Flowserve Limitorque Master Station III Improves Actuator Control And Communications Through Diagnostics And Redundant Design
Provides complete control, monitoring and diagnostics for up to 250 Flowserve Limitorque valve actuators
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) - Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the launch of the Flowserve Limitorque Master Station III, a digital network solution that provides complete control, monitoring and diagnostics for up to 250 Flowserve Limitorque valve actuators.
The Master Station III’s new modular, hot-swappable, redundant design builds on the proven technology of the Master Station II and significantly reduces commissioning and configuration time. If the active module fails, the advanced design of the Master Station III initiates the standby module to immediately take over the network for seamless control. When a module needs to be replaced or repaired, it can be removed and a new module can be installed without taking the device offline, reducing costly downtime.
“Our customers are increasingly turning to digital communication and networking solutions to quickly diagnose small issues before they become costly failures,” said Eric van Gemeren, vice president Research and Development, Flowserve. “Flowserve Master Station III provides customers with the information they need to improve plant performance.”
Another capability of the Master Station III is the slave register polling schedule that can be configured in order to optimize overall network communication performance and enable end users to download status and diagnostic information of critical valve actuators more frequently. A built-in network time protocol (NTP) provides time synchronization with the host controller, resulting in harmonized date and time stamped diagnostic logging. When an alarm is triggered, an e-mail notification is automatically sent to facility operators.
The Master Station III can serve as an interface device between the host and the valve actuator network, or it can stand on its own. It features a simple touch-panel Human Machine Interface (HMI) supporting five languages: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian; and an external monitor and mouse can be connected through VGA and USB ports.
The new digital network controller is compatible with Flowserve Limitorque MX, QX, and L120 field units and can be used for power, petrochemical, oil and gas, water and wastewater applications.
For more information about the Master Station III, please visit http://www.flowserve.com.
About Flowserve Corp.
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves, as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at http://www.flowserve.com.
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