Emerson H-Wave-SS Troubleshooting guide

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Rosemount 3308 Series
Wireless Guided Wave Radar, 3308A
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Rosemount 3308 Series Wireless
Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter
NOTICE
Read this manual before working with the product. For personal and system safety, and for
optimum product performance, make sure you thoroughly understand the contents before
installing, using, or maintaining this product.
The United States has two toll-free assistance numbers and one international number.
Customer Central
1-800-999-9307 (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST)
North American Response Center
1-800-654-7768 (24 hours a day)
Equipment service needs
International
1-952-906-8888
Explosions could result in death or serious injury.
Verify that the operating environment of the gauge is consistent with the appropriate
hazardous locations certifications.
Installation of device in an explosive environment must be in accordance with appropriate
local, national and international standards, codes, and practices.
Ensure device is installed in accordance with intrinsically safe or non-incendive field
practices.
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Electrical shock can result in death or serious injury.
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Single lead probes are sensitive for strong electromagnetic fields and therefore not suitable
for non-metallic tanks.
Care must be taken during transportation of power module to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
from all persons.
Probes covered with plastic and/or with plastic discs may generate an ignition-capable level
of electrostatic charge under certain extreme conditions. Therefore, when the probe is
used in a potentially explosive atmosphere, appropriate measures must be taken to prevent
electrostatic discharge.
Process leaks could result in death or serious injury.
Only qualified personnel should install the equipment.
Install transmitter prior to process start-up.
Install and tighten process connectors before applying pressure.
Handle the transmitter carefully.
Do not remove the transmitter while in operation.
If the process seal is damaged, gas could escape from the tank when removing the
transmitter head from the probe.
Any substitution of non-recognized parts may jeopardize safety. Repair, e.g. substitution of
components etc., may also jeopardize safety and is under no circumstances allowed.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This
device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 20 cm (8 in.)
from all persons.
The products described in this document are NOT designed for nuclear-qualified
applications.
Using non-nuclear qualified products in applications that require nuclear-qualified
hardware or products may cause inaccurate readings.
For information on Rosemount nuclear-qualified products, contact your local Emerson
Process Management Sales Representative.
NOTICE
Power Module Considerations
Each Power Module contains two "C" size primary lithium/thionyl chloride batteries. Each
battery contains approximately 2.5 grams of lithium, for a total of 5 grams in each pack.
Under normal conditions, the battery materials are self-contained and are not reactive as
long as the batteries and the pack integrity are maintained. Care should be taken to prevent
thermal, electrical or mechanical damage. Contacts should be protected to prevent
premature discharge.
Battery hazards remain when cells are discharged.
Power modules should be stored in a clean and dry area. For maximum battery life, storage
temperature should not exceed 30° C.
The Power Module may be replaced in a hazardous area. The Power Module has surface
resistivity greater than one gigaohm and must be properly installed in the wireless device
enclosure. Care must be taken during transportation to and from the point of installation to
prevent electrostatic charge build-up.
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Contents
1Section 1: Introduction
1.1 Service support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 Product recycling/disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2Section 2: Transmitter Overview
2.1 Theory of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.2 Emerson's Smart Wireless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.3 Application characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.3.1 Tank shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.3.2 In-tank obstructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.3.3 Interface level measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.4 Application examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.5 Components of the transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.6 Probe selection guide for the Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . .10
3Section 3: Installation
3.1 Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
3.2 Installation procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
3.3 Review mounting considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
3.3.1 Recommended mounting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
3.3.2 Flange connection on nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
3.3.3 Non-metallic tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
3.4 Review mounting preparations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
3.4.1 Measure tank height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
3.4.2 Shorten the probe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
3.4.3 Mount a centering disc for pipe installations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
3.5 Anchor the probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
3.5.1 Flexible single/twin lead probe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
3.5.2 Rigid single lead probe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
3.5.3 Coaxial probe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
3.6 Mount device on tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
3.6.1 Threaded tank connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
3.6.2 Tank connection with flange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
3.6.3 Tank connection with loose flange (“plate design”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
3.6.4 Tank connection with Tri-Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
3.7 Ground the device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
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3.8 Install the power module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
3.9 Position the antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
3.10Utilize the device display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
3.10.1Rotate the device display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
3.10.2Retrofitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
4Section 4: Configuration
4.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
4.2 Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
4.3 Configuration procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
4.4 Get started with your preferred configuration tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
4.4.1 AMS Wireless Configurator (version 12.0 or later is required) . . . . . . . . . .45
4.4.2 Field Communicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
4.5 Join device to wireless network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
4.5.1 Power up the wireless device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
4.5.2 Connect to device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
4.5.3 Configure Update Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
4.5.4 Obtain Network ID and Join Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
4.5.5 Enter Network ID and Join Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
4.5.6 Verify device joins network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
4.6 Configure device using Guided Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
4.6.1 Connect to device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
4.6.2 Basic Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
4.6.3 Optional Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
4.7 Verify Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
5Section 5: Operation
5.1 Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
5.2 Device display screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
5.2.1 Variable screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
5.2.2 Diagnostic button screen sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
5.3 View measurement values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
5.3.1 View current measurement values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
5.3.2 View trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
5.3.3 Interpret measurement status bars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
5.4 Check Device Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
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6Section 6: Service and Troubleshooting
6.1 Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
6.2 Alert messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
6.2.1 Device display alerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
6.2.2 Alert messages in AMS Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator .74
6.3 Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
6.3.1 Incorrect level readings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
6.3.2 Incorrect or missing interface level reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
6.3.3 Power module troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
6.3.4 Device display troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
6.3.5 Wireless Network troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
6.4 Service and troubleshooting tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
6.4.1 Reading the Echo Curve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
6.4.2 Adjusting thresholds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
6.4.3 Viewing Measurement History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
6.4.4 Reviewing Network Join Status and Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
6.4.5 Locating the device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
6.4.6 Using the Simulation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
6.5 Application challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
6.5.1 Resolving thin oil layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
6.5.2 Handling disturbances at the top of the tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
6.5.3 Interface measurements with fully submerged probes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
6.5.4 Noise or weak surface echoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
6.6 Power module replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
6.7 Transmitter head replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
6.8 Probe replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
AAppendix A: Reference Data
A.1 Functional specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
A.1.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
A.1.2 Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
A.1.3 Display and configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
A.1.4 Temperature limits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
A.1.5 Process temperature and pressure rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
A.1.6 Interface measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
A.2 Performance specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
A.2.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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A.2.2 Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
A.2.3 Accuracy over measuring range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
A.2.4 Maximum measuring range and minimum dielectric constant . . . . . . . 110
A.2.5 Interface measuring range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
A.2.6 Viscosity and Coating/Build-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
A.3 Physical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
A.3.1 Material selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
A.3.2 Tank connection and probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
A.3.3 Engineered solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
A.3.4 Chamber/pipe installations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
A.4 Ordering information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
A.5 Spare parts and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
A.6 Dimensional drawings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
BAppendix B: Product Certifications
B.1 Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
B.2 Product certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
B.2.1 European Union Directive Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
B.2.2 Approved manufacturing locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
B.2.3 ATEX Directives (94/9/EC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
B.2.4 Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) (2004/108/EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
B.2.5 Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive
(R&TTE) (1999/5/EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
B.2.6 Telecommunication Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
B.2.7 FCC and IC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
B.2.8 Ordinary Location Certification for FM Approvals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
B.2.9 Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
B.2.10Hazardous Locations Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
B.2.11Other certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
B.3 Approval drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
CAppendix C: High Gain Remote Antenna Option
C.1 Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
C.2 Functional and physical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
C.2.1 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
C.2.2 Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
C.2.3 Coaxial cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
C.2.4 RF Lightning Arrestor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
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C.2.5 Mounting bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
C.2.6 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
C.3 Review installation considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.3.1 Antenna mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.3.2 Antenna height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.3.3 Affix coaxial cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.3.4 Install coaxial drip loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.3.5 Apply coaxial sealant moisture protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.4 Transient/lightning considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.4.1 Gateway transient protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.4.2 RF lightning arrestor ground connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
C.5 Install the high gain remote antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
DAppendix D: Configuration Parameters
D.1 Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
D.2 Menu overview of the Device Descriptor (DD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
D.3 Configuration parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
D.3.1 Guided Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
D.3.2 Manual Setup - Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
D.3.3 Manual Setup - Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
D.3.4 Alert Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
D.3.5 Echo Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
EAppendix E: Mapping of Alert Messages in the HART command
48 Additional Status Field
E.1 Alert messages and descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
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1.1
Introduction
Service support
To expedite the return process outside of the United States, contact the nearest Emerson
Process Management representative.
Within the United States, call the Emerson Process Management Instrument and Valves
Response Center using the 1-800-654-RSMT (7768) toll-free number. This center, available 24
hours a day, will assist you with any needed information or materials.
The center will ask for product model and serial numbers, and will provide a Return Material
Authorization (RMA) number. The center will also ask for the process material to which the
product was last exposed. Emerson Process Management Instrument and Valves Response
Center representatives will explain the additional information and procedures necessary to
return goods exposed to hazardous substances.
Individuals who handle products exposed to a hazardous substance can avoid injury if they
are informed of and understand the hazard. If the product being returned was exposed to
a hazardous substance as defined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), a copy of the required Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each hazardous
substance identified must be included with the returned goods.
NOTICE
Shipping considerations for wireless products.
The unit was shipped to you without the Power Module installed. Please remove the Power
Module prior to shipping the unit.
Each Power Module contains two "C" size primary lithium/thionyl chloride batteries. Primary
lithium batteries (charged or discharged) are regulated during transportation by the U.S.
Department of Transportation. They are also covered by IATA (International Air Transport
Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), and ARD (European Ground
Transportation of Dangerous Goods). It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure
compliance with these or any other local requirements. Consult current regulations and
requirements before shipping.
1.2
Product recycling/disposal
Recycling of equipment and packaging should be taken into consideration and disposed in
accordance with local and national legislation/regulations.
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Theory of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emerson's Smart Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Application characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Application examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Components of the transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Probe selection guide for the Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Theory of operation
The Rosemount 3308 Series is the first true wireless level transmitter that is based on the Time
Domain Reflectometry (TDR) principle. Low power nano-second-pulses are guided along a
probe submerged in the process media. When a pulse reaches the surface of the material it is
measuring, part of the energy is reflected back to the transmitter, and the time difference
between the generated and reflected pulse is converted into a distance from which the total
level or interface level is calculated (see Figure 2-1).
The reflectivity of the product is a key parameter for measurement performance. A high
dielectric constant of the media gives better reflection and a longer measuring range.
Figure 2-1. Guided Wave Radar Operating Principle
Signal Amplitude
Reference Peak
Upper Reference Point
Product Surface
Peak
Interface Peak
Time
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Probe
Length
Tank Height
Product Level
Interface
Level
Zero Reference Point
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Reference peak
This peak is caused by the transition between transmitter and the tank vapor space or air. It is
used by the transmitter as a starting reference point for distance to the level surface.
Product surface peak
This peak indicates the product level and is caused by a reflection from the product surface.
Interface peak
This peak indicates the interface level. The peak is caused by reflection from the interface
between an upper product and a bottom product with a relatively high dielectric constant. This
peak is identified when the Measurement Mode is set to Product Level and Interface Level or
Interface Level with Submerged Probe.
Probe end peak
It is caused by reflection from the probe end. If the probe is grounded, the peak will be positive.
If the probe end is submerged in a high dielectric media, such as water, it will not be visible.
Upper reference point
The Upper Reference Point is located at the underside of the transmitter flange or the bottom
end of the threaded adapter, as illustrated in Figure 2-2 on page 4.
Figure 2-2. Upper Reference Point
NPT
BSP/G
Flange
Tri-Clamp™
Upper Reference Point
Probe Length
Zero reference point
The Zero Reference Point is selected by the user and is usually located close to or at the bottom
of the tank. The Zero Reference Point can be set to any position in the tank by adjusting the Tank
Height.
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Tank height
The Tank Height is the distance from the Upper Reference Point to the Zero Reference Point. The
transmitter measures the distance to the product surface and subtracts this value from the Tank
Height to determine the level.
Probe length
The probe length is the distance between the Upper Reference Point and the end of the probe. If
a weight is used at the end of the probe it shall be included.
Blind zones
The measuring range depends on probe type, dielectric constant of the product and installation
environment, and is limited by the Blind Zones at the very top and bottom of the probe. In the
Blind Zones, the accuracy exceeds ±1.18 in. (30 mm), and measurements may not be possible.
Measurements close to the Blind Zones will have reduced accuracy.
Figure 2-3 illustrates how the measuring range is related to the Blind Zones and the areas with
reduced accuracy. Values for different probe types and dielectric constants are presented in
section “Accuracy over measuring range” on page 108.
Figure 2-3. Blind Zones
Upper Blind Zone
Reduced Accuracy
Maximum Measuring Range
Reduced Accuracy
Lower Blind Zone
Note
Measurements may not be possible in the Blind Zones, and measurements close to the Blind
Zones will have reduced accuracy. Therefore, the alarm points should be configured outside
these zones.
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Emerson's Smart Wireless
Emerson Smart Wireless is a self-organizing network solution. Wireless field instruments send
data to a Gateway, directly or routed through any of the wireless devices in the network, as
illustrated in Figure 2-4. Multiple communication paths are managed and analyzed in parallel to
assure optimal communication and sustained network reliability even if obstructions are
introduced.
Figure 2-4. Emerson Smart Wireless Network
Gateways interface with existing host systems using industry standard protocols, and native
integration into DeltaV™ and Ovation is transparent and seamless.
Interference from other radios, WiFi, and EMC sources is avoided through Time Synchronized
Channel Hopping and Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS). Also, a layered security
implementing industry standard Encryption, Authentication, Verification, Anti-Jamming, and
Key Management ensures that data transmissions are secure and received only by the Gateway.
2.3
Application characteristics
2.3.1
Tank shape
The guided wave radar transmitter is insensitive to the tank shape. Since the radar signal travels
along a probe, the shape of the tank bottom has no effect on the measurement performance.
The transmitter handles flat or dish-bottom tanks equally well.
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In-tank obstructions
The Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter is relatively insensitive to objects in the tank since the
radar signal is transmitted along a probe.
Avoid physical contact between probes and agitators as well as applications with strong fluid
movement unless the probe is anchored. If the probe can move within 1 ft (30 cm) away from
any object, such as an agitator, during operation then probe tie-down is recommended.
In order to stabilize the probe for side forces, you have the option to either hang a weight at the
probe end (flexible probes only) or fix/guide the probe to the tank bottom.
2.3.3
Interface level measurement
Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter is well suited for measuring the interface of oil and water, or
other liquids with significant dielectric differences.
Figure 2-5. Interface Level Measurement
Interface Level
Product Level
Interface Level
All probes can be used for measuring interfaces. Single probes are the preferred choice in almost
all applications but depending on the application and installation geometries a coaxial probe or
a flexible twin probe may be a better fit.
For measuring the interface level, the transmitter uses the residual wave of the first reflection. Part
of the wave, which was not reflected at the upper product surface, continues until it is reflected at
the lower product surface. The speed of this wave depends fully on the dielectric constant of the
upper product.
The maximum allowable upper product thickness/measuring range is primarily determined by
the dielectric constants of the two liquids. Target applications include interfaces between
oil/oil-like and water/water-like liquids. For such applications the upper product dielectric
constant is low (<3) and the lower product dielectric constant is high (>20). Refer to “Interface
measurements” on page 106 for further interface application guidelines.
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Emulsion layers
Sometimes there is an emulsion layer (mix of the products) between the two products which,
depending on its characteristics, will affect interface measurements. Please consult factory for
guidelines on how to handle emulsion layers.
2.4
Application examples
The Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter is suited for aggregate (total) level measurements on a
wide range of liquids, semi-liquids, and liquid to liquid interfaces.
Moreover, the reliable and accurate guided wave radar technology offers a versatile solution
that is virtually unaffected by process conditions such as temperature, pressure, vapor gas
mixtures, density, turbulence, bubbling/boiling, varying dielectric media, pH, and viscosity.
Production,
storage, and buffer
tanks
The Rosemount 3308 Series
Transmitter is ideal for production
and shorter storage or buffer
tanks that contain oil, gas
condensate, water, or chemicals.
Low pressure
separators
The Rosemount 3308 Series
Transmitter can measure both
level and interface level in for
example separator applications.
Oil
Oil
Water
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Waste tanks and
sump pits
The Rosemount 3308 Series
Transmitter is a good choice for
waste tanks and underground
tanks, such as sump pits.
Chamber
applications
The Rosemount 3308 Series
Transmitter is a good choice for
both chamber and pipe
installations.
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Components of the transmitter
The Rosemount 3308 Series transmitter housing contains advanced electronics for signal
processing. The transmitter housing is made of aluminum or stainless steel, depending on
specified option code.
The radar electronics produces an electromagnetic pulse which is guided by the probe.
There are different probe types available for various applications: Flexible Single Lead, Rigid
Single Lead, Flexible Twin Lead, and Coaxial.
Figure 2-6. Transmitter Components
D
A
E
B
C
F
H
I
J
G
K
A. Radar Electronics
B. Flanged Process Connections
C. Probe
D. Dual Compartment Housing
E. Threaded Process Connections
F. BSP (G)
G. NPT
H. Flexible Single Lead with weight
I. Rigid Single Lead
J. Flexible Twin Lead with weight
K. Coaxial
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Probe selection guide for the Rosemount 3308
Series Transmitter
Use the following guidelines to choose appropriate probe for your Rosemount 3308 Series
transmitter:
Table 2-1. Probe Selection Guide. G=Good, NR=Not Recommended, AD=Application
Dependent (consult factory)
Flexible
Rigid single
single lead
lead
Flexible
twin lead
Coaxial
Measurements
Level
G
G
G
G
Interface (liquid/liquid)
G
G
G
G(1)
Changing density
G
G
G
G
Changing dielectric(2)
G
G
G
G
Wide pH variations
G
G
G
G
Pressure changes
G
G
G
G
Temperature changes
G
G
G
G
Condensing vapors
G
G
G
G
Bubbling/boiling surfaces
G
G
G
G
Foam (mechanical avoidance)
NR
NR
NR
AD
Foam (top of foam measurement)
AD
AD
AD
NR
Foam (foam and liquid measurement)
AD
AD
AD
NR
G
G
G
G
AD
AD
AD
AD
Coating liquids
G
G
NR
NR
Viscous liquids
G
G
AD
NR
Crystallizing liquids
AD
AD
NR
NR
Solids/Powders
NR
NR
NR
NR
Fibrous liquids
G
G
NR
NR
Probe is close (<12 in./30 cm) to
disturbing objects
NR
NR
AD
G
Tall and narrow mounting nozzles
(diameter <6 in./15 cm and
height>diameter + 4 in./10 cm)
AD
AD
AD
G
Probe might touch nozzle / disturbing
object
NR
NR
NR
G
Process medium characteristics
Clean liquids
Liquid with dielectric<2.0
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Flexible
Rigid single
single lead
lead
Liquid or vapor spray might touch
probe
Flexible
twin lead
Coaxial
NR
NR
NR
G
AD(3)
G
AD(3)
G
Turbulent conditions causing breaking
forces
AD
NR
AD
NR
Non-metallic tanks or open atmosphere
applications
AD(4)
AD(4)
AD(4)
G
High turbulence
(1) Not in fully submerged applications.
(2) For overall level applications a changing dielectric has no effect on the measurement. For interface measurements a changing dielectric
of the top fluid will degrade the accuracy of the interface measurement.
(3) Ok If probe is anchored.
(4) Not suitable in applications with disturbing EMC from nearby equipment.
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Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Review mounting considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Review mounting preparations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anchor the probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mount device on tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ground the device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the power module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Position the antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utilize the device display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety messages
Procedures and instructions in this section may require special precautions to ensure the safety
of the personnel performing the operations. Information that raises potential safety issues is
indicated by a warning symbol ( ). Please refer to the following safety messages before
performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
Failure to follow safe installation guidelines could result in death or serious injury.
Verify that the operating environment of the gauge is consistent with the appropriate
hazardous locations certifications.
Make sure the transmitter is installed by qualified personnel and in accordance with
applicable code of practice.
Use the equipment only as specified in this manual. Failure to do so may impair the
protection provided by the equipment.
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Explosions could result in death or serious injury.
Installation of device in an explosive environment must be in accordance with appropriate
local, national and international standards, codes, and practices.
Ensure device is installed in accordance with intrinsically safe or non-incendive field
practices.
Electrical shock can result in death or serious injury.
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Single lead probes are sensitive for strong electromagnetic fields and therefore not suitable
for non-metallic tanks.
Care must be taken during transportation of power module to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
from all persons.
Probes covered with plastic and/or with plastic discs may generate an ignition-capable level
of electrostatic charge under certain extreme conditions. Therefore, when the probe is
used in a potentially explosive atmosphere, appropriate measures must be taken to prevent
electrostatic discharge.
Process leaks could result in death or serious injury.
Only qualified personnel should install the equipment.
Install transmitter prior to process start-up.
Install and tighten process connectors before applying pressure.
Handle the transmitter carefully.
Do not remove the transmitter while in operation.
If the process seal is damaged, gas could escape from the tank when removing the
transmitter head from the probe.
Electronic boards are electrostatically sensitive. Failure to observe proper handling
precautions for static-sensitive components can result in damage to the electronic
components. Do not remove the electronic boards from the Rosemount 3308 Series
Transmitter.
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To ensure long life for your radar transmitter, and to comply with hazardous location
installation requirements, tighten covers on both sides of the electronics housing.
Any substitution of non-recognized parts may jeopardize safety. Repair, e.g. substitution of
components etc., may also jeopardize safety and is under no circumstances allowed.
Use caution when handling the Power Module. The Power Module may be damaged if
dropped from heights in excess of 20 ft (6 m).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This
device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 20 cm (8 in.)
from all persons.
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Installation procedure
Follow these steps for proper installation:
REVIEW MOUNTING
CONSIDERATIONS
Optional
Recommended
Mounting Position
Flange Connection on
Nozzles
Non-metallic tanks
REVIEW MOUNTING
PREPARATIONS
Measure Tank Height
Shorten the Probe
Mount a Centering disc
for Pipe Installations
ANCHOR THE PROBE
MOUNT DEVICE ON
TANK
Threaded Tank
Connection
Tank Connection with
Flange
Tank Connection with
Loose Flange
(“plate design”)
Tank Connection with
Tri-Clamp™
GROUND THE DEVICE
INSTALL THE POWER
MODULE
POSITION THE ANTENNA
UTILIZE THE DISPLAY
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Review mounting considerations
Before installing the Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter, consider recommendations for
sufficient free space, mounting position and special needs for non-metallic tanks.
3.3.1
Recommended mounting position
When finding an appropriate mounting position for the transmitter, the conditions of the tank
must be carefully considered. The transmitter should be mounted so that the influence of
disturbing objects is reduced to a minimum. For easy access to the transmitter make sure that it
is mounted with sufficient service space.
Figure 3-1. Mounting Position
Inlet pipe
Agitator
Heating coils
The following guidelines should be considered when mounting the transmitter:
Installation

