The FLXA402 offers multiple connection possibilities, eliminating the need for multiple analyzers and providing greater flexibility. This four-wire analyzer includes a color HMI and an easy touchscreen operation with a simple menu structure in 9 languages for simple and efficient setup and configuration.
With its modular design, the FLXA402 analyzer offers a range of measurement choices with the respective sensor module, including pH/ORP, resistivity/conductivity (SC), inductive conductivity (ISC), percent concentration, dissolved oxygen (DO), and 4-20mA input. Dual sensor measurements offer additional functionalities, such as a calculated data function that can be customized.
OpreX is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa’s industrial automation (IA) and control business and stands for excellence in the related technology and solutions. It consists of categories and families under each category. This product belongs to the OpreX Analyzers family that is aligned under the OpreX Measurement category.
Support of Up to Five Sensors
The FLXA402 can connect up to five sensors, realizing interruption-free measurement even during maintenance. Multiple sensor measurement offers additional functionalities including a variety of calculated data as well as the option to program the analyzer as a redundant system.
With the FLXA402, one analyzer can accept: pH/ORP, Contacting Conductivity (SC), Inductive Conductivity (ISC), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), and Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensors with self-diagnostic capabilities. Additional functions include:
- Continuous measurement of sensor impedance, asymmetric potential, and slope, and continuous monitoring for electrode contamination/damage, burnout, and a decline in measurement liquid level (ex. pH Analyzer)
- Online Sensor Wellness checking for predictive maintenance
Expert Guide: Clear Touch Panel Display for Improved Operability
The FLEXA™ series analyzer provides improved operability with intuitive touchscreen operation, featuring a clear display and user-friendly indication with 9 languages. The display of sensor status and estimated maintenance time improve efficiency. The interactive screen is housed in a robust aluminum die-cast housing.
Advanced Flexibility: Modular Design for Increased Scalability
The FLEXA™ series analyzer features a modular design with replaceable sensor modules, enabling the construction of a variety of systems. FLXA402 allows for the connection of up to five possible sensors resulting in a reduction in CAPEX and OPEX.
Preparing for the Future
Industrial automation is moving toward SMART products, with sensors changing from analog to digital SMART. This transition can affect plant operations and take time to fully implement.
In addition to being a high performance standalone analyzer, the FLXA402 is also a component of the new Yokogawa SENCOM 4.0 Platform, a SMART sensor system that simplifies in field maintenance and calibration. With the SENCOM 4.0 Platform, upgrading to the next generation SMART product is easy, and an upgrade transfer can be done at any time with little impact on operations.
SD card or Ethernet for easy data transfer and remote service, allowing for more in-depth process analysis.
After extraction from sugar cane or sugar beets, juice must be purified to remove the many other organics and minerals that accompany it. The processing to accomplish this is heavily dependent on reliable pH measurement and control as illustrated.
There are a number of suppliers of oil and fat products used for edible purposes. These products include, but are not limited to olive oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, lard, shortening, butter, and margarine. The raw materials for these products include animal by-products, fleshy fruits (palm and olive), and oilseeds.
Industry:Food and Beverage
For control of batch neutralization, a pH measurement coupled with a timer-controlled chemical feed scheme provides very satisfactory results.
This system can be adapted for either acid waste or alkaline waste neutralization.
Having too much oxygen in the process is not a problem for the biological system; however the cost for generating the oxygen is one of the largest expenses. By obtaining a good representative average of the dissolved oxygen present in the basin could save the plant large amounts of money. For this reason multiple measurements points are sometimes put into place.
In a batch tank, analyzers such as dissolved oxygen (DO) analyzers, oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) meters, and mixed liquor suspended solid (MLSS) analyzers are used. To reduce the maintenance frequency, measures must be taken to prevent dirt accumulation on the sensor. As the liquid level in a tank can vary greatly, great care should be taken when selecting the sensor installation position in a tank.
