for hydrocarbon liquid flow measurement. This greatly facilitating custody transfer of products between two parties and line balance for pipeline leak detection. The three built-in Modbus ports provide on-line configuration access, allowing the user complete configuration access to the data table. One Modbus port can be configured as a Master providing a Modbus interface to gas chromatographs for gas analysis or any other Modbus Slave devices.

The AFC Manager is a user-friendly, Windows-based software which is easily configured to meet individualy needs. Operator data is displayed in user-selected engineering units and is designed to cope with exceptionally demanding regimes.

To obtain its process inputs for the calculations, the module uses the process data collected by ControlLogix(TM) analog I/O modules. The ControlLogix(TM) processor is responsible for transferring this data to the AFC module, which then calculates flow rates, accumulated volumes and accumulated mass. The results of the calculations are transferred back to the processor for use in the application ladder logic, or for transfer to a SCADA host. Even Log Reporting for all Security Sensitive Configuration data (e.g. Orifice Diameter) are Date and Time stamped and mapped to the local Modbus memory map. This data can be imported into any Spread Sheet program and saved to disk or printed as hard copy.

The module is also available for the PLC and SLC platforms.

For information on the MVI56-AFC Flow Computer call 661-716-5100, email prosoft@prosoft-technology.com or visit www.prosoft-technology.com.

For additional information about ProSoft Technology and its products, visit www.prosoft-technology.com

For more information please call or email:

Mariana Campbell
ProSoft Technology
1675 Chester Avenue
4th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-7165100 x 212
Fax: 661-7165101
Email: mcampbell@prosoft-technology.com

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