Do not mount close to inlet pipes.

Do not mount close to agitators. If the probe can move to within 12 in. (30 cm) away
from an agitator, the probe should be anchored. See “Anchor the probe” on page 30 for
more information.

If the probe tends to sway due to turbulent conditions in the tank, the probe should be
anchored. See “Anchor the probe” on page 30 for more information.

Avoid mounting close to heating coils.

Position the probe such that it is subject to a minimum of lateral force.

Make sure the probe does not come into contact with the nozzle or other objects in the
tank.
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Make sure the nozzle does not extend into the tank.

Note
Violent fluid movements causing high sideway forces may break rigid probes.
If the probe is mounted close to a wall, nozzle or other tank obstruction, noise might appear in
the level signal. Therefore the following minimum clearance, according to Table 3-1, must be
maintained.
Figure 3-2. Free Space Requirement
Clearance to tank wall
Table 3-1. Recommended Minimum Free Space to Tank Wall or Other Objects in the Tank
Probe type
Condition
Minimum free space
Rigid Single/Flexible Single
Smooth metal wall
4 in. (100 mm)
Disturbing objects such as pipes and
beams, or rugged metal tank walls
16 in. (400 mm)
Smooth metal wall
4 in. (100 mm)
Disturbing objects such as pipes and
beams, or rugged metal tank walls
16 in. (400 mm)
N/A
0 in. (0 mm)
Flexible Twin
Coaxial
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Flange connection on nozzles
Figure 3-3. Mounting in Nozzles
Maximum nozzle height
Minimum nozzle diameter
The transmitter can be mounted in nozzles by using an appropriate flange. It is recommended
that the nozzle size is within the dimensions given in Table 3-2.
Note
The probe must not be in contact with the nozzle (except for the coaxial probe).
Table 3-2. Nozzle Considerations
Flexible single
lead probe
Rigid single lead
probe
Flexible twin
lead probe
Coaxial
probe
Recommended
nozzle diameter
4 in. (100 mm) or
more
4 in. (100 mm) or
more
4 in. (100 mm) or
more
> probe
diameter
Minimum nozzle
diameter(1)
1.5 in. (38 mm)
1.5 in. (38 mm) for
probe type 4A
2 in. (50 mm)
> probe
diameter
4 in. (100 mm)
+ nozzle diameter
N/A
2 in. (50 mm) for
probe type 4B
Maximum nozzle
height(2)
4 in. (100 mm)
+ nozzle diameter(3)
4 in. (100 mm)
+ nozzle diameter
(1) The Trim Near Zone (TNZ) function may be necessary or an Upper Null Zone (UNZ) setup may be required to mask the nozzle.
(2) Recommended maximum nozzle height. For coaxial probes there is no limitation on nozzle height.
(3) For nozzles taller than 4 in. (100 mm), the Long Stud version is recommended (option code LS) to prevent the flexible portion from
touching the edge of the nozzle.
3.3.3
Non-metallic tanks
Flexible twin lead probe or coaxial probe are the recommended choice for non-metallic tanks.
Single lead probes are not suited for non-metallic tanks or open atmosphere applications, due
to high susceptibility to strong electromagnetic fields.
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Review mounting preparations
3.4.1
Measure tank height
The Tank Height is defined as the measured distance from the Upper Reference Point to the Zero
Reference Point.
Figure 3-4. Measure Tank Height
Upper Reference Point
Tank Height
Zero Reference Point
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Shorten the probe
In order to leave some clearance distance between the probe end and the tank bottom, the
probe might have to be shortened. The goal is to have the probe hang straight so that it does
not touch the wall. 2 in. (5 cm) is a suggested value. The probe can be shortened in field. Use the
following form to calculate the probe length:
Probe Length = Tank height - 2 in. (5 cm)
After shortening the probe make sure to update the transmitter configuration to the new probe
length, see “Probe Length” on page 161.
Figure 3-5. Calculate Probe Length
Probe Length
2 in. (5 cm)
clearance
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Flexible single/twin lead probe
Note
The PTFE covered probes must not be cut in field.
Mark where to cut the probe.
2.
Remove enough spacers to make place for the weight (only flexible twin lead probes).
3.
Loosen the weight.
0
1.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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4.
Slide the weight up.
5.
Cut the probe at the mark.
6.
Fasten the weight with the following torque:

Small weight (W1): 5 Nm

Short weight (W2): 5 Nm

Heavy weight (W3): 5 Nm

Weight, Flexible Twin: 6 Nm
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Rigid single lead probe
Note
The PTFE covered probes must not be cut in field.
Note
Make sure the lead is fixed while cutting.
Mark where to cut the probe.
2.
Cut the probe at the mark.
0
1.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Coaxial probe
1.
Mark where to cut the probe.
2.
Insert the centering piece.
(The centering piece is delivered
from factory and should be used to
prevent the spacers centering the
rod from coming loose).
3.
Cut the tube to the desired length.
4.
Move the centering piece.
5.
Cut the rod inside the tube. Make
sure the rod is fixed with the
centering piece while cutting.
Centering piece

Pipes longer than 49 in. (1250
mm) can be shortened by as
much as 23.6 in. (600 mm).
> 49 in.
(1250 mm)
Maximum shortening 23.6
in. (600 mm)

