SENCOM™ SMART Digital Sensors

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

 

 

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.

 

  • SENCOM technology allows pH and ORP sensors to transmit and receive data when connected to FLXA202 or FLXA21 transmitter or to any PC with the SPS24 software installed. Digital or Smart sensors maintain specific measurement and calibration data on an integrated chip along that is an integral part of the sensor. 

  • SENCOM 4.0 Platform technology allows pH and ORP sensors to transmit and receive data when connected to FLXA402 analyzer or to any PC/tablet with Mobile Feild Device Managment (FieldMate) installed. 

  • Yokogawa's SENSTATION combines SENCOM SMART sensors with the SMART data logger and SMARTDAC+ modular data acquisition system to provide a scalable, integrated liquid measurement solution. 

Overview:

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.

Optional in the model code is a universal mounting set (/UM). An extra nut is included with the mounting bracket to allow extra ground wire to be connected if needed.

A WE10 cable is needed to connect the sensor to the Smart Adapter, see below for details.

Overview:

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.

Overview:

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 a similar digital process to measure the process values, store data, perform calibrations, and report data to a host system. One obvious difference is that the SA11 Smart Adapter is a seperate device, not permanently attached to the sensor like the original SENCOM sensors. The SA11 is part of our SENCOM 4.0 platform, consisting of a FLXA402 transmitter, a Sensor with a Variopin connector and ID Chip (i.e., FU20-VS or FU24-VS), and Cables.

Overview:

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.

Overview:

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.

Overview:

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 II will be available.

Overview:

No, FieldMate and FLXA402 are the only communication devices available to work with the SENCOM 4.0.

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Overview:

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 (Model, Serial Number, production date)
  • Sensor calibration data (zero, slope, temperature offset)
  • Sensor status signals (e.g. Glass impedance detection)

As shown in the diagram above, our pH is calculated by subtracting value B from value A. To do this the B value is stored inside the sensor and can be displayed independently at any time. Since ORP is simply the value of B, we can easily display both pH (A-B) and ORP (B) without any issues.

Overview:

Yes, the input module can be changed in the Converter. 

 

See the FAQ:

Which Input Module do I order for my FLXA21/202 analyzer?

Product Overviews

    Overview:

    SENCOM- The Next Generation in SMART Liquid Analyzers

    Yokogawa’s SENCOM SMART Sensor Platform is an innovative analyzer platform that optimizes maintenance, reduces configuration time, and simplifies in-field maintenance and calibration. Yokogawa is a recognized world leader for reliable liquid analytical equipment, providing accurate and repeatable solutions for maintaining and controlling even the most demanding process applications.

    Overview:

    Digital or Smart sensors maintain specific measurement and calibration data on an integrated chip along that is an integral part of the sensor. This data can be exchanged between the sensor and either a process transmitter, or a laboratory PC using a data management software, like the SPS24.

    Product Overview
    Overview:

    SENCOM SPS24 PC Software Demonstration While we strive to provide the most safe and accurate information possible, we are not responsible for any loss or damages resulting from attempting to replicate the acts conducted in this video. Furthermore, we shall not be held liable for use or misuse of information contained in this video.

    Product Overview
    Overview:

    How to connect digital sensors.

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