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I have a safety system with 3 independent fan sets operating in a duty/standby/back-up configuration, each fan set has an associated pressure differential transmitters (PDT), the PDT control the fan speed to maintain a depression in a common area.
The PDTs also collectively initiate a duty/standby/back-up switching operation on detection of excessive depression based on a 2oo3 voted decision.
For diagnostic purposes I want to compare the output of each of these PDTs with each other and raise an alarm if one is out of whack with respect to the other two, whether it be reading higher or lower, by a predetermined margin.
So basically I am looking for a 4-20mA signal magnitude comparator with trip function, anyone know of a suitable device to do this, ideally able to support a SIL 2 safety function?
Amelec? Used to use these decades ago, very reliable. ADT 132 range from memory. They call them "trip amplifiers", or have I got this all wrong?
Thanks Roger, I am wanting a trip amplifier that trips on comparative value between two 4-20mA signals rather than an absolute value on one.
I think the ADT139 does that. It has been at least 35 years since I played with one though!
Wow! That's the one, thank you Roger.
Thank you Roger that's a good one to know too.