Pipes shorter than 49 in. (1250
mm) can be cut as long as the
remaining length is not less
than 15.7 in. (400 mm).
Minimum probe length
15.7 in. (400 mm)
 49 in.
(1250 mm)
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Mount a centering disc for pipe installations
To prevent the probe from contacting the chamber or pipe wall, centering discs are available for
flexible single, rigid single, and flexible twin lead probes. The disc is attached to the end of the
probe.
Flexible single/twin lead probe
Figure 3-6. Centering Disc at the End of the Weight
D
A
B
A. Bolt
B. Tab washer
C. Centering disc
D. Weight
C
1.
Mount the centering disc at the end of the weight.
2.
Make sure that the tab washer is properly inserted in the centering disc.
3.
Fasten the centering disc with the bolt.
4.
Secure the bolt by folding the tab washer.
Tab washer
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Rigid single lead probe (8 mm)
Note
Centering discs shall not be used with PTFE covered probes.
1.
Drill one hole using the drilling fixture (included in your shipment).
B
A
A. Drilling fixture
B. Probe
2.
Mount the bushing, centering disc, and washer at the probe end.
Note
Do not mount the washer if the centering disc material is PTFE.
C
A
B
A. Washer
B. Centering disc
C. Bushing
3.
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Secure the split pin.
Rigid single lead probe (13 mm)
1.
Drill two holes using the drilling fixture (included in your shipment).
B
A
A. Drilling fixture
B. Probe
2.
Mount the bushings and centering disc at the probe end.
A
A
B
A. Bushing
B. Centering disc
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0.16 in. (4 mm)
0.08 in. (2 mm)
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4.
Insert the split pins through the bushings and the probe.
5.
Secure the split pins.
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Anchor the probe
In turbulent tanks it may be necessary to fix the probe. Depending on the probe type, different
methods can be used to guide the probe to the tank bottom. This may be needed in order to
prevent the probe from hitting the tank wall or other objects in the tank, as well as preventing a
probe from breaking.
3.5.1
Flexible single/twin lead probe
The flexible single lead probe itself can be used for anchoring. Pull the probe rope through a
suitable anchoring point, e.g. a welded eye, and fasten it with a chuck.
The length of the loop will add to the Blind Zone. The location of the chuck will determine the
beginning of the Blind Zone. See “Accuracy over measuring range” on page 108 for further
information on Blind Zones.
The Probe Length should be configured as the distance from the Upper Reference Point to the
top of the chuck.
Figure 3-7. Flexible Single Lead Probe with Chuck
A ring (customer supplied) can be attached to the weight in a threaded (M8x14) hole at the end
of the weight. Attach the ring to a suitable anchoring point.
Figure 3-8. Flexible Twin/Single Lead Probe with Weight and Ring
Weight with internal
threads M8x14
Ring
A magnet (customer supplied) can be fastened in a threaded (M8x14) hole at the end of the
weight. The probe can then be guided by placing a suitable metal plate beneath the magnet.
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Figure 3-9. Flexible Twin/Single Lead Probe with Weight and Magnet
Magnet
3.5.2
Rigid single lead probe
The rigid single lead probe can be guided by a tube welded on the tank bottom. Tubes are
customer supplied. Make sure that the probe can move freely in order to handle thermal
expansion. The measurement accuracy will be reduced close to the tube opening.
Figure 3-10. Rigid Single Lead Probe with Tube
Drain
3.5.3
Coaxial probe
The coaxial probe can be secured to the tank wall by fixtures fastened to the tank wall. Fixtures
are customer supplied. Make sure the probe can move freely due to thermal expansion without
getting stuck in the fixture.
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Figure 3-11. Coaxial Probe Secured to the Tank Wall
1.1 in. (28 mm)
The coaxial probe can be guided by a tube welded on the tank bottom. Tubes are customer
supplied. Make sure that the probe can move freely in order to handle thermal expansion. The
measurement accuracy will be reduced close to the tube opening.
Figure 3-12. Coaxial Probe with Tube
Drain
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Mount device on tank
Mount the transmitter with flange on a nozzle on top of the tank. The transmitter can also be
mounted on a threaded connection. Make sure only qualified personnel perform the
installation.
Note
If the transmitter head must be removed from the probe, make sure that the Process seal is
carefully protected from dust and water. See “Transmitter head replacement” on page 99 for
further information.
Note
PTFE covered probes must be handled carefully to prevent damage to the coating.
3.6.1
Threaded tank connection
Figure 3-13. Threaded Tank Connection
A. Transmitter head
B. Nut
C. Adapter
D. Probe
E. Sealant on threads (NPT) or
Gasket (BSP/G)
F. Tank flange/Process connection
A
B
C
E
D
F
Installation
1.
For adapters with BSP/G threads, place a gasket on top of the tank flange.
2.
For adapters with NPT threads, use anti-seize paste or PTFE tape according to your site
procedures.
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3.
Lower the transmitter and probe into the tank.
4.
Loosen the nut that connects the transmitter head to the probe slightly.
5.
Screw the adapter into the process connection.
6.
Rotate the transmitter head so the device display faces the desired direction.
7.
Tighten the nut. Max torque is 30 Lbft (40 Nm).
8.
Continue with the grounding step.
Tank connection with flange
Figure 3-14. Tank Connection with Flange
A
B
C
A. Transmitter head
B. Nut
C. Bolts
D. Flange
E. Probe
F. Gasket
G. Tank flange
D
E
F
G
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1.
Place a gasket on top of the tank flange.
2.
Lower the transmitter and probe with flange into the tank.
3.
Tighten the bolts.
4.
Loosen the nut that connects the transmitter head to the probe slightly.
5.
Rotate the transmitter head so the device display faces the desired direction.
6.
Tighten the nut. Max torque is 30 Lbft (40 Nm).
7.
Continue with the grounding step.
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Tank connection with loose flange (“plate design”)
Figure 3-15. Tank Connection with Loose Flange
A. Transmitter head
B. Nut
C. Flange nut
D. Bolts
E. Probe
F. Loose flange
G. Plate
H. Gasket
I. Tank flange
A
B
C
D
F
G
E
H
I
The transmitter is delivered with head, flange and probe assembled into one unit. If, for some
reason, these parts have been disassembled mount the transmitter as described below:
Installation
1.
Place a gasket on top of the tank flange.
2.
Mount the flange on the probe and tighten the flange nut.
3.
Mount the transmitter head.
4.
Lower the transmitter and probe with flange into the tank.
5.
Tighten the bolts.
6.
Loosen the nut that connects the transmitter head to the probe slightly.
7.
Rotate the transmitter head so the device display faces the desired direction.
8.
Tighten the nut. Max torque is 30 Lbft (40 Nm).
9.
Continue with the grounding step.
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Figure 3-16. Tank connection with Tri-Clamp
A
B
C
A. Transmitter head
B. Nut
C. Tri-Clamp
D. Probe
E. Clamp
F. Gasket
G. Tank
D
E
F
G
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1.
Place a gasket on top of the tank flange.
2.
Lower the transmitter and probe into the tank.
3.
Fasten the Tri-Clamp to the tank with a clamp.
4.
Loosen the nut that connects the transmitter head to the probe slightly.
5.
Rotate the transmitter head so the device display faces the desired direction.
6.
Tighten the nut. Max torque is 30 Lbft (40 Nm).
7.
Continue with the grounding step.
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Ground the device
The Rosemount 3308 Series Wireless Guided Wave Radar transmitter operates with the housing
grounded or floating. Floating systems can cause extra noise that may affect many types of
readout devices. If the signal appears noisy or erratic, grounding at a single point may solve the
problem.
Grounding of the electronics enclosure should be done in accordance with local and national
installation codes. Grounding is accomplished by using the external case grounding terminal.
Non-metallic tanks
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
There is one grounding screw connection provided, located on the housing, see Figure 3-17.
The ground screw is identified by a ground symbol:
Figure 3-17. Ground Screw
Ground screw
Note
Always use facility recommended wiring practices.
Note
Flexible twin lead probe or coaxial probe are the recommended choice for non-metallic tanks.
Single lead probes are not suited for non-metallic tanks or open atmosphere applications, due
to high susceptibility to strong electromagnetic fields.
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Install the power module
Note
Use caution when handling the power module, it may be damaged if dropped from heights in
excess of 20 ft (6 m).
1.
Install the Black Power Module, SmartPower™ Solutions model number 701PBKKF into
the transmitter.
2.
Close the housing cover and tighten to site or safety specifications. Always ensure a
proper seal by tightening the electronics housing covers so that metal touches metal,
but do not over tighten.
Figure 3-18. Power Module Installation
Keep cover tight
1.
3.9
2.
Position the antenna
The antenna should be positioned vertically, either straight up or straight down, and it should be
approximately 3 ft (1 m) from any large structure, building, or conductive surface to allow for
clear communication to other devices.
Figure 3-19. Antenna Positioned Vertically
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Utilize the device display
If a device display is ordered, it will be shipped attached to the transmitter. The display is
ordered in the transmitter model number, option code M5.
3.10.1
Rotate the device display
To rotate the display in 90-degree increments, do the following:
1.
Squeeze the two black tabs on opposite sides of the display. Refer to Figure 3-20.
2.
Gently pull out the display.
3.
Rotate the display to the desired orientation, and snap the display into place.
Figure 3-20. Device Display
A
B
C
D
A. Display Pins
B. Black tabs
C. Display
D. Cover
Note
If the device display four-pin connector is inadvertently removed from the interface board,
carefully re-insert the connector before snapping the device display back into place.
3.10.2
Retrofitting
If an existing transmitter with no display (flat electronics cover) is to be retrofitted with a new
display, order spare part kit number 00753-9004-0001(aluminum display kit) or
00753-9004-0004 (stainless steel display kit). These kits contain an extended cover with a
display viewing window, a display board, and a display pin connector. Replace the flat cover with
the extended display and tighten.
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Configuration
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Get started with your preferred configuration tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Join device to wireless network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure device using Guided Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verify Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1
page 41
page 42
page 44
page 45
page 48
page 57
page 59
Overview
This chapter provides information about configuration, configuration tools, and configuration
parameters.
Configuration

For a proper configuration, follow the steps listed in the section “Configuration
procedure” on page 44.

The configuration can be performed using one of the described configuration tools:
AMS® Wireless Configurator or a Field Communicator. The section “Get started with
your preferred configuration tool” on page 45 describes what preparations must be
done in order to use the configuration tool.

