SENCOM™ SMART Digital Sensors
Providing accurate and repeatable pH measurements in the most demanding process applications can be frustrating, but it does not have to be. Yokogawa’s innovative SENCOM 4.0 smart sensor platform optimizes maintenance, reduces configuration time, and simplifies in-field maintenance and calibration. Schedule Live Demo

Measurement, Control, and Information in one Digital SMART Sensor System

Yokogawa’s SENCOM SMART Sensor Platform is an innovative analyzer platform that optimizes maintenance, reduces configuration time, and simplifies in-field maintenance and calibration.

SENCOM SMART digital sensor platforms combine:

  • SENCOM™ technology, which allows sensors to transmit and receive data when connected to a transmitter/analyzer or any PC
  • Analyzer, which captures and stores calibration data
  • SMART digital sensors to maintain specific measurement and calibration data on an integrated chip along that is an integral part of the sensor
  • Data management software to optimize the performance of pH/ORP sensors for enhanced reliability and process safety

 

SENCOM SMART by the Numbers

 

By the Numbers 2020

 

Delivering enhanced value throughout the product lifecycle

 

Simplified Selection"I want to connect a different sensor type, is that possible?"

Simplified Selection 

One analyzer that can measure pH/ORP, Conductivity and dissolved oxygen allows for a reduction in CAPEX & OPEX.

 

Expert Guide"How do I set up my new instrument, and how long is it going to take?"

Expert Guide

As experienced operators retire, many facilities worry about the possibility of losing operations expertise and being unable to successfully transfer skills to new operations staff. An easy to use wizard offers clear guidance for the setup and configuration. The intuitive menu structure along with easy to understand alarm settings and clear information on troubleshooting, contribute to the credibility and reliability of your online process control measurements.

 

Process Guard"How do I know when to do maintenance or calibration?"

Process Guard

SENCOMfeatures real-time diagnostics and sensor wellness for early detection of sensor failure and replacement pro-active maintenance.

 

Maintenance Manager"Is my instrument still working efficiently and providing accurate measurements?"

Maintenance Manager

There is no need to worry about unplanned outages and lost production time with the maintenance manager function. The SENCOM platform utilizes the integrated "hot swap" and "plug and play" function to significantly decrease downtime, while the sensor wellness function predicts the next maintenance and sensor replacement.

 

Advanced Flexibility"Do I need to buy a new instrument to expand its functionality?"

Advanced Flexibility

Changing technologies don't have to result in negative consequences putting throughput, quality, and/or compliance at risk. With the SENCOM platform upgrading to the next generation of SMART product is easy, and an upgrade transfer can be done at any time with little impact on operations. The SENCOM Platform connects to traditional analog or digital SMART sensors, allowing an easy upgrade to digital SMART sensors in the future. SENCOMaccelerates time-to-value of the new technology and provides the connection flexibility, simplicity, and efficiency to seamlessly move data and workloads on an ongoing basis.

 

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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.

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Heat exchangers are devices that provide the flow of thermal energy between two or more fluids at different temperatures. Heat exchangers are used in a wide variety of applications. These include power production; process, chemical and food industries; electronics; environmental engineering; waste heat recovery; manufacturing industry; and air-conditioning, refrigeration, and space applications.
 

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There are many points in the processing of edible fats and oils that benefit from the use of analytical measurements. Inductive conductivity, contacting conductivity, gas density, and pH can be utilized to increase the quality of the end product, as well as protecting expensive processes.

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To defray energy costs, many industrial plants have their own boilers to generate steam 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. 

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Removal of free oil and grease from a wastewater stream reduces the potential for equipment problems downstream. Three forms of oil are encountered in wastewater treatment at a refinery: Free Oil, Emulsified Oil, Dissolved Oil.

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Where and why are the pH Measurements important in a brewery? No one wants a skunky beer. pH measurements in the wort, during mashing/souring the malt, and in the yeast enzymes are critical.
 

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Fish are totally dependent upon water to breathe, feed, grow, maintain a salt balance, and reproduce. Water quality determines the success or failure of an aquaculture operation.

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The lifetime of a pH sensor has a significant impact on the overall annual costs of a pH measuring loop. Optimizing four key factors will decrease these costs and optimize process control and overall plant efficiency.

Media Publication
Successful pH Troubleshooting
(TN-P-20210201-01)
Edition 1
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The accuracy of pH measurements depends upon maintenance; maintenance frequency largely depends upon the application. Understanding and addressing the causes of pH measurement difficulties comprise key to ensuring stable and accurate readings.

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For example, initially, we used it for pH measurement, later we would like to use it with a conductivity sensor. No due to the variopin pin out allocation, there is a different SA11 Smart Adapter for each parameter. If the FLXA402 has a SENCOM...
SA stands for Sencom Adapter (Model SA11). This is one piece of a new product platform. The SENCOM 4.0 series has been released to replace the original SENCOM generation of products from Yokogawa. The new SENCOM 4.0 SA11 Smart Adapter uses ...
The Modbus registers for the new Sencom 4.0 devices have changed, they are not the same is the older SENCOM devices. The SENCOM 4.0 Modbus Register information for the FLXA402 is available in TI12A01F01. You can download this document from...
In most cases the SA11 Smart Adapter is mounted directly on the sensor. If the temperature is high the temperature limits of the SA11 Smart Adapter (-30 up to +125°C (-22 up to +257°F)) may require that the adapter be remotely mounted. Optio...
The BA11 is delivered with a mounting bracket which can be attached to the back of a FLXA402 or FLXA202. It also can be used to mount the BA11 on a pipe or wall. ...
1. Manually by using a HOST (FLXA402, Fieldmate) 2. By calibration of temp. coefficient Remark: it is a process calibration which is NOT sensor specific. This means it will not be stored in the sensor ID-chip.
Yes. This setting only changes the SA11 setup parameters. It does not change the information stored in the ID-chip inside the sensor.
Yes, in the logbook of both the SSA and ID-chip inside sensor. Remark: when sensor is re-connected to SA11, the sensor logbook information will overwrite the logbook information inside the SA11.
From the GS sheet you will find: EMC Regulatory Compliance: North America:  EN 61326-1 (Class A, Table 2) EN 61326-2-3 Australia and New Zeeland: CISPR11 Korea: Electromagnetic ConformityStandard Class A Regulatory Compliance Mark Level...
The area classification of the SA11 at the time of release is General Purposes with IP 67 rating for ingress protection. Once the FLXA 2-wire solution is upgraded to work with the SA11, all necessary certifications for Class I Div I and Class I Div I...
No, FieldMate and FLXA402 are the only communication devices available to work with the SENCOM 4.0.
Yes, that is possible. The calibration procedure is exactly the same as the standard analog sensors directly connected to the FLXA402.
Why is pH Calibration important? How to clean pH glass? Which pH buffers should I use?  How fresh should pH buffer solution be?  How long between calibrations?
Edition 1
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Why is pH Calibration important? How to clean pH glass? Which pH buffers should I use?  How fresh should pH buffer solution be?  How long between calibrations?

Yes, the SENCOM Module in these sensors allows a Modbus Master to connect using Modbus RTU protocol and access the following data: pH Temperature compensated pH ORP pH compensated ORP rH Temperature Junction resistance value Sensor details ...
Yes, the input module can be changed in the Converter.    See the FAQ: Which Input Module do I order for my FLXA21/202 analyzer? ...

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