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Succeeding with the Solutions Engineering Center (SEC)

Posted by Barbara Vazquez-Isla on Fri, Jan 31, 2014

Customized, certified solutions for hazardous locations

In Pepperl+Fuchs lingo, “SEC” stands for Solutions Engineering Center. Our newest SEC location is in Houston, Texas. Other SEC locations include one in Twinsburg, Ohio as well as international locations in England, Germany, Singapore, and Australia.

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Topics: Approvals/ Certifications, Hazardous Area Enclosures/ Equipment

6 Signal Conditioners You Should Know About

Posted by Barbara Vazquez-Isla on Thu, Dec 12, 2013

A signal conditioner is a device that changes or boosts the signal between the controller and the field device to make sure the communication works properly. A common application for signal conditioners is when you have a mV input from a thermocouple going into a
4 mA … 20 mA input card. A signal conditioner converts the mV signal into a 4 mA … 20 mA signal. In this blog, we will discuss 6 signal conditioners that all engineers should be aware of.

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Topics: Intrinsic Safety Barriers, Signal Conditioners

Want to Do Surge Protection, But Don’t Know Where to Start?

Posted by Barbara Vazquez-Isla on Tue, Oct 01, 2013

In this post, we will discuss the difference between lightning and surge, briefly cover the lightning and surge protection standard, and finally show a couple of Pepperl+Fuchs options for surge protection devices (SPD).

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Topics: Troubleshooting, Ask an Expert, Intrinsic Safety

Understanding Line Fault Detection with Intrinsic Safety Barriers

Posted by Barbara Vazquez-Isla on Thu, Oct 04, 2012

Monitor lead breakage and detect short circuits with IS barriers

Discrete input signals send an "on" or "off" signal from devices such as a pushbutton, switch, or contact. When the application requires an intrinsically safe circuit, the typical circuit consists of a field device, an intrinsic safety barrier, and a controller (DCS or PLC).

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Topics: Troubleshooting, Intrinsic Safety Barriers

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