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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: What is the 2 in IPT2

EHELP: What is the 2 in IPT2

Q:  A field tech told me he installed an IPT2/4-20MA/3-15PSIG/20PSIG/-FA1 [DIN] unit.  In the product bulletin I don't see a purpose for the trailing "2" in the model name, and I don't see an explanation for -FA1.

Published: September 20, 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

Bearing Oil Sensor For High Vibration Environments

Bearing Oil Sensor For High Vibration Environments

A compressor at a chemical company vibrated severely – a common problem with compressors in any industry. An important sensor used to measure the compressor’s bearing oil temperature was a field-cuttable RTD that failed frequently, forcing a compressor shutdown each time. The Moore Industries WORM Flexible Temperature Sensors solved the problem.

Published: September 10, 2016
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