Press Release Summary:
Capable of capturing wide range of tank measurements, FlexLine Wireless Radar Gauge transmits collected data via OneWireless(TM) network to control rooms, helping process manufacturers to monitor tank levels and prevent hazardous incidents in their plants and terminals. Gage can also track temperature, pressure, water, and overfill, eliminating need for multiple gauges and transmitters. Product meets accuracy and security standards of Dutch Weight and Measurement (W&M) authority.
Original Press Release:
Honeywell Introduces ISA100.11a-Ready Wireless Radar Gauge
Device Increases Flexibility While Lowering Installation Costs by Capturing Wide Range of Tank Measurements
DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS, August 11, 2009 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today released the first ISA100.11a-ready wireless radar gauge that helps process manufacturers monitor tank levels and prevent hazardous incidents in their plants and terminals. The FlexLine Wireless Radar Gauge improves operator awareness by capturing a wide array of tank measurements and quickly transmitting them via the OneWireless(TM) network to control rooms. This reduces overall operating costs and improves safety by eliminating the need for manual data collection.
The gauge is the latest addition to Honeywell's growing OneWireless family of industrial wireless solutions for the process industries. Based on equipment compatible with the ISA100.11a standard, OneWireless networks can simultaneously accommodate multiple wireless protocols and thousands of field devices ranging from transmitters and gauge readers to mobile handheld devices and RFID tags.
In addition to level measurement, the FlexLine Wireless Radar Gauge can track temperature, pressure, water and overfill. This eliminates the need for multiple gauges and transmitters, which further reduces installation costs and increases flexibility by enabling new measurements without additional wiring. The gauge also has passed the highest accuracy and security standards set by The Dutch Weight and Measurement (W&M) authority, a key designation for the device to be used for loading and unloading tank liquids from ships and trucks. In addition to meeting the Dutch standards, the gauge has been submitted for review by W&M authorities in several other countries.
"Terminals today are striving for more efficient production, which means operators need more information and diagnostics from the field to better understand how their assets are functioning," said John Joosten, radar and safety product manager, Honeywell Enraf. "The FlexLine Wireless Radar Gauge enables plants to easily obtain this information, making the device an ideal solution to increase uptime, efficiency and safety for facilities with challenging infrastructures."
For more information regarding the FlexLine Wireless Radar Gauge and other Honeywell field instruments that improve safety, reliability and efficiency, please visit http://www.honeywell.com/ps.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access http://www.honeywell.com/ps.