Introducing the Yokogawa Sushi Sensor: An Easy to Implement, Low-Cost, Rugged IIoT Solution Featuring Long-Distance Wireless Communication

Yokogawa Sushi Sensor

Yokogawa releases IIoT predictive asset management solution in North America for improved data-driven maintenance strategies to reduce downtime and enhance safety.

Unique online vibration and temperature monitoring solution with long range wireless networking and advanced analytics provides early anomaly detection in hazardous areas.


Yokogawa Corporation of America announces the release in North America of its Sushi Sensor, an OpreXTM Asset Management and Integrity wireless solution, with advanced AI analytics via GA10 software that make it ideal for IIoT plant asset management (PAM) applications. The solution addresses a growing need for efficient and effective online collection of equipment data across industrial facilities via wireless sensors for early equipment anomaly detection. The Sushi Sensor combined with AI GA10 software detects early signs of abnormal operating characteristics and transforms a reactive maintenance process to one which is proactive, intelligent, and condition based. By leveraging wireless technology, the solution reduces cost and logistical challenges for early equipment problem detection to deliver enhanced plant safety, reliability and profitability. With a free smartphone app for easy set-up and configuration, users can rapidly place hundreds of Sushi Sensor devices into service across a facility.

Oil and gas facilities lose up to 10 percent of annual production every year as a result of unplanned downtime, according to a 2016 study by ARC Advisory Group. Nearly 30% of senior executives, engineering, operations, and maintenance managers surveyed by ARC reported between 3-5% lost production every year from unscheduled downtime. The cost of equipment failure significantly impacts return on capital employed (ROCE) performance through lost revenues, high operating and maintenance costs (OPEX) and unnecessary capital cost (CAPEX) for remedial work, modifications and upgrades. More predictive and prescriptive asset management strategies are required to exploit the benefits of applying data and analytics to maintenance.

The Sushi Sensor, with LoRaWAN® (Long Range Wide Area Network) communication technology and advanced analytics from GA10 software, enables the digital transformation of rotating equipment asset management. Approved by testing and standards agency, FM Approvals, for operation in hazardous areas, the Sushi Sensor is a compact wireless device providing online vibration and surface temperature measurement in machines and process equipment. Via LoRaWAN®, a low power, wide area network with up to ten times the range of other IoT wireless networks, the Sushi Sensor efficiently communicates digitized measurements to Yokogawa’s advanced AI analytics environment. The solution involves easy installation/setup, excellent environmental resistance and monitoring versatility via on-premise servers or the Cloud.

For more information about Yokogawa products, contact Power Specialties, Inc. Call them at (816) 353-6550 or visit their website at https://powerspecialties.com.

The MSA ULTIMA X5000 Gas Monitor

X5000 Gas Monitor
The ULTIMA® X5000 Gas Monitor is the future of gas detection for oxygen, toxic and combustible gases. MSA XCell® gas sensors with TruCal® technology offer calibration cycles up to 18 months (local calibration respected). The gas transmitter's advanced, multi-lingual OLED display is easy to read and the unique touch-screen interface makes it simple to navigate.

X5000 Gas Monitor Features:

  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Check status and get alerts up to 75 ft. (23 m) away 
  • Modify settings/setpoints/alarms
  • Initiate calibration and view progress
  • Reduce setup time by at least 50%
  • Up to 1.5 YEARS between calibrations!
  • Adaptive Environmental Compensation (AEC)
  • 12+ Patents
  • 5 Yr. Expected Life
  • 3 Yr. Warranty

DOWNLOAD THE ULTIMA® X5000 BROCHURE HERE


For more information on the ULTIMA® X5000, contact Power Specialties, Inc. Call them at (816) 353-6550 or visit https://powerspecialties.com.

New Product Alert: MTS Level Plus LevelLimit Liquid Level Transmitter and HI Level Switch


MTS Sensors has introduced the LevelLimit liquid level transmitter. The LevelLimit incorporates a magnetostritive level transmitter for inventory monitoring with an electrically isolated HI level switch for overfill protection. The sensor has the ability to monitor inventory levels with the added protection of a high level switch for those tanks that do not have openings for multiple sensors and for those applications that do not require a mechanically separate HI level switch. The initial launch of the LevelLimit includes an Intrinsically Safe approval from FM covering the US, Canada, ATEX, and IECEx.