Appendix D: Configuration Parameters provides extended information about the
configuration parameters. An overview of Device Descriptor (DD) menu is presented in
the section “Menu overview of the Device Descriptor (DD)” on page 159. All
configuration parameters are described in section “Configuration parameters” on
page 160.
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Safety messages
Instructions and procedures in this section may require special precautions to ensure the safety
of the personnel performing the operations. Information that potentially raises safety issues is
indicated by a warning symbol ( ). Please refer to the following safety messages before
performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
Explosions could result in death or serious injury.
Verify that the operating environment of the gauge is consistent with the appropriate
hazardous locations certifications.
Installation of device in an explosive environment must be in accordance with appropriate
local, national and international standards, codes, and practices.
Ensure device is installed in accordance with intrinsically safe or non-incendive field
practices.
Electrical shock can result in death or serious injury.
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Single lead probes are sensitive for strong electromagnetic fields and therefore not suitable
for non-metallic tanks.
Care must be taken during transportation of power module to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
from all persons.
Process leaks could result in death or serious injury.
Only qualified personnel should install the equipment.
Handle the transmitter carefully.
If the process seal is damaged, gas could escape from the tank when removing the
transmitter head from the probe.
To ensure long life for your radar transmitter, and to comply with hazardous location
installation requirements, tighten covers on both sides of the electronics housing.
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Use caution when handling the Power Module. The Power Module may be damaged if
dropped from heights in excess of 20 ft (6 m).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This
device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 20 cm (8 in.)
from all persons.
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Configuration procedure
Follow these steps for proper configuration:
GET STARTED
JOIN DEVICE TO
WIRELESS NETWORK
Insert Power Module
Connect to Device
Configure Update Rate
Obtain Network ID
and Join Key
Enter Network ID and
Join Key
Verify Device Joins
Network
CONFIGURE DEVICE
Connect to Device
Basic Setup
Optional Setup
VERIFY LEVEL
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Get started with your preferred configuration
tool
4.4.1
AMS Wireless Configurator (version 12.0 or later is required)
The AMS Wireless Configurator is the recommended software tool for the wireless network
devices, and is supplied with the Smart Wireless Gateway. Refer to the AMS Wireless
Configurator Manual Supplement (document number 00809-0400-4420) for further
information.
Configuration can be done by connecting to the wireless network devices either point-to-point
using a HART® modem as shown in Figure 4-1, or wirelessly through the gateway as shown in
Figure 4-2. Initial configuration to join a device to the wireless network must be done
point-to-point.
Figure 4-1. Connect Point-to-Point using HART Modem
Communication
terminals
Figure 4-2. Connect Wirelessly through Smart Wireless Gateway
Smart Wireless Gateway
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Get the latest Device Descriptor (DD)
The Device Descriptor (DD) is a configuration tool that is developed to assist the user through
the configuration.
The Rosemount 3308 Series DD is typically installed together with AMS Wireless Configurator.
To download the latest HART DD, visit the Emerson Process Management Device Install Kit site
at: www.emersonprocess.com/devicefiles
After downloading, add the DD to AMS Wireless Configurator:
1.
Close AMS Wireless Configurator.
2.
Go to Start > Programs > AMS Device Manager and select Add Device Type.
3.
Browse to the downloaded DD files and click Ok.
4.
In the Add Device Type application, click the Help button for more information on how
to complete this operation.
Configure the HART modem interface
Before connecting to the device using a HART modem, the HART modem interface must be
configured in AMS Wireless Configurator:
1.
Close AMS Wireless Configurator.
2.
Go to Start > Programs > AMS Device Manager and select Network Configuration.
3.
Click Add.
4.
In the drop down list, select HART modem and click Install.
5.
Follow the instructions. In the Network Configuration application, click the Help
button for more information on how to complete this operation.
Configure the wireless network interface
Before connecting to the device wirelessly using a Smart Wireless Gateway, the wireless
network must be configured in AMS Wireless Configurator:
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1.
Close AMS Wireless Configurator.
2.
Go to Start > Programs > AMS Device Manager and select Network Configuration.
3.
Click Add.
4.
In the drop down list select Wireless Network and click Install.
5.
Follow the instructions. In the Network Configuration application, click the Help
button for more information on how to complete this operation.
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Field Communicator
This section describes how to prepare the Field Communicator to communicate with a
Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter. The Field Communicator can be used to configure the
device with a point-to-point connection. Connect the leads on the Field Communicator to the
communication terminals of the device as shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3. Connect Point-to-Point using a Field Communicator
1
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
0
Communication
terminals
An overview of the Field Communicator is shown in Figure 4-4. For information on all the
capabilities, refer to the Field Communicator Product Manual (document number
00809-0100-4276).
Figure 4-4. 475 Field Communicator
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A. Power key
B. Navigation keys
C. Tab key
D. Backlight key
E. Enter key
F. Function key
G. Alphanumeric keypad
Get the latest Device Descriptor (DD)
If the Rosemount 3308 Series DD is not included in your 475, then use the Easy Upgrade Utility
to update the Field Communicator with the latest DD. See the Field Communicator Product
Manual (document number 00809-0100-4276) for more information on how to update the
device descriptors.
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4.5
Join device to wireless network
4.5.1
Power up the wireless device
Make sure that the Smart Wireless Gateway is installed and functioning properly before any
wireless field devices are powered. See “Install the power module” on page 38 for further
information on how to install the power module.
Wireless devices should be powered up in order of proximity from the Gateway, beginning with
the closest. This will result in a simpler and faster network installation.
Enable Active Advertising on the Gateway to ensure that new devices join the network faster.
For more information, see the Gateway Reference Manual (document number
00809-0200-4420).
Startup screen sequence
The following screens will be displayed in sequence when the power module is first connected
to the Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter.
Figure 4-5. Startup Screen Sequence
1. All Segments ON
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2. Device Identification
3. Device Information: Tag
Used to visually determine Identification string used to
if there are any bad
determine the Device Type.
segments on the device
display.
User entered tag, 8 characters
long. This screen will not
display if all characters are
blank.
4. Software Revision
5. Device Information: Status
6. Primary Variable
Used to determine Device
Software Revision.
This screen will only appear if
Measurement value of
there is a critical error which may mapped Primary Variable.
prevent the device from operating
correctly. Check additional status
screens for more information
about failure source, refer to
“Diagnostic button screen
sequence” on page 64.
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7. Secondary Variable
8. Electronics Temperature
9. Supply Voltage
Measurement value of
mapped Second Variable.
Temperature value of device
electronics.
Voltage reading of the Power
Module.
10. Percent of Range
11. Active Alert Present
Level value in percent of
total measurement range.
This screen will only appear if
there is at least one Active Alert
present. For detailed information
of the failure source and
recommended actions, go to the
Active Alerts screen in AMS
Wireless Configurator or Field
Communicator. Refer to “Check
Device Status” on page 67.
>6V
Good
5.2 V – 6.0 V
Low
< 5.2 V
Very low
Some Active Alerts will be
displayed on the LCD display as
part of the diagnostic button
screen sequence, refer to
“Diagnostic button screen
sequence” on page 64.
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Connect to device
Connect a Field Communicator or a HART modem to the communication terminals as shown in
Figure 4-6.
Figure 4-6. Connect to Device
Field Communicator
1
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
0
HART Modem
Communication
terminals
AMS Wireless Configurator:
Field Communicator:
a.
Start AMS Wireless Configurator.
a.
Turn on the Field Communicator.
b.
Select Device Connection View in
the View menu.
b.
Tap the HART symbol from the main
menu.
c.
Double click on the device under the
HART modem.
c.
The Field Communicator now
connects to the device.
For more information on how to connect to device refer to “Get started with your preferred
configuration tool” on page 45.
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Configure Update Rate
The Update Rate is the frequency at which a new measurement is transmitted over the wireless
network. The default update rate is 1 minute. This may be changed at commissioning, or at any
time via AMS Wireless Configurator or a Field Communicator. The Update Rate is user selectable
from 4 seconds to 60 minutes.
1.
From the Home screen, select Configure.
2.
Go to Guided Setup > Wireless Setup.
3.
Click Configure Update Rate, and follow the instructions.
Note
Make sure to set the Update Rate so that there is enough safety margin in the system for
high/low alerts. If the time between each update is too long, the high/low alerts may be
triggered too late.
Run Check Level Response to make sure that configured Update Rate is sufficient for the
application, refer to section “Optional Setup” on page 58.
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Obtain Network ID and Join Key
In order to communicate with the Smart Wireless Gateway, and ultimately the host system, the
transmitter must be configured to communicate on the wireless network. This step is the
wireless equivalent of connecting wires from a transmitter to the host system.
The Network ID and Join Key may be obtained from the Smart Wireless Gateway's integrated
web interface on the Setup > Network > Settings page, as shown in Figure 4-7.
Figure 4-7. Gateway Network Settings
4.5.5
Enter Network ID and Join Key
The devices must be configured with the same Network ID and Join Key as the Gateway in order
to join the network. Use a Field Communicator or AMS Wireless Configurator to enter the
Network ID and Join Key so they match the Network ID and Join Key of the Gateway.
1.
From the Home screen, select Configure.
2.
Go to Guided Setup > Wireless Setup.
3.
Click Join Device to Network, and follow the instructions.
If the device is not to be commissioned yet, remove the power module and fasten the housing
cover. This is to conserve power module life and to ensure safe transmitter transportation. The
power module should be inserted only when the device is ready to be commissioned.
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Verify device joins network
Network connection can be verified in four ways, further described in this section:
1.
At the device display
2.
Using the AMS Wireless Configurator
3.
In the Smart Wireless Gateway's integrated web interface
4.
Using the Field Communicator
If the Rosemount 3308 Series was configured with the Network ID and Join Key, and sufficient
time has passed, the transmitter should be connected to the network. It usually takes a few
minutes for the device to join the network. If the device has not joined the network, please see
“Wireless Network troubleshooting” on page 82.
Verify by device display
To verify that the device is connected to the network by the display, press the “DIAG” button.
The display will show: the Tag, Device Serial Number, Software Revision, Network ID, Network
Connection Status, and Device Status screens. Refer to “Diagnostic button screen sequence” on
page 64.
When the network diagnostic status is displayed as “NETWK OK”, the device has successfully
joined the network. When joining the wireless network, the status displayed will be changed
through the sequence until the device finally has joined the network. Figure 4-8 on page 54
presents the different network connection status screens.
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Figure 4-8. Network Connection Status Screens
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Network Unknown
Network Restarted
The device is still in the
process of being activated.
The device has just
restarted.
Network Idle
The device is starting to join
the process.
Disconnected from
Network
Searching for Network
Joining the Network
The device is in a
disconnected state and
requires a “Force Join”
command to join the
network.
The device is searching for the The device is attempting to
network.
join the network.
Connected but in a
“quarantined” state
Connected with Limited
Bandwidth
Connected
The device is connected to
the network, but is in a
“quarantined” state.
The device is joined and
operational, but is running
with limited bandwidth for
sending periodic data.
The device has successfully
joined the network.
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Verify with AMS Wireless Configurator
Start the AMS Wireless Configurator. When the device has joined the network, it will appear in
the AMS Wireless Configurator window as illustrated in Figure 4-9.
Figure 4-9. AMS Wireless Configurator Screen
Figure 4-10 presents the different network connection status images that are shown in the AMS
Wireless Configurator Overview screen.
Figure 4-10. Network Connection Status Images
Configuration
Not Connected
Searching
Limited Bandwidth
Connected
Joining
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Verify by Gateway
To use the Smart Wireless Gateway's integrated web interface, navigate to the Explorer >
Status page as shown in Figure 4-11. This page shows whether the device has joined the
network and if it is communicating properly.
Locate the device in question and verify all status indicators are good (green). It may take
several minutes for the device to join the network and be seen on the Gateway's integrated web
interface.
Figure 4-11. Smart Wireless Gateway Explorer Status Page
Verify with Field Communicator
Connect the Field Communicator as shown in Figure 4-6 on page 50. Do not remove the power
module. Removing the power module may cause the device to drop off the network.
Note
In order to communicate with a Field Communicator, the device must be powered by the power
module.
To verify the device has joined the network, do the following:
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1.
From the Home screen, select Service Tools > Communications.
2.
Click Join Status, and follow the instructions.
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Configure device using Guided Setup
4.6.1
Connect to device
Connect to the device using your preferred configuration tool, as shown in Figure 4-12 and
Figure 4-13.
AMS Wireless Configurator:
Field Communicator:
a.
Start AMS Wireless Configurator.
a.
Turn on the Field Communicator.
b.
Select Device Connection View in
the View menu.
b.
Tap the HART symbol from the
main menu.
c.
Double click on the device under the
HART modem.
c.
The Field Communicator now
connects to the device.
Figure 4-12. Connect to Device - Point-to-Point
Field Communicator
1
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
0
HART Modem
Communication
terminals
Figure 4-13. Connect to Device - Wirelessly
Smart Wireless Gateway
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Basic Setup
All Basic Setup parameters are described in the section “Configuration parameters” on
page 160.
Figure 4-14. Guided Setup Screen
4.6.3
1.
From the Home screen, select Configure.
2.
Go to Guided Setup > Initial Setup.
3.
Click Basic Setup, and follow the instructions.
Optional Setup
Consider Optional Setup such as Volume, Device Display, Echo Tuning, and Check Level
Response, found in the Guided Setup. Run Check Level Response to review the maximum level
change between updates with the current configuration.
1.
From the Home screen, select Configure.
2.
Go to Guided Setup > Optional Setup.
3.
Click the selected Optional Setup, and follow the instructions.
Additional configuration parameters are available in the Manual Setup menu. For further
information about the parameters see “Configuration parameters” on page 160.
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Verify Level
Run the Verify Level tool to match the product level reported by the device to a reference
measurement (measured by using for example handgauging). If any difference, the Calibration
Offset parameter will be adjusted as shown in Figure 4-15.
A minor adjustment using Calibration Offset is normal. There may, for example be a deviation
between the actual tank height and the configured value.
Non-metallic (e.g. plastic) vessels and installation geometry may introduce an offset for the
Upper Reference Point. This offset may be up to ± 2 in. (50 mm). The offset can be compensated
for using Calibration Offset.
Note
Before running Verify Level, make sure that; the product surface is calm, the tank is not being
filled or emptied, and the actual level is well above the probe end.
To run Verify Level, do the following:
1.
From the Home screen, select Configure.
2.
Go to Guided Setup > Initial Setup.
3.
Click Verify Level to check your level measurement, and follow the instructions.
Figure 4-15. Calibration Offset
Reported level
Positive Calibration
Offset value
Actual level
Negative Calibration
Offset value
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Operation
Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Device display screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
View measurement values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check Device Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety messages
Instructions and procedures in this section may require special precautions to ensure the safety
of the personnel performing the operations. Information that potentially raises safety issues is
indicated by a warning symbol ( ). Please refer to the following safety messages before
performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
Explosions could result in death or serious injury.
Verify that the operating environment of the gauge is consistent with the appropriate
hazardous locations certifications.
Installation of device in an explosive environment must be in accordance with appropriate
local, national and international standards, codes, and practices.
Ensure device is installed in accordance with intrinsically safe or non-incendive field
practices.
Electrical shock can result in death or serious injury.
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Single lead probes are sensitive for strong electromagnetic fields and therefore not suitable
for non-metallic tanks.
Care must be taken during transportation of power module to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
from all persons.
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Process leaks could result in death or serious injury.
Handle the transmitter carefully.
If the process seal is damaged, gas could escape from the tank when removing the
transmitter head from the probe.
Only qualified personnel should install the equipment.
Do not remove the transmitter while in operation.
To ensure long life for your radar transmitter, and to comply with hazardous location
installation requirements, tighten covers on both sides of the electronics housing.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This
device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 20 cm (8 in.)
from all persons.
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Device display screen messages
The device display can be used to present different variables and a diagnostic screen sequence.
5.2.1
Variable screens
If the Display Mode is set to Periodic, the device display shows a periodic sequence of
user-chosen variables during operation. A new screen appears according to configured wireless
update rate. The device display will also show ALERT PRESNT if at least one alert is present. For
information on how to configure the device display, see “Device Display” on page 165.
The Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter can display the following variables.
Percent of Range
Level
Distance
Total Volume
Interface Distance
Interface Level
Upper Product Thickness
Electronics Temperature
Supply Voltage
Signal Quality
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Diagnostic button screen sequence
The diagnostic button screen sequence on the device display can be used to obtain detailed
diagnostic information. Do the following:
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1.
Unscrew the device display cover.
2.
Press and hold the “DIAG” button until the first diagnostic button screen appears on
the device display. Then release the “DIAG” button.
3.
The device display will now automatically show the diagnostic screens as illustrated in
Figure 5-1.
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Figure 5-1. Diagnostic Button Screen Sequence
Operation
1. Device Information: Tag
2. Device Serial Number
3. Software Revision
User entered tag which is 8
characters long. This screen
will not display if all
characters are blank.
Used to determine Device Serial Used to determine Device
Number.
Software Revision.
4. Network ID
5. Network Connection Status 6. Active Alert Screens
(if present)
Used to determine the
entered Network ID in the
device.
The screen displayed is
dependent on the progress of
the device in joining the wireless
network. See Figure 4-8 on
page 54 for more information.
7.Variable Screens
8. Active Alert Present
At the end of the sequence,
the device display shows all
selected variable screens.
This screen will only appear if
there is at least one Active Alert
present. For detailed
information of the failure source
and recommended actions, go
to the Active Alerts screen in
AMS® Wireless Configurator or
Field Communicator. Refer to
“Check Device Status” on
page 67.
See “Device display alerts”
on page 72 for a full list of
Active Alerts that may
appear on this position of
the sequence.
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View measurement values
Measurement values can be viewed using AMS Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator.
5.3.1
View current measurement values
Current measurement data of the Primary Variable (PV) and Secondary Variable (SV) are
presented on the Overview screen. To view all current measurement values, do the following:
5.3.2
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Variables.
2.
Select the desired group of measurement values to view.

To view gauges for the Primary Variable (PV), Secondary Variable (SV), Third
Variable (TV) and Fourth variable (QV), click Mapped Variables.

To view process values such as Level, Distance, Percent of Range, click Process.

To view device values such as Electronics Temperature, Supply Voltage, click Device.

To view Signal Quality, click Signal Quality.
View trends
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Trends.
2.
Select to log measurement values either in a graph or a table.

To log Level and Interface Level values in a graph, click Level.

To log Distance values in a graph, click Distance.

To log Total Volume in a graph, click Volume.

To log Signal Quality in a graph, click Signal Quality.

To log the trend of 12 data points shown in a table, click Data History, and then click
View Data History. See “Configure Data History” on page 166 for information on
how to configure device variable for recording and time between samples.
Note
Values are logged in the trend graphs only as long as the Trends item is selected.
5.3.3
Interpret measurement status bars
A “Good” or “Bad” status next to a value is an indication of the reliability or integrity of the data
being received, not an indication of whether or not the value is within the configured upper or
lower ranges. A value that triggers an alert, such as a high or low temperature indication, will
change the overall status of the device, but the measurement might still be indicated as “Good”
if the reliability of the data is good.
Figure 5-2. Measurement Status Bars
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Check Device Status
The overall device status is presented in AMS Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator
under the Overview screen. The Rosemount 3308 Series reports diagnostic alerts when there is
a device malfunction. For information on these alerts, see “Alert messages in AMS Wireless
Configurator and Field Communicator” on page 74. The device can also be configured to report
user defined alerts based on the measured variables, see “Alert Setup” on page 173 for more
information.
To check device status and see whether there are any Active Alerts reported, do one of the
following:

The overall device status is presented in the Overview screen. If status is anything than
Good, click the button in the device status image to open a window with Active Alerts.
The different device status images can be found in Table 5-1.

Active Alerts can also be obtained via Service Tools > Active Alerts.
Table 5-1. Presentation of Device Status Images
Device Status Image
Condition
Good: No active alert.
Failed: At least one Failure Alert is active. Click
the Troubleshoot button to open a window
with Active Alerts together with
recommended actions.
Maintenance: At least one Maintenance Alert
is active (and no Failed alerts). Click the
Investigate button to open a window with
Active Alerts together with recommended
actions.
Advisory: At least one Advisory Alert is active
(and no Failed or Maintenance Alerts). Click
the Investigate button to open a window
with Active Alerts together with
recommended actions.
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Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alert messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service and troubleshooting tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Application challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power module replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmitter head replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Probe replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety messages
Procedures and instructions in this section may require special precautions to ensure the safety
of the personnel performing the operations. Information that raises potential safety issues is
indicated by a warning symbol ( ). Please refer to the following safety messages before
performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
Failure to follow safe installation and servicing guidelines could result in death or
serious injury.
Make sure the transmitter is installed by qualified personnel and in accordance with
applicable code of practice.
Use the equipment only as specified in this manual. Failure to do so may impair the
protection provided by the equipment.
Explosions could result in death or serious injury.
Verify the operating environment of the gauge is consistent with the appropriate hazardous
locations certifications.
Installation of device in an explosive environment must be in accordance with appropriate
local, national and international standards, codes, and practices.
Ensure device is installed in accordance with intrinsically safe or non-incendive field
practices.
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Electrical shock can result in death or serious injury.
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Single lead probes are sensitive for strong electromagnetic fields and therefore not suitable
for non-metallic tanks.
Care must be taken during transportation of power module to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
from all persons.
Probes covered with plastic and/or with plastic discs may generate an ignition-capable level
of electrostatic charge under certain extreme conditions. Therefore, when the probe is
used in a potentially explosive atmosphere, appropriate measures must be taken to prevent
electrostatic discharge.
Process leaks could result in death or serious injury.
Only qualified personnel should install the equipment.
Install transmitter prior to process start-up.
Install and tighten process connectors before applying pressure.
Handle the transmitter carefully.
Do not remove the transmitter while in operation.
If the process seal is damaged, gas could escape from the tank when removing the
transmitter head from the probe.
To ensure long life for your radar transmitter, and to comply with hazardous location
installation requirements, tighten covers on both sides of the electronics housing.
Any substitution of non-recognized parts may jeopardize safety. Repair, e.g. substitution of
components etc., may also jeopardize safety and is under no circumstances allowed.
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Use caution when handling the Power Module. The Power Module may be damaged if
dropped from heights in excess of 20 ft (6 m).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This
device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 20 cm (8 in.)
from all persons.
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Alert messages
6.2.1
Device display alerts
The following active alert screens will show the device diagnostics depending on the state of the
device.
If the device display shows ALERT PRESNT but none of the following screens appear, then go to
the Active Alerts screen in AMS® Wireless Configurator or Field Communicator for further
information.
For detailed information of the failure source and recommended actions, go to the Active Alerts
screen in AMS Wireless Configurator or Field Communicator, see “Alert messages in AMS
Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator” on page 74.
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Figure 6-1. Active Alerts Screens
Bandwidth Limited
Configuration Warning
Configuration Failure
Electronics Warning
The device has not yet
received all of the
requested wireless
bandwidth needed to
operate as configured. See
“Wireless Network
troubleshooting” on
page 82 for recommended
actions.
The device has detected a
configuration error.
Non-critical operation of
the device may be
affected.
The device has detected a
configuration error. Critical
operation of the device
may be affected.
There is a warning which
should be addressed but
should not affect the
device output.
Electronics Failure
Radio Failure
Sensor Warning
Sensor Failure
An electronics error that
could impact the device
measurement reading has
occurred.
The wireless radio has
detected a failure or
stopped communicating.
A sensor attached to the
transmitter is degraded.
Readings from that sensor
may not be within
accuracy specifications.
A sensor attached to the
transmitter has failed, and
valid readings from that
sensor are no longer
possible.
Supply Voltage Low
Supply Voltage Failure
The voltage is below the
recommended operating
range. Replace the Power
Module, see “Power
module replacement” on
page 97.
The supply voltage is too
low and will affect device
operation. Replace the
Power Module, see “Power
module replacement” on
page 97.
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Alert messages in AMS Wireless Configurator and Field
Communicator
Table 6-1 to Table 6-4 shows list of alert messages that may be displayed in the AMS Wireless
Configurator and Field Communicator.
To view Active Alerts, do the following:

