Battery-Powered Wireless Valve Controller

Telemetry and Remote SCADA Solutions, a division of Schneider Electric, has introduced the VC10 valve controller to its Accutech wireless sensor network product line. A battery-powered wireless field device, the VC10 is used to control pneumatic valves in hazardous locations. Using a technology called progressive pulse control (PPC), the VC10 can be used in the operation of pneumatic valves in upstream oil and gas applications. The company said the VC10 is capable of operating in the field autonomously for more than 50,000 cycles using one battery pack. The VC10 has two digital inputs, the first configured as a counter for use in plunger arrival systems, and the second for use with any discreet signal. An integrated pressure sensor is incorporated as a feedback mechanism in the PPC circuit. Magnetic switches and a LCD display allow for configuration settings in the field.

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