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IPH2 Custom Output Ranges Help Copper Smelter Replace Instrumentation

IPH2 Custom Output Ranges Help Copper Smelter Replace Instrumentation

The IPH2 is an economical choice for converting current signal to a pneumatic signal to provide precise, proportional control of valves, actuators and other pneumatically-controlled devices. One of its key features is the wide range of input and output choices. It is available with 4-20mA or split range inputs and 22 standard direct and reverse output ranges. In addition, custom ranges are also available – a fact that helped the Belgian branch of a global copper group when upgrading their instrumentation.

According to René Michiels of Moore Industries-Belgium, the site was an older copper smelter where the mixture of gas and air is controlled pneumatically. After a device failure, they were contemplating replacing the entire pneumatic control system with a modern electronic control system. This would have been expensive and time-intensive and necessitated the replacement of the air and gas flow measurement instruments.


Replacing the instrument offered challenges as well. Specifically, they needed a device with an output of 0-0.5BAR to control the burners. They struggled to find a Current-to-Pressure (I/P) transmitter that offered such a low output.

This is where the custom ranges of the IPH2 saved the day. We were able to supply them with an I/P transmitter that could handle their low output range. After an initial test was successful, they purchased another 28 units for the rest of their ovens.

Learn More About the IPH2 and the IPX2 Current-to-Pressure Transmitters

Published: September 8, 2015
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