K-TEK's AccuTrak AT100 and AT200 Are First Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters to Achieve FOUNDATION Fieldbus, ITK 5.1.0 Certification


Level transmitters feature dual compartment design, patented, torsional wave sensor for high accuracy in harsh environments, and SIL 2 certification

Prairieville, LA (May 26, 2009) - K-TEK, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art instrumentation for level, pressure, and temperature measurement, today announced that the AccuTrak AT100 and AccuTrak AT200 high accuracy, magnetostrictive liquid level transmitters have been certified by the Fieldbus Foundation. The AccuTrak transmitters are the only magnetostrictive transmitters in the industry to be certified for FOUNDATION Fieldbus and certified using the enhanced H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 5.1.0. This ensures conformity with the FOUNDATION Fieldbus Function Block and Transducer Block specifications.

"Today's plants require intelligent, interoperable control," stated Nick Garner, Product Manager for Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters at K-TEK.
"This requires reliable and accurate sensor data. The only certified FOUNDATION Fieldbus level transmitters, the AccuTrak AT100 and AT200 deliver accurate measurements across the industry, improving plant and business performance."

Dual Compartment Design

The AccuTrak AT100 is a high accuracy, magnetostrictive level transmitter that can be directly inserted into the medium to be measured; the AccuTrak AT200 is an externally mounted, non-contact transmitter that can be attached to the K-TEK KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge or other magnetic gauges to form a complete level measuring system. Both the AT100 and AT200 feature a modular, dual compartment design that separately houses wiring and electronics.

Field-replaceable terminal components provide added flexibility and accuracy. AccuTrak transmitters can be used to measure clean or dirty fluids, and total level, interface level, and temperature levels, all from the same sensor. The transmitters provide accurate level measurements even with widely varying pressures and temperatures: up to 3000 psi (207 bar) or 800sF (427sC).

Patented Sensor, Flexible Communications

The AccuTrak AT100 and AT200 transmitters operate on the magnetostrictive principle. K-TEK's patented, torsional wave sensor converts mechanical torsion into a strong electrical return pulse that provides highly reliable position measurements, even in harsh environments.

The AccuTrak magnetostrictive level transmitters are available with two-wire, intrinsically-safe, loop powered 4-20 mA signal outputs and HART protocol. Optionally available are FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Honeywell DE for interoperability with a wide range of measurement and control systems. Level and temperature measurements are displayed locally with a built-in, LCD display.

The AccuTrak transmitters are housed in explosion-proof, power coated cast aluminum or 316L stainless steel, dual compartment enclosures. The standard probe type is 316L Stainless Steel. Options include Alloy 20, Hastelloy C-276, and PFA Jacket over 316L Stainless Steel. The AccuTrak transmitters are FM Approved, CSA Certified, ATEX Certified, GOST (Russia and Kazakhstan) Certified, ABS Certified, and IEC Certified. Chinese approvals are available through K-TEK's local offices in Tianjin.

Pricing & Delivery

K-TEK¹s AccuTrak AT100 and AT200 transmitters certified for FOUNDATION Fieldbus are available for immediate shipment. The data sheets can be downloaded at:
http://www.ktekcorp.com/dnn20/Default.aspx?tabid=54&productTypeId=2

About K-TEK Corp.

K-TEK is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art liquid and solids level instrumentation. Founded in 1975, the company pioneered the KM26 magnetic level gauge with extruded outlets and precision engineered floats and continues to set the pace in the industry with such innovations as AccuTrak, the first SIL 2 certified (IEC 61508) magnetostrictive level transmitter; SureShot, the first low cost, all digital design laser level and distance transmitter; Resonator, the first vibrating fork switch that features a one-step, external calibration process, eliminating hassles with equipment covers; and MT5000, one of the industry's first guided wave radar level transmitter with full waveform digital readout and display. The company also manufactures ultrasonic transmitters and a full line of point level switches, plumb bob devices, and field controllers. K-TEK's products are used in over 350,000 installations worldwide in such applications as chemical processing, oil and gas production, power generation, pulp and paper processing, mining and construction, food and beverage manufacturing, and plastics manufacturing. For more information, visit www.ktekcorp.com .

For further information, contact:
Kevin Hambrice,
Director of Marketing & Customer Service
K-TEK
18321 Swamp Road, Prairieville, LA 70769 USA
+1 225.673.6100, Fax: +1 225.673.2525
Email: khambrice@ktekcorp.com
Web: www.ktekcorp.com

PR Office:
Shari Worthington, President
Telesian Technology Inc.
49 Midgley Lane, Worcester, MA 01604 USA
+1 508.755.5242, Fax: +1 508.795.1636
Email: sharilee@telesian.com
Web: www.ktekcorp.com

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