Flow Level Pressure
Flow Computer Technology Reaches a New Summit
Aug 10 2009 Read 1055 Times
Until now, all flow computers were in a common category in terms of performance, handling, and interoperability. Building on a history of flow computers that goes back to 1983, Krohne Oil & Gas (Germany) has now introduced a truly new generation; the Summit 8800. The improvements can be seen in 5 major areas: performance, handling, communications, versatility and security.
To improve the performance, Krohne used modern processors with a fast ¼ second processing cycle. Not just one shared processor, but one dedicated processor per I/O board. We based the internal operations on the timetried Application Builder Software. There is a removable 2 GB card to store data, with enough capacity for several years.
Handling is now simpler; for operation, a scroll-and-click navigation is employed, familiar from luxury automobiles. Krohne added a large, easy to read colour display, with multicolour traffic-light guidance
and touch-screen operation.
Communication has been improved by including fully redundant Ethernet, wide-area network capability alongside any desired commonly used protocol. In terms of versatility; Krohne has introduced modularity, permitting the user to plug in I/O boards as needed for up to 8 streams, analysers or additional communications. Security is a unique concept with an optional personalised electronic proximity key. Security also means multilevel
access and authorisation levels. And for the first time ever in a flow computer, KROHNE has separated fiscal from maintenance data, permitting remote maintenance without compromises. The security system provides full audit trail with personalised I.D’s.
With the new Summit 8800 KROHNE has created a new meaning to flow computing by providing features that are totally in line with current developments in metering, data handling, and system maintenance at an extremely competitive price. Summit has no limitations on the type of metering it can be used with. The products measured cover the entire spectrum from oil, gas, wet gas, steam and water.
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