What equipment is included?
Click on one of the "SEE PACKAGE" buttons above to see the details for that option. Please contact us for additional options that suite your application.
Is there an on-going expense?
We offer a free tier, where one reading per day is provided. Data frequencies as granular as 1x/minute can be provided with an additional monthly fee.
How hard is it to install?
The goal is to make installation as simple as possible. For temperature sensing you can either use temperature probes that have a 1/4"MNPT threaded connection to be installed in the process stream. An alternative is to use a T2 Series surface mounted temperature sensor that can be affixed to the outside of a pipe, and underneath insulation. It's not as fast to respond and it's absolute reading won't be as accurate as an inserted sensor; however, for trending purposes it can be sufficient. Existing temperature values can also be utilized with a 4-20mA signal.
If differential pressure values are desired, either 2x P1 Series pressure transmitters or 1x D1 Series differential pressure transmitters can be used. Both models have 1/4"MNPT fittings.
If flow measurements are desired to determine the overall heat transfer efficiency, either an existing flow signal can be used (via a 4-20mA input to a RemoteLobeTM) or a U1 Series transit-time ultrasonic flow meter can be used that simply attaches to the outside of a pipe.
What is LMTD?
LMTD is an acronym of Log Mean Temperature Difference. It is an important value in heat exchangers that don't experience phase changes as it is the driving force for the heat exchange between the two fluids. As the LMTD value increases, the amount of heat transfer between the two fluids also increases. The formula can be given by:
ΔTLMTD = (ΔT2 - ΔT1) / ln(ΔT2 / ΔT1)
Can I monitor both differential pressures & temperatures?
Yes. You would essentially order 2x Basic packages.
How are the values calculated?
Users have free access to ProcessCentralTM and in there you can created calculated fields. Using the input values from the RemoteLobesTM as the source of the data, you can write a formula to determine the resulting variable you would like trended and reported on.
How is the data transmitted?
The ProcessEyeTM ecosystem uses standard WiFi, which enables the sensors and RemoteLobesTM to be dispersed throughout a facility. They can be granted access to a Guest-WiFi network, or a separate cellular modem with a hotspot can be used to gain access to the internet.
Can I get an automatic report of the heat exchanger efficiency emailed to me?
Absolutely. We have allowed users a robust reporting package in ProcessCentralTM that allows them to generate custom reports on a frequency that is desirable to them (i.e. daily, weekly, or monthly).
Is it secure?
Security is one of our key priorities and we use the most advanced encryption technology available to ensure secure communications.
Can the values be brought into my DCS/SCADA/PLC?
Our ecosystem uses a blend of computing logic that occurs in our RemoteLobesTM as well as ProcessCentralTM, so at this point we don't make the information available to be incorporated into existing infrastructure. We also believe that there isn't much value in bringing this data into existing infrastructure due to the cost, complexities and lack of automated reporting. Without the reporting capabilities the same "forgotten" condition will develop and users and organizations won't be any better off.