Pressure Transmitter 4-20mA is the most commonly used one in industrial process control. In industrial process control, the measurement and control of pressure has always been a very important parameter. The 4-20mA output pressure transmitter is widely used due to its own characteristics, such as: good anti-interference performance, less and simple wiring, etc.
Sino-Inst sorted out the corresponding solutions according to the problems that customers often encountered in the process of installing and using this type of pressure transmitter. In particular, it pointed out that this article is aimed at common problems in the use of 4-20mA output pressure transmitters.
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1. The pressure transmitter has no output and no display
Extended Reading: Resistive Pressure Transducer
2. Pressure transmitter output ≥ 20mA
3. Transmitter output≤4mA
4. The pressure display/output signal is incorrect and has errors
Extended Reading: Smart pressure transmitter
5. The pressure control system cannot be connected
The input of the pressure indicating instrument is 4~20mA, and the output signal of the transmitter can be directly connected.
If the input of the pressure indicating instrument is 1~5V. Then a resistor with a precision of 1/1000 or above and a resistance of 250Ω must be connected to the input terminal of the pressure indicating instrument. Then connect to the input of the transmitter.
No matter which pressure transmitter you choose. The signal output by the pressure transmitter, such as 4-20mA. The pressure signal can be interfaced to a paperless recorder. Multi-channel pressure signal monitoring.
6. recorder no record
When the multipoint paper recorder does not record. If the input is open, then:
- No other loads can be carried;
- Use another recorder with input impedance ≤250Ω when there is no record.
7. The temperature of the pipeline is too high
The temperature of the pipeline is too high, add a buffer tube to dissipate heat. It is best to add some cold water to the buffer tube before use. In order to prevent the superheated steam from directly impacting the sensor. Thereby damaging the sensor or reducing the service life.
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8. Pressure Transmitter 4-20mA installation problem
In steam flow measurement, steam mainly involves two kinds, one is external steam, and the other is superheated steam of boiler.
The externally supplied steam is the steam after decompression and decompression. The temperature is not high, and it is mixed with a lot of water. It needs to be used and not used. The steam flow rate can be changed according to the user’s requirements.
In the actual flow measurement process, sometimes the flow rate is too large and sometimes the flow rate is too small. It is very unstable. Blowdown is often required. The measurement of the transmitter is accurate after each blowdown. All joints on the pressure guiding pipe leak steam.
In the use of measuring superheated steam, the biggest problem found is that sometimes the machine shuts down, and the flow rate will deviate after restarting, resulting in inaccuracy. Sometimes there is still a little flow display after stopping.
Generally, the installation position of the transmitter is lower than the measuring pipe. But in the actual installation, the condensing tank and the transmitter for external steam flow are both higher than the measuring pipe, and the pressure guiding pipe that is laid down at least 1 meter from the throttling device is too short.
The superheated steam flow of the boiler also has the problem of inconsistent heights between the condensing tank and the measuring pipe. This leads to an imbalance in the height of the condensed water, which causes a static pressure difference.
9. Pressure guide pipe blockage problem
In pressure measurement, sometimes the indicated pressure does not vary with operating conditions. After opening the drain valve, there is only a small amount of sewage and no water flows out. This is because there will be a small amount of floating dust in the water quality or compressed air, which will enter the pressure guiding pipe for sedimentation along with the water flow. After a long period of operation, the wall of the pressure guiding pipe will be corroded and fouled, and blockage will occur.
10. Pressure Transmitter 4-20mA equipment itself fault problem
In the measurement of lubricating oil pressure, since the lubricating oil pressure signal participates in the shutdown interlock control. The signal measured by the lubricating oil pressure transmitter is transmitted to the computer. On the one hand, it is displayed. On the other hand, the signal is compared by the program. When the pressure is lower than 0.06MPa, it will send a signal to stop due to lack of oil.
From the trend graph of the lubricating oil pressure signal, it can be seen that the pressure is an instantaneous drop in a straight line, resulting in a trip. After checking the transmitter, it was found that the internal module of the transmitter was damaged. Although the transmitter is regularly calibrated every year, it is used for production after passing the test.
After several years of operation of the transmitter, its accuracy, sensitivity, stability and other performance indicators will gradually decrease. The internal diaphragm and integrated block will also be damaged and malfunction.
11. There is an interference problem
In the measurement of the exhaust pressure of the air compressor, the fluctuation of the exhaust pressure signal is large. After the transmitter is verified, it meets the accuracy requirements, and the fault of the transmitter itself is eliminated.
Check that the pressure guide tube and connector are not damaged or leaked. The connection of the signal cable is in good contact.
However, the direction of the cables is introduced into the control room through the cable bridge next to the high-end distribution room. There is a lot of electromagnetic interference around.
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