Test & Measurement
Yokogawa releases ISA100 Wireless-based vibration sensor
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Jan. 26, 2017 – Yokogawa Electric has developed an ISA100 Wireless-based field wireless vibration sensor, boasting long battery life and the ability to “quickly” update data.
According to Yokogawa, the new vibration sensor will meet users’ needs “for a device that can provide the quick updates on vibration levels needed to detect [equipment] anomalies at an early stage” by measuring the vibration levels of equipment such as compressors, pumps, motors, and fans. The principal components of the sensor are the FN510 field wireless multifunction module, the LN01 piezoelectric type acceleration sensor, and the FN110 field wireless communication module. Via a gateway device, the FN510 uses the ISA100 Wireless communications protocol to exchange data with a host-level system such as a DCS. The sensor can be set to update data as quickly as every 10 seconds. The data collected with this vibration sensor enables plant operators and maintenance staff to monitor vibration levels in real-time. Both explosion proof and non-explosion proof types are available. The sensor is suitable for use in a range of industries, including: oil, petrochemicals, chemicals, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, and iron and steel.