Brewery is facility to produce beer. Breweries process is the manufacturing process of beer, which is a fermented beverage with low alcohol content made from various types of grain. Wheat, maize and other grains can be used for this. Brewing process starts from malted barley that is to form a mash by milling and mixing with hot water. The malt starches are converted to sugars during this process. This sugar rich water is then strained through the bottom of the mash and will be called as "wort". Then the wort will be brought to boil by bringing to the brew kettle. For bitterness or aroma hops are to be added at different times during the boil. Then the wort is cooled and aerated. And brewers yeast is added for fermentation. From the sweet wort the yeast produces carbon dioxide, alcohol and other byproducts. The GREEN BEER undergoes maturation after fermentation. Filtaration and carbonation are the last steps. Finally the beer will be stay in holding tank until it is bottled or kegged.
For safe and efficient operation, the quality of feedwater, steam, and condensate in boiler plants must be controlled and maintained in the most favorable conditions.
One of the primary applications for high purity water is for boiler feed water. The measurement of pure water pH can be one of the quickest indicators of process contamination in the production or distribution of pure water. Effective chemical treatment of the feed water is vital in maintaining the useful operating life and minimizing maintenance costs of the boiler.
Industry:Power, Pharmaceutical, Common
Process liquid analyzers such as pH meters, conductivity meters, ORP meters, and density meters play an important role at electrolysis plants in the control of concentrations of various process solutions. This requires both precision and stability under harsh conditions that include highly corrosive substances, high temperatures, and many impurities.
Continuous technology improvement is ongoing in the pulp & paper industry to obtain the best possible performance. The improved plant performance translates to the higher quality improvement and lower cost, and simultaneously environmental friendly plant operation.
In a semiconductor plant, a variety of chemicals are used in various manufacturing processes. The chemicals used for specific purposes are produced by diluting raw liquid with demineralized water using in diluting equipment, and the control of the concentration at this point is performed by conductivity measurement.
The treatment of wastewater from pulp and paper plants is a serious environmental concern. Yokogawa's submersion holder with an ultrasonic+air-jet cleaner (customized product) can reduce the manual cleaning frequency to just once every one or two months.
Industry:Pulp & Paper
Wastes have been considered to be a serious worldwide environmental problem in recent years. Because of increasing pollution, these wastes should be treated. However, industrial wastes can contain a number of valuable organic components. Recovery of these components is important economically. Using conventional distillation techniques, the separation of acetic acid and water is both impractical and uneconomical, because it often requires large number of trays and a high reflux ratio. In practice special techniques are used depending on the concentration of acetic acid.
In the manufacturing process of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Food & Beverage industries, the cleaning and sterilization of tanks and piping are done with various cleaning solutions, fresh or hot water and steam after manufacturing products. Clean-In-Place (CIP) is the system designed for automatic cleaning and disinfecting.
Seawater leak detection is the post-condensation water quality management processes. Damage to the ion exchange resin, which deionizes the supplied water, is also monitored during this process, and both of these applications are executed by a conductivity analyzer. (AN10D01P01-01E)
Cyanide-bearing wastewater from mining and electroplating facilities and certain types of chemical plants is toxic and must be treated by oxidation with chlorine or chloride to bring the cyanide concentration within regulatory limits.
Industry:Electrical and Electronics
In the past, the boiler feed tank systems in sugar factories had to be checked several times a day to make sure there were no sugar solution leaks. This was a very laborious process and, as continuous monitoring was not possible, monitoring results were not reliable. When a leak occurred, recovery operations were very costly and time-consuming. (AN10D01K01-02E)
Continuous technology improvement is ongoing in the pulp & paper industry to obtain the best possible performance. Problems at the wet end (stock preparation) can rarely be corrected downstream. That is why monitoring and controlling pH in pulp stock is critical to the paper making process. Essentially, at every stage in the manufacture of paper, correct pH values play a vital role.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a separation process that uses pressure to force a solution through a membrane that retains the solute on one side and allows the pure solvent to pass to the other side. More formally, it is the process of forcing a solvent from a region of high solute concentration through a membrane to a region of low solute concentration by applying a pressure in excess of the osmotic pressure.
Wastewater from electroplating facilities and certain types of chemical plants contains toxic forms of hexavalent chromium such as chromate and dichromate. The hexavalent chromium in this wastewater must be reduced before the water can be discharged. This requires a two-step process: hexavalent chromium (CR6) is reduced to trivalent chromium (CR3); and CR3 is precipitated as chromium hydroxide.
