ENERGY EXPOSITION – Loveland, CO – At The Ranch Events Complex

ENERGY EXPOSITIONJoin Northwest Instruments & Controls June 21-22, 2017 at the ENERGY EXPOSITION!

Booth #153 

Booth location: Floor plan in the South Exhibition Hall booth #153.

The Energy Exposition will be celebrating 18 years as the Rocky Mountain’s longest running energy trade exhibition. The event will take place at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado.

The Energy Exposition trade show is free and open to the public over the age of 18.

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More detail about the expo can be found here.

ROTAMASS Total Insight from Yokogawa Now Available

The ROTAMASS Total Insight is a new, tiered Coriolis flow meter series thatROTAMASS Total Insight Yokogawa America offers many enhancements over our current ROTAMASS 3 series.
Yokogawa’s new Coriolis mass flow meters feature six dedicated sensor lines and two modular transmitters to help configure the best and most suitable solution for any user requirement. The Sensor lines have been specialized to meet different requirements, such as high accuracy or lowest pressure loss; or application requirements such as high pressure and high temperature. The Modular Transmitter concept, with a universal power supply, informs the user of required re-calibrations and allows expansion of functions after installation, which helps to future proof your investment. The latest products feature new “driving power management” system combined with a new ‘Ex concepts’ further improving handling of two phase flow and high gas content in hazardous applications.

ROTAMASS TI adds to this a unique, fully connected philosophy of product life cycle support. This starts by bringing together innovative and superior functions such as;

• Online expert guides and a built in configuration wizard
• Process Guard, which provides full process control and monitoring
• Maintenance Manager, which offers remote service capabilities and a total health check that includes the patented ‘Tube Health Check’ for complete meter verification, saving unnecessary maintenance costs.
• The new Event Management functionality enables data logging and monitoring, triggered by alarms (events) or manually set points, and can even record data prior to the event for root cause analysis. All data can be stored on a micro SD card for easy data transfer and data mobility

By introducing unified product life cycle support, ROTAMASS Total Insight will simplify configuration and secure effective operation. It will also help customers with everything from eliminating the high cost of unnecessary recalibration and maintenance to expanding the functionality of installed Coriolis meters.


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Yokogawa Introduces Release 4 of the SMARTDAC+ GX/GP Series Paperless Recorders and GM Series Data Acquisition System

With new functions for high-speed measurement and PID control

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will introduce Release 4 of the SMARTDAC+® GX series panel-mount type paperless recorder, GP series portable paperless recorder, and GM series data acquisition system on May 19.

With this latest release, new modules are provided to expand the range of applications possible with SMARTDAC+ systems and improve user convenience. New functions include sampling intervals as short as 1 millisecond and the control and monitoring of up to 20 loops.

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Touch Screen GP10/GP20

Release 4 of the SMARTDAC+ GP series portable paperless recorder, GX series panel-mount type paperless recorder, and GM series data acquisition system

Overview of New Release and Background of Development

Recorders and data acquisition systems (data loggers) are used on production lines and at product development facilities in a variety of industries to acquire, display, and record data on temperature, voltage, current, flow rate, pressure, and other variables. Yokogawa offers a wide range of such products, and is one of the world’s top manufacturers of recorders. Since releasing the SMARTDAC+ data acquisition and control system in 2012, Yokogawa has continued to strengthen it by coming out with a variety of recorders and data acquisition devices that meet market needs and comply with industry-specific requirements and standards.

With this release, Yokogawa provides new modules with strengthened functions that meet customer needs for the acquisition and analysis of detailed data from evaluation tests. These modules decrease the cost of introducing a control application by eliminating the need for the purchase of additional equipment.


The functional enhancements available with Release 4 are as follows:

1. High-speed analog input module for high-speed sampling

To improve the safety of electric devices such as the rechargeable batteries used in everything from automobiles to mobile devices, evaluation tests must be conducted to acquire and analyze detailed performance data. For this purpose, sampling at intervals as short as 1 millisecond is desirable. However, this normally requires an expensive, high-performance measuring instrument. When the new high-speed analog input module, a SMARTDAC+ system can sample data at intervals as brief as 1 millisecond, which is 1/100th that of any preceding Yokogawa product. This is suitable for such high performance applications such as measurement of the transient current in rechargeable batteries to vibration in power plant turbines. A dual interval function has also been added that enables the SMARTDAC+ to efficiently and simultaneously collect data on slowly changing signals (e.g., temperature) and quickly changing signals (e.g., pressure and vibration).