Designed for use in oil lease tanks as well as bulk storage aboveground tanks, the Level Plus LevelLimit features 5-IN-1 measurement of the product level, interface level, temperature, volume and an integral HI level switch. The HI level switch uses a Digital I/O signal to trigger alarm functions in a PLC or remote RTU. The switch is equipped with a manual test method that allows for periodic checks of proper alarm function. A Modbus signal is used for conveying all of the inventory data including up to 16 temperature points. The LevelLimit’s ±1 mm inherent accuracy makes it highly suitable for monitoring inventory levels of refined fuels, crude oil, fuel oil, ethanol and other valuable liquids.

The LevelLimit transmitter is available with a flexible hose that is available for tank heights up to 22m (72.2ft.) or with a rigid pipe for those tanks 7.6m (25ft.) or less. The standard process connection is a 4” NPT fitting designed for installation on oil lease tanks. Additional process connection types and sizes will be released soon. All of the wetted parts for LevelLimit are 316L SS (1.4404) with additional materials to be released soon.

MTS Sensors liquid level transmitters present customers with a "set it and forget it" solution. Once installed and calibrated there is no requirement for scheduled maintenance or recalibration work. As a result operating costs can be significantly reduced.

For more information, contact Power Specialties, Inc. Call them at (816) 353-6550 or visit their website at https://powerspecialties.com.

Benefits of Thermal Mass Flow for the Measurement of Gases


There are quite a few technologies available to measure flowing gases. When the comparisons are complete, most outcomes point out that thermal mass flow technology is superior to others. This short video explores those benefits and demonstrates why thermal mass flow measurement technology is the right choice for your gas flow measurement application.

Benefits of Thermal Mass Flow Technology:

  • Direct mass flow measurement of air and gases in standard volumetric units (e.g., SCFM or NM3/H) or mass units (e.g., LBS/M or KG/H)
  • No additional pressure or temperature compensation required
  • Repeatability and exceptionally broad measurement range: up to 1000:1 (100:1 typical)
  • Standard linear 4-20mA output proportional to mass flow rate
  • Low pressure drop
  • No moving parts
  • Cost-effective
  • Insertion, Inline & remote* styles
  • Measures flow rate and temperature

Along with these benefits, Fox Thermal improved thermal mass flow with their DDC-Sensor (Digital Sensor Technology). Because of this unique development, Fox Thermal leads the industry for accuracy, quality, and innovative design.

For more information, contact Power Specialties. Call them at (816) 353-6550 or visit their website at https://powerspecialties.com.

Yokogawa Supplies Steam Boiler Control for USNS Mercy


On the United States Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, Yokogawa's Indicating Controllers are used to control two Foster Wheeler boilers supplying steam to 2 GE turbines to generate 18.3 MW of power.

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Yokogawa Presents "Back to Basics" Webinar Series

With the economy slowing and many employees working from home, there's never been a better time to take advantage of distance learning!

Yokogawa's "Back to Basic Series - Key Fundamentals for Operational Excellence" webinar series provides you a great learning resource for process measurement technologies. These online webinars discuss recommended practices, application selection and sizing, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain insight directly from the experts!

UPCOMING WEBINARS


Attaining Proficiency in Industrial Pressure Measurement  

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific
This webinar reviews the basic principles of measuring pressure and key considerations when selecting pressure transmitters for various applications.  More information here.

Fundamentals of Fabulous Flow Measurement

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific
This webinar will explore the fundamentals of flow measurement technologies and how they stack up in different applications.  More information here.

Magical Mystery Tour of High Purity pH Measurement

  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
  • 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern
The presentation will explore the theory of pH and how it can be successfully applied in high purity applications, discuss both standard and solution temperature compensation, review installation requirements, and illustrate good calibration and maintenance procedures to facilitate satisfactory measurements.  More information here.

Vibrating Element Technology for Gas Density, Specific Gravity, and Hydrogen

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern
This presentation goes over the theory behind vibrating element technology and explores some of the applications in which it can be used. More information here.

Digitally Transform your Plant with Field Wireless and IIOT

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020
  • 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific
Wireless sensor networks can provide reliable and secure communications for applications including control, monitoring, safety, and reliability. Regardless of the application, wireless technology has opened the door for companies to pursue improvements that may have been impossible or uneconomical in the past. However, adopting a wireless strategy is more than just throwing a few radios out into the plant. A little planning can go a long way to ensure your future success.  More information here.