Emerson launches wireless guided wave radar level transmitter

Emerson Process Management has launched its wireless Guided Wave Radar (GWR) transmitter for continuous level and interface monitoring.

The Rosemount® 3308 wireless GWR transmitter has been introduced to meet the need for accurate level monitoring in remote or difficult to reach locations where installing new cabling would be costly or impractical.

GWR transmitters are used for a broad range of measurement and control applications, including process level measurement in vessels and storage tanks in refineries, oil fields, offshore platforms, chemical and industrial plants.

Emerson says its Smart Wireless technology significantly reduces installation and configuration time; Since there is no need for cabling, trenching, conduit runs and cable trays, costs can be reduced by 30% or more compared with a wired solution. Any WirelessHART enabled device can join the network once a wireless network has been established, making it easy to implement changes or move devices around to meet specific requests.

The Rosemount 3308 Wireless GWR transmitter features enhanced configuration and diagnostics. It provides an easy and cost-effective way to add visibility across a wide range of industries and applications, ensuring plant and operator safety and improving process efficiency.

It is a top mounted device for direct level and interface measurement of liquids. It is virtually unaffected by changing process conditions such as density, conductivity, temperature and pressure, and because it does not have moving parts, no calibration is required and maintenance is minimised. A wide range of process connections, probe styles, and accessories ensure application flexibility.

The company's Smart Wireless technology is based on the IEC 62591 WirelessHART standard.

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