Level Transmitter/Controller suits severe service applications.

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Integrating level transmitter, controller, and switch functions in single device, 12400 Series provides process control for refining, petrochemical, and energy industries. Unit includes smart filtering, HART® communication protocol compatibility, optional 4-20 mA analog output, and ability to record and store recent data continuously in non-volatile memory. Controller meets SIL2 compliance and is certified in full hazardous areas, including ATEX, IECEx, FM, and FMc/CSA.

Original Press Release:

Dresser Masoneilan® Marks Significant Evolution in Process Control with Introduction of Multi-Function Digital Level Transmitter/Controller

12400 Series Features Advanced Design and Technology that Delivers Reduced Complexity
and Precise Performance

HOUSTON - Dresser Masoneilan® today announced the availability of the 12400
Series, the first level instrument that integrates level transmitter, controller and switch functions in a single device. Designed for use in the refining, petrochemical and energy industries, the 12400 Series incorporates an industry-leading set of features into a highly reliable and efficient instrument.

A first for any level instrument the 12400 Series combines level measurement, global level loop control and low- and high-level switch functions into a single instrument, virtually eliminating the need for additional level switches and controllers. With a combination of features, such as smart filtering, HART® communication protocol compatibility and an optional 4-20mA analogue output signal, among many others, the 12400 Series offers exceptional process control for a wide range of applications, including severe service. It is easy to install and operate and is engineered for optimum efficiency, upgradeability and reliability.

A major challenge for our customers in the processing industry is ensuring equipment and components integrate well for maximum flexibility, precision and efficiency," said Chris Bittner, vice president of engineering for the Flow Technologies segment of Dresser Inc. "Building on Dresser Masoneilan's widely used 12300 Series, we are excited to launch a new solution for severe service applications that incorporates all elements into one unique piece of equipment that is highly precise, reliable and costeffective.

The 12400 Series offers powerful control functionality and delivers optimum efficiency for simplified ownership and operations. Benefits of the 12400 Series include:

  • Compliance - Meets SIL2 compliance (pending) and is certified in full hazardous areas, including ATEX, IECEx, FM and FMc/CSA.

  • Severe Service Capable - Withstands high temperature, high pressure and demanding NACE applications.

  • Flexibility - Meets most installation requirements and accommodates most process structures through top, side or bottom connections and full horizontal plane rotation.

  • Accuracy - Reduces unwanted oscillations through smart filtering without changing response speeds, and the frictionless sensor offers 0.1 percent measurement resolution.

  • Stability - Stabilizes surface turbulence and foam inside a chamber so the displacer is not impeded and process fluid agitation does not affect measurement.

  • Reliable Data - Records and stores recent data continuously in non-volatile memory for dependable access in the event of power failure.

    For additional information on the Dresser Masoneilan 12400 Series or to contact a sales office, visit www.dressermasoneilan.com.

    About Dresser Masoneilan

    Dresser Masoneilan, headquartered in Houston, Texas, has been the leading global partner in process control valves and solutions for more than 100 years. As a Dresser Inc. brand, Dresser Masoneilan delivers customized products, services and diagnostic solutions for oil and gas, process and power generation applications. To learn more, please visit www.dressermasoneilan.com

    About Dresser Inc.

    Dresser Inc. is a global leading provider of reliable, highly engineered infrastructure products for the energy industry. Dresser's highly regarded portfolio of brands includes Dresser Wayne® payment and fueling systems, Dresser Waukesha® natural gas-powered engines and generator sets, Dresser Masoneilan® control valves, Dresser Consolidated® pressure relief valves, and Dresser Roots® blowers and compressors. With locations worldwide, Dresser Inc. serves customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more, please visit www.dresser.com

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