From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Active Alerts.
Table 6-1. Failure Alerts (F:)
Message
Description
Electronics Failure
An electronics error that could impact
the device measurement reading has
occurred.
1. Restart the device.
2. Restore default settings and reconfigure the
device.
3. If the condition persists, replace the device.
Radio Failure
The wireless radio has detected a failure
or stopped communicating.
1. Restart the device.
2. If the condition persists, replace the device.
Supply Voltage Failure
The supply voltage is too low and will
affect device operation.
1. Replace the Power Module, see “Power
module replacement” on page 97.
Probe Disconnected
The device cannot detect the probe.
1. Check that the probe connection is properly
tightened.
2. Check that the probe connection is dry and
clean.
3. Restart level measurements.
4. If the condition persists, replace the device
and/or the probe.
Electronics Temperature
Critical
The internal temperature of the device
has reached critical levels and the
integrity of the device electronics may
be compromised. Environmental
temperature should not exceed device
specifications.
1. Verify that ambient temperature is within
the specified range. For more information
about the maximum ambient temperature,
see “Temperature limits” on page 103.
2. Remote mount the transmitter head away
from the process and environmental
conditions.
3. Restart the device.
4. If the condition persists, replace the device.
Remote Housing Error
The device has detected a problem
associated with the remote housing.
1. Correct remote housing configuration to
match connected remote housing cable.
2. Check remote housing cable.
Configuration Error
The device has detected a configuration
error. Reasons may be multiple.
See Table 6-2 for a list of detailed
Configuration Errors that may be
displayed.
1. Click on the Details button for more
information.
2. Correct the parameter causing the
configuration error.
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Table 6-2. Configuration Error Details (D:)
Message
Description
Recommended actions
Lower Range Value or Upper
Range Value is out of limits
The lower/upper range value is outside
the lower/upper sensor limits. This is
outside the range where the sensor
works properly, hence the measurement
may be unreliable.
1. Check the lower and upper range values in
relation to the sensor limits.
Configured Measurement
Mode not Supported
The configured Measurement Mode
does not work since support has not
been purchased.
1. Upgrade the device.
2. Change the Measurement Mode to match,
refer to “Measurement Mode” on page 162.
Volume Configuration Error
The volume cannot be calculated
correctly with the current configuration.
1. Check that the level-volume values in the
strapping table are entered in increasing
order, refer to “Strapping Table” on
page 172.
2. Check that the number of strapping points
to use is correct.
3. Check size measures in the Volume Setup.
Parameter Out of Limits
One or more of the configuration values,
in a set that belongs together, has been
changed and reduced the measurement
range of the device.
1. Check the configured values for Probe
Length, Vapor Dielectric Constant, and
Upper Product Dielectric Constant.
2. Restore default settings and reconfigure the
device.
Low Low Level Alert
configuration is invalid
Low Low Level Alerts will not be raised as
expected because of invalid
configuration.
1. Check entered limit and deadband values in
comparison with entered tank and probe
parameters such as probe length, tank
height etc.
Low Level Alert configuration
is invalid
Low Level Alerts will not be raised as
expected because of invalid
configuration.
1. Check entered limit and deadband values in
comparison with entered tank and probe
parameters such as probe length, tank
height etc.
High Level Alert configuration
is invalid
High Level Alerts will not be raised as
expected because of invalid
configuration.
1. Check entered limit and deadband values in
comparison with entered tank and probe
parameters such as probe length, tank
height etc.
High High Level Alert
configuration is invalid
High High Level Alerts will not be raised
as expected because of invalid
configuration.
1. Check entered limit and deadband values in
comparison with entered tank and probe
parameters such as probe length, tank
height etc.
User Defined Alert
configuration is invalid
User Defined Alerts will not be raised as
expected because of invalid
configuration.
1. Check entered limit and deadband values in
relation to the selected variable.
Signal Quality Alert
configuration is invalid
Signal Quality Alerts will not be raised as
expected because of invalid
configuration.
1. Check entered limit and deadband values
regarding their range [0.1 – 10.0] and
mutual relationship.
No user configuration errors
detected
No user configuration errors detected.
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Table 6-3. Maintenance Alerts (M:)
Message
Description
Supply Voltage Low
The supply voltage is low and may affect
Device Operation.
1. Replace the Power Module, see “Power
module replacement” on page 97.
Electronics Temperature Out
of Limits
The temperature of the electronics
board has exceeded the transmitter’s
operating range.
1. Verify that ambient temperature is within
the operating range.
2. Restart the device.
3. Remote mount the transmitter head away
from the process and environmental
conditions.
4. If the condition persists, replace the device.
Level Measurement Lost
No valid Level reading. Reasons may be
multiple:
- No valid surface echo peak in the
measuring range.
- Incorrect transmitter configuration.
1. Analyze the Echo Curve for reason and check
device configuration, especially thresholds,
Near Zone, Maximum Level Rate and
settings on the Lost Measurement tab in the
Alert Setup.
2. Check device physical installation (for
instance probe contamination).
3. Restart level measurement.
4. Restore default settings and reconfigure the
device.
5. If the condition persists, replace the device.
Simulation Active
The device is in simulation mode and is
not reporting actual information.
1. If this behavior is not desired, stop
simulation mode.
2. If the condition persists, restart level
measurements.
Low Signal Quality
The Signal Quality is below the defined
alert limit.
1. Take action based on your intended use of
this alert.
2. Clean the probe.
3. If no actions were necessary, consider to
change the limit.
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Table 6-4. Advisory Alerts (A:)
Message
Description
Database Memory Warning
The device has failed to write to the
database memory at some time in the
past. Any data written during this time
may have been lost.
1. If logging dynamic data is not needed, this
advisory alert can be safely ignored.
2. Restart the device.
3. Reconfirm all configuration items in the
device.
4. Restore default settings and reconfigure the
device.
5. If the condition persists, replace the device.
Non-Critical User Data
Warning
A user written parameter does not match
expected value.
1. Restart the device.
2. Reconfirm all configuration items in the
device.
3. Restore default settings and reconfigure the
device.
4. If the condition persists, replace the device.
Volume Range Warning
The level measurement is outside the
configured volume range.
1. Check volume configuration.
Button Stuck
The button on the Electronics Board is
detected as stuck in the active position.
1. Check the buttons for obstructions.
2. If the condition persists, restart the device.
3. If the condition persists, replace the device.
HiHi Level Alert
The level is above the defined limit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bring the system to a safe state.
Verify that the level is within specified limits.
Reconfirm the level alert limit.
If not needed, disable this alert.
Hi Level Alert
The level is above the defined limit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bring the system to a safe state.
Verify that the level is within specified limits.
Reconfirm the level alert limit.
If not needed, disable this alert.
Lo Level Alert
The level is below the defined limit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bring the system to a safe state.
Verify that the level is within specified limits.
Reconfirm the level alert limit.
If not needed, disable this alert.
LoLo Level Alert
The level is below the defined limit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bring the system to a safe state.
Verify that the level is within specified limits.
Reconfirm the level alert limit.
If not needed, disable this alert.
User Defined Alert
The variable has surpassed the user
defined limit.
1. Bring the system to a safe state.
2. Verify that the process variable is within user
specified limits.
3. Reconfirm the user defined alarm limit.
4. If not needed, disable this alert.
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If there is a malfunction despite the absence of alerts, see Table 6.3.1 for information on
possible causes and recommended actions.
The troubleshooting guide contains the following symptoms:
6.3.1

Incorrect level readings, see page 78.

Incorrect or missing interface level reading, see page 80.

Power module troubleshooting, see page 81.

Device display troubleshooting, see page 81.

Wireless Network troubleshooting, see page 82.
Incorrect level readings
Symptom
The level readings do not correspond to a
reference measurement, for example a
handgauged value.
There is no level reading.
Level spikes or level is suddenly reported as full
or empty.
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
Check the Tank Height parameter, refer to
“Tank Height” on page 161.

Check Thresholds, refer to “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.

Run Verify Level, see “Verify Level” on
page 59.

Check transmitter configuration. Run Basic
Setup, refer to “Basic Setup” on page 58.

The tank is empty. No action is needed.

Check Thresholds, refer to “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.

Check the Upper Product Dielectric
Constant, see “Upper Product Dielectric
Constant” on page 163.

The transmitter is configured with wrong
Probe Type, refer to “Probe Type” on
page 161.

Check Thresholds, see “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.

The transmitter has locked on disturbing
obstacles at top of the tank. See “Handling
disturbances at the top of the tank” on
page 92 for recommended actions.

The surface is turbulent. Set the
Performance Mode to High to get a stable
measurement signal, refer to “Noise or weak
surface echoes” on page 97.
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The tank is full. Check the product level.

Check Thresholds, see “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.

The transmitter has locked on disturbing
obstacles at top of the tank. See “Handling
disturbances at the top of the tank” on
page 92 for recommended actions.

The transmitter is configured with wrong
Probe Type, refer to “Probe Type” on
page 161.

The reference peak is not detected since it is
weaker than the Reference Threshold. Adjust
Reference Threshold to an appropriate value
so that reference peak is not filtered out.
Refer to “Adjusting thresholds” on page 84.

May be caused by a disturbing object in the
tank. Read the Echo Curve and adjust
Thresholds, see “Adjusting thresholds” on
page 84.

Check if the probe is bent and in contact with
the tank wall. This contact causes a false
echo reading.

Heavy coating or contamination on the
probe. Clean the probe.
Level stuck in empty.

Thresholds may be too high, see “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.
Level fluctuations (a couple of inches).

There is too much disturbing noise in the
tank (from foam, splashing etc.). Set the
Performance Mode to High to get a stable
measurement signal, refer to “Noise or weak
surface echoes” on page 97.

There are rapid level changes in the tank.
Select a faster Update Rate, refer to
“Configure Update Rate” on page 51.

Thin oil layer on top of water that is
sometimes detected, sometimes not. Set
the Peak Detection Method to Threshold
Intersection to improve the stability of level
measurements in such applications. Refer to
“Resolving thin oil layers” on page 91.
Level stuck in full.
Level stuck in measuring range.
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Incorrect or missing interface level reading
Symptom

The Upper Product Dielectric Constant is not
correct, see “Upper Product Dielectric
Constant” on page 163.

Air gap is too big when the Measurement
Mode is set to Interface Level with
Submerged Probe. Reduce air gap or switch
the Measurement Mode to Product Level and
Interface Level.

The Measurement Mode is set to Product
Level. Set Measurement Mode to Product
Level and Interface Level, refer to
“Measurement Mode” on page 162.

The Interface Peak is difficult to detect,
because the bottom product has a low
dielectric constant, or the signal is
attenuated in the upper product. Check
Thresholds. For more information, see
“Example 2: Interface Peak not found” on
page 88.

The upper product is too thin to be detected.
No action is needed. See “Interface
measurements” on page 106 for minimum
interface thickness for different probe types.

Check Thresholds, see “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.
There are two products in the tank, but no
readings are reported.

Check Thresholds, see “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.
There is only oil in the tank but the transmitter
reports water.

Check Thresholds, see “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.

Make sure the Typical Interface Condition is
set to Layer at the bottom (thin) if you
typically have a thin layer at the bottom, see
“Typical Interface Condition” on page 164.

Check Thresholds, see “Adjusting
thresholds” on page 84.

Make sure the Typical Interface Condition is
set to Layer on Top (Thin) if you typically have
a thin layer at the top, see “Typical Interface
Condition” on page 164.
Incorrect Interface Level reading.
Missing Interface Level reading (reported as
NaN).
There are two products in the tank, but only
the product surface or interface is detected.
There is only water in the tank but the
transmitter reports oil.
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Power module troubleshooting
Symptom
The Power Module seems to run out of battery
very fast.
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Possible cause and recommended actions

Consider Update Rate, refer to “Configure
Update Rate” on page 51. Selecting a fast
update rate has an impact on Power Module
life.

Consider Performance Mode, refer to
“Performance Mode” on page 167. The
Power Module life is reduced if Performance
Mode is set to High.

Check that Power Mode is set to Normal, see
“Power Mode” on page 168.

Verify device is not installed in extreme
temperatures.

Verify that device is not a network pinch
point.
Device display troubleshooting
Symptom
The device display is not functioning.
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
Display Mode is set to Disabled. Set Display
Mode to On Demand or Periodic, refer to
“Display Mode” on page 165.

Reseat the device display according to
“Utilize the device display” on page 39.
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Wireless Network troubleshooting
Symptom
The device is not joining the wireless network.
Limited Bandwidth error
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
Verify Network ID and Join Key. The Network
ID and Join Key in the device must match the
Network ID and Join Key of the Gateway,
refer to “Obtain Network ID and Join Key” on
page 52 and “Enter Network ID and Join Key”
on page 52.

Enable High Speed Operation on the Smart
Wireless Gateway.

Check Power Module.

Verify that Active Advertising has been
enabled on the Smart Wireless Gateway.

Verify device is within range of at least one
other wireless device or the Smart Wireless
Gateway, see “Network Join Details” on
page 90.

Verify device is configured to join. Send the
“Join Now” command to the device, see
“Network Join Details” on page 90.

See the Troubleshooting section in the
Gateway Reference Manual (document
number 00809-0200-4420) for more
information.

Reduce the Update Rate on transmitter, refer
to “Configure Update Rate” on page 51.

Increase communication paths by adding
more wireless points.

