VEGADIF 85, a differential pressure transmitter developed especially with safety in mind, is Vega’s new component for reliable, continuous control and monitoring of industrial processes. Its strengths lie not only in functional safety, but also in the option of measuring differential and static pressure simultaneously with just one instrument.
Housed in a compact single-chamber case, the transmitter is designed for economic efficiency and installation with low space requirements. These features are flanked by particularly simple, intelligent operation – a real plus in terms of error avoidance.
VEGADIF 85 is now qualified and approved according to SIL2 (SIL3) for manufacturing processes that depend on certified components, simple, user-friendly operation and permanently transparent processes.
Twice as safe under pressure
In processing facilities in the chemical, pharmaceutical and energy industries, the main focus today, more than ever, is on “safety”. That’s why SIL, or Safety Integrity Level, is becoming more and more important, providing modern process instrumentation with a coherent concept that can minimise potentially high risks to people and the environment.
Differential and static pressure with one instrument
VEGADIF 85 sensors are equipped with a second, piezo-resistive detector. They are thus the first transmitters of their kind that can measure both differential pressure and static pressure. And they can easily handle these two different measuring tasks in parallel. For example, they ensure a high degree of fail-safety in pipelines by determining the dynamic pressure and the superimposed static pressure at the same time: a measuring task that always required two separate pressure transmitters until now.
Where Bluetooth makes sense
There are many ways to simplify processes. However, it is important to strike the right balance between safety and convenience. Wireless data transmission can offer real added value in cases where access to data is difficult. With intuitive, simplicity, Bluetooth makes operation more flexible via smartphone, tablet or PC and provides transparency in wide-ranging applications.
Bluetooth is now available as an option for the new generation of differential pressure transmitters. Since it is part of the modular Vega instrument platform plics, it implements safety precautions at various levels already proven in the field. These include current encryption modes at the interface level, for example via PC or smartphone, as well as the necessary access codes that protect the sensor from unauthorised access.