Industry:Electrical and Electronics
Removal of free oil and grease from a wastewater stream reduces the potential for equipment problems to occur further downstream. There are three forms of oil encountered in wastewater treatment at a refinery.
Sour Water is the wastewater that is produced from atmospheric and vacuum crude columns at refineries. Hydrogen sulfide and ammonia are typical components in sour water that need to be removed before the water can be reused elsewhere in the plant. Removal of these components is done by sending the sour water from the process to a stripping tower where heat, in the form of steam, is applied.
Power plant boiler houses designed to burn coal or high sulfur oil are required by Federal and State pollution regulations to "scrub" (remove) sulfur dioxide from flue gasses to meet emission limits. SO2 in flue gasses is known to be harmful to the environment, as it is one contributor to the formation of acid rain. pH control is critical for the proper functioning of the scrubber system.
The control of the world's water resource is arguably one of the most important issues. Water demand from industry and domestic users is set to rise throughout the industrialized world. Yokogawa has been applying minimized maintenance measurement systems.
In flue gas desulfurization systems that use magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2) slurry, the consumption of the desulfurization agent (Mg(OH)2) is controlled by using online pH analyzers. A great concern in the pH measurement is heavy staining of the pH electrodes by the Mg(OH)2 slurry. To ensure accurate measurement, frequent cleaning of the electrodes with an acid is required, adding to both maintenance workload and cost.
To defray energy costs, many industrial plants have their own boilers to generate steam in order to produce a portion of their energy needs. In addition to generating power, the steam may also be used directly in plant processes or indirectly via heat exchangers or steam jacketed vessels.
To technology in iron & steel industry is continuously improved to obtain the best possible performance. The improved plant performance gives rise to the higher quality improvement and lower cost, and simultaneously environmental friendly plant operation.
Most zinc are produced at hydrometallurgically, where a high-grade zinc product can be obtained and valuable metals mixed in the raw material can be recovered. In the hydrometallurgy, the raw material of zinc concentrate is roasted and then dissolved in sulfuric acid to remove impurities. The process called leaching and pH control of the leachate is important.
Fish perform all their bodily functions in water. Because fish are totally dependent upon water to breathe, feed and grow, excrete wastes, maintain a salt balance, and reproduce, understanding the physical and chemical qualities of water is critical to successful aquaculture. To a great extent water determines the success or failure of an aquaculture operation.
In stable dispersion of fine particles is the pre-requisite for the selective flocculation technique involving separation of ultra-fine valuable particles from the gangue. Among mineral processing techniques selective flocculation technique is known to have outstanding potential of capturing the particles of particular mineral in slurry of mixed mineral system by selective adsorption of water soluble polymers known as flocculants.
- FLXA402 4-Wire Liquid Analyzer, SA11 SENCOM Smart Adapter (2.9 MB)
- SENCOM 4.0 Platform (42.6 MB)
- ST401G Sampling System (5.4 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Protection of Environment (Use in China) (167 KB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Start-up and Safety Precautions (1.6 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Installation and Wiring (Introduction and General Description) (5.0 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Operation of Converter (5.1 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Operation of pH/ORP (1.5 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Operation of SC (1.7 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Operation of ISC (1.6 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter Operation of DO (1.8 MB)
- FLXA402 Setting Table (158 KB)
- SENCOM 4.0 Platform: Grounding (3.6 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter HART Communication (1.0 MB)
- FLXA402 4-Wire Converter MODBUS Communication (693 KB)
- Conductivity Analyzer Guide (968 KB)
- Contacting Conductivity sensor selection guide (1.6 MB)
- EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMIT for FLXA402 (462 KB)
- FLXA402 FM (289 KB)
- ATEX: FM20ATEX0001X (638 KB)
- CSA: FM19CA0089X (229 KB)
- CSA: FM20CA0002X (222 KB)
- FM: FM19US0166X (230 KB)
- FM: FM20US0004X (223 KB)
- IECEx: IECEx_FMG_20.0003_000 (181 KB)
Most of the Yokogawa sensors come labeled with the corresponding terminals to connect them to. In this video we show you how to connect a SENCOM pH sensor to the FLXA402 liquid analyzer.
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