JT400 MultiVariable Pressure Transmitters are newly introduced and declared to "use 5,000% less energy than traditional MVTs. Announced as "the first truly autonomous MVT," models offer outstanding pipeline monitoring and measurement accuracy - reportedly 20-times that of traditional designs. Especially applicable in remote locations, models are compatible with all pipeline equipment and can be installed to replace existing transmitters or on new natural gas wells.
JT400, in an explosionproof housing, offers analog/digital I/O, a local USB port, and up to 12-year battery life with no recharging needed. Besides its notable efficiency, the multivariable pressure transmitters are solar powered to operate up to 200 days without sunlight. They log data on 15-min averages up to 30 days for periodic transmission or local download.
Among JT400 features: intrinsically safe and explosionproof, plus ability to go 200 days without servicing - compared to four days for conventional MVTs. The transmitters are also offered with optional wireless operation capable of up to 8 years autonomy, automatic protocol detection, MODBUS protocol on RS-485 and RS-232 interface at high data rates.
The new instruments are particularly applicable in the current natural gas exploration boom - where much of it is still extracted with traditional wells - many of them in remote areas.
The new MVT's manufacturer declares "ultimately, JT400 offers significant cost savings to well owners while providing near real-time gas flow data to pipeline managers."