Check that device has been online for at least
an hour.

Check that device is not routing through a
“limited” routing node.

Create a new network with an additional
Smart Wireless Gateway.
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Service and troubleshooting tools
This section briefly describes tools and functions in the AMS Wireless Configurator and Field
Communicator which may be useful for service and troubleshooting of Rosemount 3308 Series
Transmitter.
6.4.1
Reading the Echo Curve
The AMS Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator have powerful tools for advanced
troubleshooting. By using the Echo Curve function you get a view of the tank signal.
Measurement problems can be solved by studying the position and amplitude of the different
peaks.
To read the echo curve, do the following:
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Echo Tuning > Echo Curve.
2.
AMS Wireless Configurator: In the dialog box, click Next > to start reading the echo
curve. The reading may take several minutes.
Field Communicator: Click Echo Curve and follow the on-screen instructions. The
reading may take several minutes.
Figure 6-2. Echo Curve Plot in AMS Wireless Configurator
Interface Peak
Product
Surface Peak
Reference Peak
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Adjusting thresholds
Measurement with the Rosemount 3308 is based on the fact that the radar signal pulses are
reflected by the product surface and the interface between two liquids. Signal amplitude
thresholds are used to separate the measurement signal from disturbing echoes and noise.
By default, the amplitude thresholds are automatically adjusted to appropriate values in order
to filter out noise and other non-valid measurements from the measurement signal, as
illustrated in Figure 6-3. The configured Upper Product Dielectric Constant is used for setting
the automatically calculated amplitude thresholds. Normally no other threshold adjustment is
needed. But if the transmitter still does not track for example the product surface, it may be
necessary to manually adjust the thresholds.
Figure 6-3. Threshold Principle
AMPLITUDE
A
The echo peak is below the
threshold (dotted line) and is
suppressed by the device.
B
Threshold
A
B
This echo peak is interpreted
as the product surface, since
it is the first peak closest to
device that is above the
surface threshold.
3.0
DISTANCE
The different amplitude thresholds used for the Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter are
described in section “Thresholds” on page 176.
Note
Before changing the amplitude thresholds, check that the Upper Product Dielectric Constant
parameter is set as accurately as possible. The Upper Product Dielectric Constant is used for
setting the automatically calculated amplitude thresholds.
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Guidelines for setting the Surface Threshold
Before changing the Surface Threshold, make sure the product level is at least 20 in. (0.5 m)
from the lower side of the device flange.

Set the Surface Threshold to about 1/3 of the weakest surface echo amplitude in the
measuring range.
AMPLITUDE
Surface echo
Surface Threshold
About 1/3 of surface
echo amplitude
DISTANCE

Surface Thresholds should never be set to values less than 4 Cnts.

Make sure to include a 3 Cnts margin between the Surface Threshold and the surface
echo amplitude over the entire measuring range.
AMPLITUDE
Surface echo
At least 3 Cnts margin
Surface Threshold
DISTANCE

The Surface Threshold should be at least 3 Cnts greater than the amplitude of
disturbances.
AMPLITUDE
Surface echo
Disturbance
Surface Threshold
At least 3 Cnts margin
DISTANCE
Contact Emerson Process Management Service Department if the transmitter is still having
difficulties to track the product surface after applying the guidelines.
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Guidelines for setting the Interface Threshold

The Interface Threshold should be approximately 50% of the interface signal amplitude.

If possible, Interface Threshold should be higher than Surface Threshold.
Procedure for adjusting thresholds
To adjust the amplitude thresholds, do the following:
1.
2.
Read the Echo Curve:
a.
Start the Echo Curve reading, refer to “Reading the Echo Curve” on page 83.
b.
View the Echo Curve plot and check the relation between amplitude threshold and
corresponding signal amplitude peak.
Adjust the Threshold:
a.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Echo Tuning > Thresholds.
b.
Under Threshold Control, select User Defined.
c.
If using Field Communicator, click Send. The Threshold values can now be
changed.
d.
Select desired Threshold to adjust, type the new value into the box and then click
Send. See also “Guidelines for setting the Surface Threshold” on page 85.
Restore default thresholds
Do the following:
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Echo Tuning > Thresholds.
2.
Under Threshold Control, select Default (Automatic) and then click Send.
Example 1: Product Surface Peak not found
If the transmitter does not track the product surface correctly, it may be necessary to adjust the
threshold values. In Figure 6-4, the Surface Threshold is too high and as a result the product
level will not be detected. In a situation like this, the Surface Threshold has to be lowered so that
the surface peak is not filtered out.
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Figure 6-4. Surface Threshold Is Too High
100
250
80
Surface Threshold is above
the Product Surface peak
AMPLITUDE
60
40
200
150
20
0
100
-20
50
-40
-60
0
DISTANCE
If there are disturbing objects in the tank, the Surface Threshold must be carefully set to avoid
locking on the wrong amplitude peak. In Figure 6-5, the Surface Threshold is too low, and as a
result the transmitter has locked on a peak above the actual product surface. A disturbance was
interpreted as the product surface, since this was the first amplitude peak closest to device that
went above Surface Threshold. The actual product surface was interpreted as the interface or
the probe end.
Figure 6-5. Surface Threshold Is Too Low
100
Disturbing echo
80 misinterpreted as
Actual product surface
200
60 product surface
AMPLITUDE
250
40
150
20
0
100
-20
50
-40
-60
0
DISTANCE
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By adjusting the Surface Threshold the product surface is properly detected as illustrated in
Figure 6-6:
Figure 6-6. Echo Curve Plot after Surface Threshold Was Adjusted
100
250
80
After Surface Threshold is
adjusted the product surface is
correctly detected
AMPLITUDE
60
40
200
150
20
0
100
-20
50
-40
-60
0
DISTANCE
Example 2: Interface Peak not found
In interface applications where the bottom product has a relatively low dielectric constant
(<40), or if the signal is attenuated in the upper product, the amplitude of the reflected signal
from the interface is relatively low and difficult for the transmitter to detect. In such a case it
may be possible to detect the reflected signal from the interface if the Interface Threshold is
adjusted.
Figure 6-7 illustrates a situation where the Interface Threshold is too high. The signal amplitude
peak at the interface between the upper and lower products is not detected in this case.
Figure 6-7. Echo Curve Plot Indicating that the Interface Threshold for the Interface Peak Is
Too High
AMPLITUDE
The Interface Threshold is
above the Interface Peak
Product Surface Peak
Surface Threshold
DISTANCE
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By adjusting Interface Threshold, the peak at the interface between the upper and lower
products is detected as illustrated in Figure 6-8.
AMPLITUDE
Figure 6-8. After Changing the Interface Threshold the Transmitter Detects the Interface
After Interface Threshold is
adjusted the interface is
correctly detected
Surface Threshold
DISTANCE
6.4.3
Viewing Measurement History
The Measurement History tool presents historical values and related device status that are
stored in the transmitter memory. The tool is useful for verifying that the transmitter works
properly or to diagnose any issues during a specific time interval.
6.4.4
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Maintenance > Routine Maintenance.
2.
Click Measurement History and follow the on-screen instructions.
Reviewing Network Join Status and Details
Network Join Status
Wireless devices join the network through a four step process:
Step 1. Network Found
Step 2. Network Security Clearance Granted
Step 3. Network Bandwidth Allocated
Step 4. Network Join Complete
To view the Network Join Status of the device, do the following:

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From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Communications > Network Join
Status.
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Network Join Details
Obtain detailed information about the network join, and configure how the device attempts to
join the network.

From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Communications > Join Details. Join
Details includes:
Join Mode
6.4.5
This mode configures how the device attempts
to join the network. Settable options are:

Don't Attempt to Join

Join Now

Join on Powerup or Reset
Number of Available Neighbors
Defines how many wireless devices are within
the communication range of this device. In a
self-organizing network, the more neighbors a
device has, the more robust the network will
be.
Number of
Advertisements Heard
Number of advertised packets received by the
device from all networks within range.
Number of Join Attempts
Number of times the device has tried to join
the network prior to being accepted. Too many
join attempts result in the device considering
the join attempt as failed. If this happens,
re-check the Join Key and Network ID.
Locating the device
Use the Locate Device function to identify this device by showing a pattern on the device
display, as illustrated in Figure 6-9.
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Maintenance > Routine Maintenance.
2.
Click Locate Device and follow the on-screen instructions.
Figure 6-9. Locate Device Pattern
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Using the Simulation Mode
This function can be used to simulate measurements and alerts.
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Simulate.
2.
Click desired variable and follow the on-screen instructions.
6.5
Application challenges
6.5.1
Resolving thin oil layers
Thin oil layer on top of water might cause jumpy surface readings. Because of the thin oil layer,
the transmitter varies between detecting oil and water. Sometimes the oil layer gets too thin to
be detected. See Figure 6-10.
Figure 6-10. Thin Oil Layer on Top of Water, Peak Detection Method Set to Peak Center
Water peak
Water peak detected as the surface
Surface Threshold
Oil peak detected as
surface
Too thin oil layer,
no peak
The surface readings in such applications will be stabilized by setting the Peak Detection
Method to Threshold Intersection. The point used for level measurement is then changed, see
Figure 6-11. Note that this configuration should only be performed by advanced users as it
could cause issues if configured incorrectly.
Figure 6-11. The Different Peak Detection Methods
Surface Threshold
Peak Center
Threshold Intersection: Surface detected at first
intersection with Surface Threshold
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To set the Peak Detection Method to Threshold Intersection, do the following:
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Echo Tuning > Advanced.
2.
Under Peak Detection Method, select Threshold Intersection and then click Send.
3.
Run Verify Level to compensate for any offset error (see Figure 6-12) introduced by the
Threshold Intersection method. See “Verify Level” on page 59 for further instructions.
Figure 6-12. Thin Oil Layer on Top of Water, Peak Detection Method Set to Threshold
Intersection
Offset error
Surface Threshold
Actual product surface
is ignored
Surface detected at first intersection with
Surface Threshold, even when there is an
oil peak
6.5.2
Handling disturbances at the top of the tank
Adjusting the Near Zone Threshold
The Near Zone Threshold is used to filter out disturbing echoes and noises at the top of the tank.
By default, this threshold is automatically calculated by the device, and is sufficient in most
conditions.
However, in the case of unfavorable conditions, you might need to manually set the Near Zone
Threshold. This may for example be the case if a Single Lead probe is mounted in a narrow
nozzle, if the end of the nozzle protrudes into the tank, or if there are disturbing obstacles in the
Near Zone (referred to as the region between 0-3.3 ft (0-1 m) below the Upper Reference Point.
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Figure 6-13. Near Zone Threshold
Reference Peak
Disturbance
Near Zone Threshold blocking
the disturbance
Surface
Threshold
Product Surface Peak
Guidelines for setting the Near Zone Threshold

The Near Zone Threshold must be higher than the Surface Threshold to have an effect.
The threshold in the near zone is set to the highest value of the configured Near Zone
Threshold and Surface Threshold.

