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«October 2018»

EHELP: STA Latching Checkbox

EHELP: STA Latching Checkbox

Q: We do not have sufficient PLC digital output spares to perform a Manual Reset of the three installed safety temperature controllers. We are going to remove the alarm latching on both limits and faults on our STA Functional Safety Alarm Trip. The Manual Reset radio button stays active in the STA configuration software. Will the latches clear after we are outside the dead band limits? 

Published: January 10, 2017

SPA2IS Controls and Monitors Wet Wells

Wastewater Treatment Application

SPA2IS Controls and Monitors Wet Wells
Municipalities often have several wet well locations around a city that pump waste from low lying areas up to main sewage veins that feed waste treatment plants.  Level instruments monitor the wet well level and controllers then engage the grinder pumps.  Since wet wells contain waste, volatile gasses such as methane require that these level instruments be rated for use in Class I, Div 1 environments.
Published: January 9, 2017

EHELP: STA Analog Output Protection

EHELP: STA Analog Output Protection
Q:  In specifying the Moore STA / HLPRG / 3PRG / U / -AO [DIN] our end user has a concern about electrical protection for the analog output. The desire is to use 4-20mA Output Loop Voltage sourced by DCS for the AO; however, this voltage may fault at up to 132 VAC. Should our design add fuse protection in the external voltage circuit upstream of the STA to protect it from these surges? Or does the STA include features that protect it from these faults?
Published: October 4, 2016

EHELP: SPA Power Consumption

EHELP: SPA Power Consumption

Q:  We are considering ordering the Moore Industries SPA/0-100mV/2 PRG/U/-SOL [DIN]. Can we power it using 24VDC? If so, what is the power consumption and how do we terminate? Also, can you please confirm whether this unit is Class 1 Div2, group A,B,C,D?

Published: September 13, 2016

EHELP: SPA2 Tank Application

EHELP: SPA2 Tank Application

Q:  Do you have a signal alarm unit for a tank level application? I need it to meet the following requirements:

  • Input signal accepts 4-20mA.
  • Contacts opened or relay de-energized @ EL 208 ft.
  • Equipped with up to four alarm trip relays.  
  • Individually configured for: set point, high or low trip, normally open or normally close, failsafe or non-failsafe, and latching or non-latching.
  • ■ Deadbands adjustable over 100% of span.
  • ■ Output relay equipped with form C contacts rated at 10A, 120VAC.
  • ■ All operating parameters adjustable from the front panel keypad.
  • ■ Operate on a 120V 60 Hz power source
  • ■ Capable of supplying 24V dc power to two-wire transmitters.
Published: August 23, 2016