2. PID control*1 module for control function

In applications that need both control and recording, such as controlling the temperature of an industrial furnace or the dosage process at a water treatment plant, there is a need for systems that do not require engineering and can be quickly and easily commissioned. In a typical control and monitoring application, a separate recorder and controller is required to control temperature, flow rate and pressure. At the same time, a data acquisition station must communicate with the controller to ensure data is being capture and recorded. It is time consuming and oftentimes confusing, to ensure the controller and the data acquisition station is communicating seamlessly. By combining continuous recording function of the SMARTDAC+ and PID control module into a single platform, customers can now seamlessly control and record critical process data in one system. The SMARTDAC+ can control, monitor and record up to 20 loops. Each PID control module comes with 2 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs.

3. Four-wire RTD*2/resistance module for precise temperature measurement

While three-wire RTDs are widely used in many fields such as research institutes to manufacturing, some applications require higher level of precision and accuracy that is only possible with 4-wire RTDs. A 4-wire RTD is the sensor of choice for laboratory applications where accuracy, precision, and repeatability are extremely important. To satisfy this need, Yokogawa has released a 4-wire RTD/resistance module for the SMARTDAC+

Major Target Markets

GX series: Production of iron and steel, petrochemicals, chemicals, pulp and paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and electrical equipment/electronics; water supply and wastewater treatment facilities
GP series: Development of home appliances, automobiles, semiconductors, and energy-related technologies; universities; research institutes
GM series: Both of the above target markets


Applications for the Release 4 include the acquisition, display, and recording of process data such as temperature, voltage, current, flow rate, and pressure.


SMARTDAC+ stands for Smart Data Acquisition and Control. SMARTDAC+ offers input and output modules for a variety of signal sources and widely supports manufacturing processes and product performance evaluation testing. As a leading company in the recorder market, Yokogawa will continue to respond to a wide variety of needs to help its customers.

*1 Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control

PID control is a type of feedback control. It controls process variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate for each loop. A loop is a series of control operations involving the receipt of a reading from a sensor or some other detecting element, the calculation of the difference between the measured and the targeted value, and the issuance of an instruction to a valve or some other control element to correct the measured value.

*2 Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD)

A temperature sensor that operates on the measurement principle that the electrical resistance of a metal varies in proportion to changes in temperature

About Yokogawa

Yokogawa’s global network of 114 companies spans 59 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.7 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit

Yokogawa eBooks, Articles and Webinars

New Yokogawa eBook Available for Download


Pressure Handbook



Reliable measurements are critical for any control scheme, new or old. But as industries strive to improve control of processes, the quality of measurement loops is often overlooked. No matter how good your DCS, PLC, SCADA, or cloud-based data collection is, if you do not have accurate reliable process data, it does not matter. Download this eBook to learn how to achieve accurate measurements and to get a basic understanding of pressure.

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10 Questions: Pressure Transmitters

Q&A Video

How much do you know about pressure transmitters? Are you accurately, quickly and reliably measuring pressure? Ultimately, the drive of any good pressure transmitter is to get an accurate, reliable pressure measurement to the data user quickly. This video gives you the answers to your basic questions about pressure and pressure transmitters.

Avoid Temperature Effects in DP Level Measurement


Differential pressure level measurement has an enemy- temperature. Temperature can have a negative effect on the accuracy of level measurement. This article covers why temperature has this effect and how it can be reduced. 


Success in the Power Industry

In this Success Story eBook, 17 power companies from around the world share their success. Download this eBook and learn how plants have optimized production, improved decision making, and much more.

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The Current State of Process Fired Heaters

Fired heaters account for 37% of the U.S. manufacturing energy end use. Combustion sources such as furnaces and fired heaters, therefore, play a critical role in the process industry. In this blog, the four main concerns related to fired heaters are explained.

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Plant Reinstrumentation eBook

This eBook will help organizations to better understand, plan, justify and scope reinstrumentation and control improvement projects. Download this eBook and learn how to plan for and achieve a successful project.

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Understanding Transmitter Seals: What do I need to know?

Live Webinar
November 17, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT

There are always those applications that are not well-suited for pressure transmitters. The solution for these applications is adding a diaphragm seal system to the transmitter. But diaphragm seal systems are not well-understood in the process control world. This webinar will help you gain a basic understanding of the diaphragm seals.

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Key Considerations for Scoping Reinstrumentation Projects

Live Webinar
December 13, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT

Reinstrumentation, modernization, or revamp projects can be quite complex. Determining a proper project scope, acquiring the necessary funding, and executing on time and on budget are continuous challenges. Join us as Ms. Hyonsook Kang, Industry Consultant and retired Project Manager/Engineering Manager for Shell, presents key considerations for scoping reinstrumentation projects, as well as lead a discussion on the best practices and processes for the reinstrumentation project execution.

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