Microcor® Wireless Transmitter
Microcor® Wireless Transmitter shown on-line,with probe adapter and Quicksand™ probe mounted in a Cosasco Access Fitting
In keeping with its history of developing innovative corrosion management solutions, Cosasco is pleased to introduce the Microcor Wireless Transmitter (MWT). The MWT is the culmination of more than a year of development and testing. The MWT offers unprecedented benefits:
- High Resolution Wireless Corrosion Monitoring
- Dramatically Lower Installation Costs
- Independent operation or seamless integration with Emerson's Smart Wireless Range of Solutions
- Operation in Hazardous Locations
- Ideal solution for hard to access areas
Each MWT will work as a node in a self-organizing network (mesh) to ensure consistent delivery of data. Secure and infinitely configurable, the self-organizing network ensures an adaptive, flexible approach to wireless data transfer that defies the "canyons of metal" which define most plants.
Unlike many approaches to in-plant wireless systems which require direct line-of-sight between the instrument and the communications gateway, the Cosasco approach ensures network integrity by allowing MWT's to communicate with each other. Because every device serves as a network connector there can be no single point of failure. In the event a temporary obstruction blocks a direct connection, the network automatically reroutes the signal to an adjacent device, ensuring network reliability and data integrity.
The MWT will use high resolution metal loss measurement providing 18 bit resolution, and will be rated for operation in hazardous locations. Like its rugged predecessor Microcor which has performed well in both arctic and desert conditions, the MWT will have an allowable operating range of from -40°C to 70°C.
High Speed Wireless Corrosion Monitoring For All Process Media
The MWT is based on Cosasco's Microcor technology and will provide corrosion rates in any process media at speeds approaching real time. Microcor online systems are in use throughout the world and have proven that accuracy and reliability can co-exist. Correlating real time corrosion rates with other process parameters enables facility operators to realize unprecedented process control related to variables such as chemical inhibitor feed. Chemical inhibitor costs can be reduced without compromising plant safety, thereby ensuring a speedy recovery of the investment in the corrosion monitoring system. Continued use provides alerts to system upsets, lengthens the time between plant shutdowns, extends overall asset life, and gives peace of mind with respect to potential environmental mishaps caused by corrosion.
Based On Microcor Technology With Speeds Approaching Real Time