The margin to waveform disturbances and noise must be at least 3 Cnts.
Procedure
To manually set the Near Zone Threshold function, do the following:
1.
2.
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a.
Start the Echo Curve reading, refer to “Reading the Echo Curve” on page 83.
b.
View the Echo Curve plot to find out if there are disturbing echoes close to the tank
top.
Set the Near Zone Threshold:
a.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Echo Tuning > Near Zone > Near
Zone Threshold.
b.
Under Threshold Control, select User Defined.
c.
If using Field Communicator, click Send. The Threshold and End Distance values
can now be changed.
d.
Under Threshold, type the desired value into the box.
e.
Under End Distance, type the desired value into the box. This value is the distance
from Upper Reference Point to point where the Near Zone Threshold ends.
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Using the Trim Near Zone function
The Trim Near Zone function is used to fine tune performance in the area close to the tank top.
Normally it is not necessary to use the function, but if you experience problems related to the
nozzle, pipe, or chamber installation, you may need to use this function.
Figure 6-14 describes the Trim Near Zone function and its effect on the echo curve. This effect
is only visible if measurement conditions so require.
Figure 6-14. Echo Curve before and after Trim Near Zone
Trim Near Zone
Reference Peak
Reference Peak
Note
Make sure the product level is below the Near Zone region (0-3.3 ft. (0-1 m) below the Upper
Reference Point) before performing the Trim Near Zone.
Note
The Trim Near Zone function should only be used for reducing impact from stationary
disturbances. For occasional disturbances, use the Near Zone Threshold.
To use the Trim Near Zone function, do the following:
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Echo Tuning and click Near Zone.
2.
Under Near Zone Compensation, click Trim Near Zone and follow the on-screen
instructions.
Changing the Upper Null Zone
Measurements are not performed within the Upper Null Zone (UNZ). The Upper Null Zone can
be extended to block out disturbing echoes close to the tank top, caused by for example a
narrow nozzle with rough walls, obstacles close to the probe, or a nozzle that protrudes into the
tank. See Figure 6-16.
Note
Desired measuring range must be below the Upper Null Zone.
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Note
Before changing the Upper Null Zone, check entered limit and deadband values for the High
Level Alerts. High Level Alerts should not be placed in the Upper Null Zone.
To set the Upper Null Zone do the following:
1.
Identify desired Upper Null Zone using the Echo Curve plot:
2.
a.
Start the Echo Curve reading, refer to “Reading the Echo Curve” on page 83.
b.
View the Echo Curve plot to find out if there are disturbing echoes close to the tank
top.
Set the desired Upper Null Zone value:
a.
From the Home Screen, go to Configure > Manual Setup > Level Setup > Probe >
Advanced Probe Options.
b.
Under Upper Null Zone, type the desired value into the box and then click Send.
Figure 6-15. Upper Null Zone
Upper Reference Point
Upper Null Zone
Measurement Range
Figure 6-16. Upper Null Zone Is Extended to Block Out Disturbances at the Top of the Tank
AMPLITUDE
Upper Null
Zone
Disturbance
Product Surface Peak
3.0
5.0
DISTANCE
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Interface measurements with fully submerged probes
The Measurement Mode Interface Level with Submerged Probe is used to handle interface
measurements when the product level is not visible, for example in a full chamber pipe as
illustrated in Figure 6-17. In this case the probe is fully submerged into the upper product, and
only the interface level is detected by the transmitter.
Even if the upper product level drops, it is ignored by the transmitter which continues to
measure only the interface level. If the product level drops, the air filled region in the upper part
of the pipe will slightly reduce the measurement accuracy of the interface level. To achieve high
accuracy in this Measurement Mode the probe must be fully submerged.
To set the Measurement Mode to Interface Level with Submerged Probe, do the following:
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Configure > Manual Setup > Level Setup >
Environment.
2.
Under Measurement Mode, select Interface Level with Submerged Probe
(Interface Only in Field Communicator) and then click Send.
Note
Do not set Measurement Mode to Interface Level with Submerged Probe in “standard”
applications when both Product Level and Interface Level are measured.
Figure 6-17. Interface Level Measurements in a Full Chamber
Interface Distance
Product Level is ignored
Interface Level is measured
Interface Level
Note
Adjust Interface Threshold if the interface level pulse is not detected.
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Noise or weak surface echoes
In order to increase the measurement performance in difficult applications where the surface
echo peak is low compared to the noise, it is recommended to set the Performance Mode to
High (Short battery life). A low surface peak compared to the noise might be caused by a
turbulent surface, low dielectric constant, plastic tanks and so on.
If the Performance Mode is set to High (Short battery life), each update is based on an increased
number of measurements (radar sweeps), which gives improved robustness and decreases the
noise in the output value. However, the battery life is significantly reduced (between 40-60%).
To set the Performance Mode to High (Short battery life), do the following:
6.6
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Echo Tuning > Advanced.
2.
Under Performance Mode, select High (Short battery life) and then click Send.
Power module replacement
Replace the power module with a new Black Power Module, SmartPower™ Solutions model
number 701PBKKF.
Expected power module life is 9 years at reference conditions(1).
1.
Replace the power module.
Keep cover tight
1.
2.
3.
4.
Dispose of in accordance with
Government regulations
2.
(1)
In AMS Wireless Configurator or Field Communicator, run Install New Power Module
setup.
a.
From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Maintenance > Routine
Maintenance.
b.
Click Install New Power Module and follow the on-screen instructions.
Reference conditions are 70° F (21° C), transmit rate of once per minute, and routing data for three additional network devices.
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Handling considerations
The Black Power Module with the wireless unit contains two "C" size primary lithium/thionyl
chloride batteries. Each battery contains approximately 2.5 grams of lithium, for a total of 5
grams in each Power Module. Under normal conditions, the battery materials are self-contained
and are not reactive as long as the batteries and the battery pack integrity are maintained. Care
should be taken to prevent thermal, electrical or mechanical damage. Contacts should be
protected to prevent premature discharge.
Use caution when handling the power module, it may be damaged if dropped from heights in
excess of 20 ft (6 m).
Battery hazards remain when cells are discharged.
Environmental considerations
As with any battery, local environmental rules and regulations should be consulted for proper
management of spent batteries. If no specific requirements exist, recycling through a qualified
recycler is encouraged. Consult the materials safety data sheet for battery specific information.
Shipping considerations
The unit was shipped to you without the power module installed. Please remove the power
module prior to shipping.
Each Black Power Module contains two "C" size primary lithium batteries. Primary lithium
batteries are regulated in transportation by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and are also
covered by International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO), and European Ground Transportation of Dangerous Goods (ARD). It is the
responsibility of the shipper to ensure compliance with these or any other local requirements.
Please consult current regulations and requirements before shipping.
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Transmitter head replacement
Figure 6-18. Transmitter Head Replacement
Flange version
Threaded version
A
A
Put the protection
plug here!
B
Put the protection
plug here!
B
C
A. Nut
B. Process Seal
C. Adapter
1.
Loosen the nut that connects the transmitter head to the process seal.
2.
Carefully lift the transmitter head.
3.
On the probe, make sure that the upper surface of the process seal is clean and free
from dust and water. Wipe it clean with a dry and lint-free cloth.
4.
Verify the spring-loaded pin at the center of the process seal is properly inserted. When
inserted properly only the plunger is seen above the edge inside the seal hole.
5.
If the transmitter head is not mounted directly, attach the protection plug to the
process seal to protect the exposed parts from dust and water. If a protection plug is
not available, then cover the process seal with a plastic bag.
6.
Rotate the new transmitter head so the device display faces the desired direction.
7.
Tighten the nut. Max torque is 30 Lbft (40 Nm).
8.
Configure the transmitter, refer to Section 4: Configuration.
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Probe replacement
Figure 6-19. Probe Replacement
Flange version
Threaded version
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
A. Transmitter head
B. Nut
C. Process Seal
D. Probe
1.
Loosen the nut.
2.
Remove the transmitter head from the old probe. Make sure to protect the transmitter
head bottom from dust and water.
3.
On the new probe, make sure that the protection plug is removed and the upper
surface of the Process Seal is clean. Also make sure that the spring-loaded pin at the
center of the Process Seal is properly inserted.
4.
Mount the transmitter head on the new probe.
5.
Tighten the nut. Max torque is 30 Lbft (40 Nm).
6.
If the new probe is not of the same type as the old one, update the transmitter
configuration by setting the Probe Type parameter to the appropriate value:
a.
From the Home Screen, go to Configure > Manual Setup > Level Setup > Probe.
b. Under Probe Type, select desired Probe Type.
7.
Measure the Probe Length and enter the measured value:
a.
From the Home Screen, go to Configure > Manual Setup > Level Setup > Probe.
b. Under Probe Length, enter the measured Probe Length value.
8.
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Reference Data
Functional specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 101
Performance specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 107
Physical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 111
Ordering information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 119
Spare parts and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 124
Dimensional drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 131
A.1
Functional specifications
A.1.1
General
Field of application
Liquids and semi-liquids level or liquid/liquid interfaces

3308Axx1... for level or submerged probe interface measurement

3308Axx2... for level and interface measurement
Measurement principle
Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
(See “Theory of operation” on page 3 for a description of how it works)
Microwave output power
Nominal 10 μw, Max <20 mW
Humidity limits
0 to 100% relative humidity
A.1.2
Wireless
Output
IEC 62591 (WirelessHART®) 2.4 GHz DSSS
Frequency range
2400 - 2483.5 MHz
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Radio frequency output from antenna

External (WK option) antenna: Maximum10 mW (+10dBm) EIRP

High Gain, Remote (WN option) antenna: Maximum of 40mW (16dBm) EIRP
Modulation type
QPSK/iEEE 802.15.4 DSSS IEC 62591 (WirelessHART)
Number of channels
15
Channel spacing
5 MHz
Emission designation
G1D
Transmit rate
User selectable, 4 seconds to 60 minutes
A.1.3
Display and configuration
Device display
The optional device display can show sensor variables and diagnostic information. Display
updates at each wireless update.
Figure A-1. Device Display
Output units
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
For Level, Interface, and Distance: ft, inch, m, cm, or mm

For Volume: ft3, inch3, US gals, Imp gals, barrels, yd3, m3, or liters

For temperature: °F, °C
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Output variables
Display
PV, SV, TV, QV
Level
X
X
Distance
X
X
Surface Signal Strength
N/A
X(2)
Total Volume
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
X(2)
Upper Product Thickness(3)
X
X
Electronics Temperature
X
X(2)
Signal Quality
X
X(2)
Supply Voltage
X
X(2)
% of Range
X
X(2)
Interface Level
(1)
Interface Distance(1)
Interface Signal Strength
(1)
(1) For 3308Axx1, Interface measurement is only available for fully submerged probe.
(2) Not available as primary variable.
(3) Only available with 3308Axx2.
HART diagnostics
Signal Quality Metrics - Diagnostics package that monitors the relations between surface, noise
and threshold. The function can be used to detect abnormal conditions in the process such as
probe coating or sudden loss of signal strength. Signal Quality is available as Output Variable
and it comes with user configurable alerts through AMS Wireless Configurator or Field
Communicator.
A.1.4
Temperature limits
Ambient and storage temperature limits
Verify that the operating atmosphere of the transmitter is consistent with the appropriate
hazardous locations certifications.
Operating limit
Storage limit
With Device Display
-40 to 175 °F (-40 to 80° C)(1)
-40 to 185 °F (-40 to 85 °C)
Without Device Display
-40 to 185 °F (-40 to 85° C)
-40 to 185 °F (-40 to 85 °C)
(1) Device display may not be readable and device display updates will be slower at temperatures below -4 °F (-20 °C).
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Process temperature and pressure rating
Process temperature
Figure A-2. Max. Rating, Standard Tank Connections
Pressure psig (bar)
580 (40)
PTFE covered probe and
flange (model code 7)
232 (16)
-14 (-1)
-40
(-40)
302
(150)
Temperature °F (°C)
Note
The maximum process temperature is at the lower part of the flange.
Final rating depends on flange and O-ring selection. Table A-1 gives the temperature ranges for
standard tank seals with different O-ring materials.
Table A-1. Temperature Ranges for Standard Tank Seals with Different O-ring Materials
Tank seal with different O-ring
material
Min. temperature °F (°C)
in air
Max. temperature °F (°C)
in air
Viton® Fluoroelastomer
5 (-15)
302 (150)
Ethylene Propylene (EPDM)
-40 (-40)
266 (130)
Kalrez 6375 Perfluoroelastomer
14 (-10)
302 (150)
Nitrile Butadiene (NBR)
-31 (-35)
230 (110)
®
Note
Always check the chemical compatibility of the o-ring material with your application. If the
o-ring material is not compatible with its chemical environment, the o-ring may eventually
malfunction.
ASME/ANSI flange rating
316L SST Flanges according to ASME B16.5 Table 2-2.3:

Max. 302 °F/580 psig (150 °C/40 bar)
EN flange rating
EN 1.4404 according to EN 1092-1 material group 13E0:

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Fisher® & Masoneilan® flange rating
316L SST Flanges according to ASME B16.5 Table 2-2.3:
Max. 302 °F/580 psig (150 °C/40 bar)

JIS flange rating
316L SST Flanges according to JIS B2220 material group 2.3:
Max. 302 °F/580 psig (150 °C/40 bar)

Tri-Clamp™ rating
Maximum pressure is 16 bar for 1½-in. (37.5 mm) and 2-in. (50 mm) housing; and 10 bar for
3-in. (75 mm) and 4-in. (100 mm) housing. The final rating depends on the clamp and gasket.
Plate design
The PTFE covered probe with plate design has a protective plate in PTFE and a backing flange in
316L / EN 1.4404. The protective flange plate prevents the backing flange from being exposed
to the tank atmosphere.
Flange rating according to SST backing flange ASME B16.5 Table 2-2.3, EN 1092-1 material
group 13E0, and JIS B2220 material group 2.3.
PTFE protective plate:
Max. 302 °F/232 psig (150 °C/16 Bar)

Flange connection rating
See Table A-2 for the conditions used for flange strength calculations.
Table A-2. Conditions Used for Flange Strength Calculations
Reference Data
Bolting material
Gasket
ASME/ANSI
SST SA193 B8M
Class 2
Soft (1a) with min.
thickness 1.6 mm
EN, JIS
EN 1515-1/-2
group 13E0, A4-70
Soft (EN 1514-1) with
min. thickness 1.6 mm
Flange material
Hub material
SST A182 Gr. F316L
and
EN 10222-5-1.4404
SST SA479M 316L
and
EN 10272-1.4404
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Interface measurements
The Rosemount 3308 Series is well suited for interface measurements, including applications
where the probe is fully submerged in the liquid.
Figure A-3. Interface Level Measurement
Interface Level
Product Level
Interface Level
Interface Measurement
Interface Measurement with
fully submerged probe
If interface is to be measured, follow these criteria:

The dielectric constant of the upper product must be known and should not vary. The
AMS Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator have a built-in Dielectric Constant
Guide to assist users in determining the dielectric constant of the upper product.

The dielectric constant of the upper product must have a lower dielectric constant than
the lower product to have a distinct reflection.

The difference between the dielectric constants for the two products must be larger
than 10.

Maximum dielectric constant for the upper product is 10 for the coaxial probe, and 5 for
the single lead and flexible twin lead probes.

Minimum detectable upper product thickness is 4.9 in. (12.5 cm) when the upper
product is oil (DC=2.2) and the lower product is water (DC=80).
For guidelines on emulsion situations, consult your local Emerson Process Management
representative.
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A.2
Performance specifications
A.2.1
General
Reference conditions(1)
Single flexible probe mounted in a 4" pipe. Normal indoor temperature (68° - 79 °F, 20° - 26 °C)
water.
Reference accuracy
Accuracy
±0.98 in. (25 mm)
±0.25 in. (6 mm)
0
0
33 ft.
(10 m)
56 ft.
(17 m)
Measuring
distance
Repeatability
±0.08 in. (2 mm)(2)
Ambient temperature effect
Less than 0.01% of measured distance per °C
Power module battery life
9 years at one minute update rate(3)
A.2.2
Environment
Vibration resistance
No effect when tested per the requirements of IEC60770-1 (1999): High Vibration Level - field or
pipeline (10-60 Hz 0.21 mm displacement peak amplitude / 60-2000 Hz 3g).
Electromagnetic compatibility
(1)
(2)
(3)

Meets CE 61326:2012 and NE21:2012 if installed in metallic vessels or still pipes.

Single lead probes are not suited for non-metallic tanks or open atmosphere
applications, due to high susceptibility to strong electromagnetic fields.
Please refer to the IEC 60770-1 (IEC 1292-2) standard for a definition of radar specific performance parameters and if applicable
corresponding test procedure.
According to IEC61298-2 (at reference conditions where averaging at specified measuring points was used to be able to capture specific
parameters e.g. hysteresis, non-repeatability etc.). For field verification where reference conditions cannot be established the repeatability
may be verified if the transmitter is operating in High Performance Mode.
Reference conditions are 70 °F (21 °C), and routing data for three additional network devices.
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Accuracy over measuring range
The measuring range depends on probe type, dielectric constant of the product and installation
environment, and is limited by the Blind Zones at the very top and bottom of the probe. In the
Blind Zones, the accuracy exceeds ±1.18 in. (30 mm), and measurements may not be possible.
Measurements close to the Blind Zones will have reduced accuracy.
The following conditions will impact the Blind Zones:

If the single lead probes or flexible twin lead probes are installed in a nozzle, the nozzle
height shall be added to the specified Upper Blind Zone.

The measuring range for the PTFE covered Flexible Single Lead probe includes the
weight when measuring on a high dielectric media.

