Today most engineers and technicians requiring temperature measurements for critical processes need to meet comprehensive safety requirements and potentially difficult or remote installations while taking into consideration costs of a project. In October’s issue of IPP&T (Industrial Process Products & Technology), Moore Industries’ article titled Selecting Smart Temperature Transmitters for General, Hazardous, and Process Safety Applications (p. 10) is an in-depth discussion of data delivery, operating characteristics, diagnostics, and installation needs.
The article also discusses reducing costs by using dual input temperature transmitters in a real-world application. The application demonstrates how to save money using a dual input to read HART data from two sensors into one HART input on a BPCS or PLC, eliminating a second input point. The sensors can be configured for different purposes such as a redundant backup, get the average between two sensor readings, or measure the difference in temperature across a heat exchanger, BTU calculations and more. Learn more about what goes into selecting a smart temperature transmitter.