When using a metallic centering disc, the Lower Blind Zone is 8 in. (20 cm), including
weight if applicable. When using a PTFE centering disc, the Lower Blind Zone is not
affected.
Figure A-4, Figure A-5, and Figure A-6 illustrate the accuracy over measuring range at reference
condition using the Trim Near Zone function, with alternating probe types and varying dielectric
constant of the product.
Figure A-4. Accuracy over Measuring Range for Single Lead Probes
Water (DC = 80)
Oil (DC = 2)
±0.25 in.
±1.18 in.
±0.25 in.
±1.18 in.
(6 mm)
(30 mm)
(6 mm)
(30 mm)
3.2 in. (8 cm)
9.8 in. (25 cm)
4.3 in. (11 cm)
10.6 in. (27 cm)
Blind Zone
2 in. (5 cm)
5.1 in. (13 cm)
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Figure A-5. Accuracy over Measuring Range for Flexible Twin Lead Probe
Water (DC = 80)
Oil (DC = 2)
±0.25 in.
±1.18 in.
±0.25 in.
±1.18 in.
(6 mm)
(30 mm)
(6 mm)
(30 mm)
3.2 in. (8 cm)
3.2 in. (8 cm)
7.9 in. (20 cm)
7.9 in. (20 cm)
Blind Zone
0.4 in. (1 cm)
2 in. (5 cm)
7.9 in. (20 cm)
2.8 in. (7 cm)
Figure A-6. Accuracy over Measuring Range for Coaxial Probe
Water (DC = 80)
Oil (DC = 2)
±0.25 in.
±1.18 in.
±0.25 in.
±1.18 in.
(6 mm)
(30 mm)
(6 mm)
(30 mm)
6.3 in. (16 cm)
8.3 in. (21 cm)
5.9 in. (15 cm)
7.1 in. (18 cm)
Blind Zone
2 in. (5 cm)
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2.8 in. (7 cm)
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Maximum measuring range and minimum dielectric
constant
Table A-3. Measuring Range and Minimum Dielectric Constant
Flexible single lead
Rigid single lead
Flexible twin lead
Coaxial
55.8 ft (17 m)
19.7 ft (6 m)
9.8 ft (3 m) for 8 mm
probes (code 4A)
Maximum measuring range
55.8 ft (17 m)
19.7 ft (6 m) for 13
mm probes (code 4B)
Minimum dielectric constant(1)(2)
2.0 up to 32.8 ft (10 m)
2.0
10 up to 55.8 ft (17 m)
2.0 up to 32.8 ft (10 m)
2.0
10 up to 55.8 ft (17 m)
(1) Minimum dielectric constant may be lower than 2.0 if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- Probe is installed in stilling well or chamber.
- Maximum measuring range is not utilized.
- Noise Threshold is manually adjusted to a lower level.
(2) For temperatures above 140 °F (60 °C) manual adjustment of noise threshold may be required for products with low dielectric constant at or close to maximum
measuring range.
A.2.5
Interface measuring range
The maximum allowable upper product thickness/measuring range is primarily determined by
the dielectric constants of the two liquids.
Target applications include interfaces between oil/oil-like and water/water-like liquids, with a
low (<3) dielectric constant for the upper product and a high (>20) dielectric constant for the
lower product. For such applications, the maximum measuring range is limited by the length of
the coaxial and rigid single lead probes.
For flexible probes, the maximum measuring range is reduced by the maximum upper product
thickness, according to the diagram below. However, characteristics may vary between the
different applications.
Figure A-7. Maximum Upper Product Thickness for Flexible Probes
Maximum upper product thickness, ft (m)
39.4 (12)
Lower product
dielectric constant
32.8 (10)
80
40
26.2 (8)
20
DC 2
10
25.3 ft (7.7 m)
DC 20
19.7 (6)
80
Example: With an upper
product dielectric constant
of 2, and a lower product
dielectric constant of 20, the
maximum upper product
thickness is 25.3 ft (7.7 m).
13.1 (4)
6.6 (2)
10
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Upper product dielectric constant
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Viscosity and Coating/Build-up
Table A-4. Maximum Recommended Viscosity and Coating/Build-up
Single lead
Flexible twin lead
Coaxial
Maximum viscosity
8000 cP(1)
1500 cP
500 cP
Coating / build-up
Coating allowed
Thin coating allowed,
but no bridging
Coating not recommended
(1) Consult your local Emerson Process Management representative in the case of agitation/turbulence and high viscous products.
A.3
Physical specifications
A.3.1
Material selection
Emerson provides a variety of Rosemount product with various product options and
configurations including materials of construction that can be expected to perform well in a
wide range of applications. The Rosemount product information presented is intended as a
guide for the purchaser to make an appropriate selection for the application. It is the purchaser’s
sole responsibility to make a careful analysis of all process parameters (such as all chemical
components, temperature, pressure, flow rate, abrasives, contaminants, etc.), when specifying
product, materials, options and components for the particular application. Emerson Process
Management is not in a position to evaluate or guarantee the compatibility of the process fluid
or other process parameters with the product, options, configuration or materials of
construction selected.
A.3.2
Tank connection and probe
Tank connection
The tank connection consists of a tank seal, a flange, Tri-Clamp, or NPT or BSP/G threads.
The PTFE covered probe with plate design has a protective plate in PTFE and a backing flange in
316L / EN 1.4404. The protective flange plate prevents the backing flange from being exposed
to the tank atmosphere.
Figure A-8. PTFE Covered Probe and Protective Plate
Protective plate
See “Dimensional drawings” on page 131.
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Flange dimensions
Follows ASME B16.5, JIS B2220, and EN 1092-1 standards for blind flanges. For Proprietary
Fisher and Masoneilan flanges, see “Proprietary Flanges” on page 137.
Probe versions
Flexible Single Lead, Rigid Single Lead, Flexible Twin Lead, and Coaxial. There are in total four
weight and anchoring options for Flexible Single Lead probes.
Table A-5. Weight and Anchoring Options for Flexible Single Lead Probes
Weight and
anchoring option
Weight
lb (kg)
Dimension
in. (mm)
Application
PTFE covered probe
A small weight is recommended
for narrow tank openings less
than 1.5 inches (38 mm).
SST probe: 0.88 (0.40)
SST probe
W1 (Small weight)
PTFE covered probe: 2.20 (1)
17.1
(435)
5.5
(140)
Ø 0.9 (22)
Ø 0.88 (22.5)
5 (50)
W2 (Short weight)
0.88 (0.40)
Ø 1.5 (38)
5.5 (140)
W3 (Heavy weight)
Required weight option for PTFE
covered probes.
2.43 (1.10)
A short weight is available for the
single flexible stainless steel
probe. It is recommended for
maximized measuring ranges
with measurements close to the
probe end.
A heavy weight is the
recommended choice for most
applications.
Ø 1.5 (38)
W4 (Chuck)
-
To tie probe end to tank bottom.
Material exposed to tank atmosphere
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
Material of construction code 1: 316L stainless steel (EN 1.4404), PTFE, PFA, and O-ring
materials

Material of construction code 7: PTFE (1 mm PTFE cover)

Material of construction code 8: PTFE, 316 L SST (EN 1.4404), and O-ring materials
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Total probe length
This is defined from the Upper Reference Point to the end of the probe (weight included, if
applicable).
Figure A-9. Total Probe Length
NPT
BSP/G
Flange
Tri-Clamp
Upper Reference Point
Total Probe Length
Select the probe length according to the required measuring range (the probe must be hung
and fully extended through the entire distance where level readings are desired).
Cut-to-fit probes
All probes can be cut in field except for the PTFE covered probe. However, there are some
restrictions for the coaxial probe: Probes over 4.1 ft (1.25 m) can be cut up to 2 ft (0.6 m).
Shorter probes can be cut to the minimum length of 1.3 ft (0.4 m).
Minimum and maximum probe length

Flexible Single Lead: 3.3 ft (1 m) to 55.8 ft (17 m)

Rigid Single Lead (0.3 in./8 mm): 1.3 ft (0.4 m) to 9.8 ft (3 m)

Rigid Single Lead (0.5 in./13 mm): 1.3 ft (0.4 m) to 19.7 ft (6 m)

Flexible Twin Lead: 3.3 ft (1 m) to 55.8 ft (17 m)

Coaxial: 1.3 ft (0.4 m) to 19.7 ft (6 m)
Probe angle
0 to 90 degrees from vertical axis
Tensile strength
Reference Data

Flexible Single Lead: 2698 lb (12 kN)

Flexible Twin Lead: 2023 lb (9 kN)
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Collapse load
Flexible Single Lead: 3597 lb (16 kN)
Sideway capacity

Rigid Single Lead: 4.4 ft. lbf, 0.44 lb at 9.8 ft. (6 Nm, 0.2 kg at 3 m)

Coaxial: 73.7 ft. lbf, 3.7 lb at 19.7 ft. (100 Nm, 1.67 kg at 6 m)
Minimum pipe/bypass diameter

Flexible Single Lead: Consult your local Emerson Process Management representative.

Rigid Single Lead: 2 in. (50 mm)

Flexible Twin Lead: Consult your local Emerson Process Management representative.

Coaxial: 1.5 in. (38 mm)
Weight
Type
Weight
Flange
Depends on flange size
Flexible Single Lead probe
0.05 lb/ft. (0.07 kg/m)
Rigid Single Lead probe (0.3 in./8 mm)
0.27 lb/ft. (0.4 kg/m)
Rigid Single Lead probe (0.5 in./13 mm)
0.71 lb/ft. (1.06 kg/m)
Flexible Twin Lead probe
0.09 lb/ft. (0.14 kg/m)
Coaxial probe
0.67 lb/ft. (1 kg/m)
End weight
W1
SST probe: 0.88 lb (0.40 kg)
PTFE covered probe: 2.20 lb (1 kg)
W2
0.88 lb (0.40 kg)
W3
2.43 lb (1.10 kg)
Other mechanical considerations
To get best possible performance, the following must be considered before installing the
transmitter:
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Inlets should be kept at a distance in order to avoid product filling on the probe.

Avoid physical contact between probes and agitators, as well as applications with
strong fluid movement unless the probe is anchored.

Probe tie-down is recommended if the probe can move to within 1 ft. (30 cm) of any
object during operations.

In order to stabilize the probe for side forces, it is possible to fix or guide the probe to
the tank bottom.

Single lead probes are not suited for non-metallic tanks or open atmosphere
applications, due to high susceptibility to strong electromagnetic fields.
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Engineered solutions
When standard model codes are not sufficient to fulfill requirements, please consult the factory
to explore possible Engineered Solutions. This is typically, but not exclusively, related to the
choice of wetted materials or the design of a process connection. These Engineered Solutions
are part of the expanded offerings and may be subject to additional delivery lead time. For
ordering, factory will supply a special P-labeled numeric option code that should be added at
the end of the standard model string. See example model string below.
Example Model String:
3308A-S-X-2-D1-I5-S-1-V-2-NN-N-5A-E-030-00-WA3-WK1-M5-W3-P1234
A.3.4
Chamber/pipe installations
General chamber considerations
The recommended minimum chamber diameter is 4 in. (100 mm) for Single Flexible probe and
3 in. (75 mm) for the Single Rigid probe. The probe should be centered to prevent it touching
the sides of the well.
PTFE covered probes are not recommended for chamber/pipe installations.
Rosemount 9901 Chamber
Rosemount 9901 allows external mounting of process level instrumentation. It supports a
variety of process connections, and optional drain and vent connections. The Rosemount 9901
chamber is designed to the ASME B31.3 standard, and is Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)
compliant. Use option code XC to order together with the 3308 Series Transmitter.
Figure A-10. Side-and-Side and Side-and-Bottom Chambers
Reference Data
Centre-to-centre
Side-and-bottom
dimension
Centre-to-centre
Side-and-side
dimension
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The probe length to use for a Rosemount 9901 chamber can be calculated with this formula:
Side-and-side dimension:
Probe length=Centre-to-centre dimension + 19 in. (48 cm)
Side-and-bottom dimension:
Probe length=Centre-to-centre dimension + 4 in. (10 cm)
Use a centering disc the same diameter as the chamber if the probe length >3.3 ft. (1 m). See
“Centering discs” on page 118 for which disc to use.
For additional information, see the Rosemount 9901 Chamber for Process Level Instrumentation
Product Data Sheet (document number 00813-0100-4601).
Existing chamber
A Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter is the perfect replacement in an existing displacer
chamber. Proprietary flanges are offered, enabling use of existing chambers to make installation
easy.
Figure A-11. Existing Displacer Chamber
Replace chamber flange
Probe Length
Displacer Length
Considerations when changing to 3308 Series:

The 3308 Series flange choice and probe length must be correctly matched to the
chamber. Both standard ANSI and EN (DIN), as well as proprietary chamber flanges, are
available. See “Proprietary Flanges” on page 137 to identify the proprietary flanges.

See “Centering discs” on page 118 for which disc to use.

See Table A-6 on page 117 for guidelines on the required probe length.
For additional information, see the Replacing Displacers with Guided Wave Radar Technical Note
(document number 00840-2200-4811).
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Table A-6. Required Probe Length in Chambers
Chamber manufacturer
Probe length(1)
Major torque-tube manufacture
(249B, 249C, 249K, 249N, 259B)
Displacer + 9 in. (229 mm)
Masoneilan (Torque tube operated),
proprietary flange
Displacer + 8 in. (203 mm)
Other - torque tube(2)
Displacer + 8 in. (203 mm)
(3)
Magnetrol (spring operated)
Displacer + between 7.8 in. (195 mm) to 15 in. (383 mm)
Others - spring operated(2)
Displacer + 19.7 in. (500 mm)
(1) If flushing ring is used, add the ring height to the probe length.
(2) For other manufacturers, there are small variations. This is an approximate value, actual length should be verified.
(3) Lengths vary depending on model, SG and rating, and should be verified.
Probe type in chamber considerations
When installing a Rosemount 3308 in a chamber, the single lead probe is recommended. The
probe length determines if a Single Rigid or Single Flexible probe should be used:
Reference Data

Less than 19.7 ft. (6.0 m):
Rigid Single Probe is recommended. Use a centering disc for probe > 3.3 ft. (1 m). When
mounting space is limited, use a Flexible Single Probe with a heavy weight (option W3)
and centering disc.

More than 19.7 ft. (6.0 m):
Use Flexible Single Probe with a heavy weight (option W3) and centering disc.
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Centering discs
To prevent the probe from contacting the chamber or pipe wall, centering discs are available for
rigid single, flexible single, and flexible twin lead probes. The disc is attached to the end of the
probe. Discs are made of stainless steel or PTFE. See Table A-7 on page 118 for Dimension D.
Table A-8 on page 118 shows which centering disc diameter to choose for a particular pipe.
Figure A-12. Dimension D for Centering Discs
D
Table A-7. Centering Discs Dimensions
Disc size
Actual disc diameter
(Dimension D)
2 in.
1.8 in. (45 mm)
3 in.
2.7 in. (68 mm)
4 in.
3.6 in. (92 mm)
6 in.
5.55 in. (141 mm)
8 in.
7.40 in. (188 mm)
Table A-8. Centering Disc Size Recommendation for Different Pipe Schedules
Pipe size
Pipe schedule
5s, 5 & 10s,10
40s, 40 & 80s, 80
120
160
2 in.
2 in.
2 in.
N/A(1)
N/A(2)
3 in.
3 in.
3 in.
N/A(1)
2 in.
4 in.
4 in.
4 in.
4 in.
3 in.
5 in.
4 in.
4 in.
4 in.
4 in.
6 in.
6 in.
6 in.
4 in.
4 in.
7 in.
N/A(1)
6 in.
N/A(1)
N/A(1)
8 in.
8 in.
8 in.
6 in.
6 in.
(1) Schedule is not available for pipe size.
(2) No centering disc is available.
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Ordering information
Specification and selection of product materials, options, or components must be made by the
purchaser of the equipment. See page 111 for more information on Material Selection.
Table A-9. 3308 Series Level and/or Interface Measurements in Liquids Ordering Information
The starred options (★) represent the most common options and should be selected for best delivery. The non-starred offerings
are subject to additional delivery lead time.
Model
Product description
3308A
Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter
★
Standard
★
Profile
S
Signal output (see page 101 for details)
X
★
Wireless
Measurement type (see page 106)
★
2
Level and Interface Transmitter
1
Level or Interface Transmitter (Interface available for fully submerged probe)
Housing
D1
Wireless Dual Compartment Housing, Aluminum (with plugged ½-14 NPT conduits)
★
E1
Wireless Dual Compartment Housing, Stainless steel (with plugged ½-14 NPT conduits)
★
Product certifications (see Appendix B: Product Certifications)
I1
ATEX Intrinsic Safety
★
I5
FM Intrinsically Safe
★
I6
Canadian Intrinsically Safe
★
I7
IECEx Intrinsic Safety
★
EM
Technical Regulations Customs Union (EAC) Flameproof (consult factory for details)
IM
Technical Regulations Customs Union (EAC) Intrinsic Safety (consult factory for details)
KD
ATEX and Canadian Intrinsic Safety
KE
FM and Canadian Intrinsically Safe
KF
ATEX and FM Intrinsic Safety
NA
No Hazardous Locations Certifications
Operating temperature and pressure (see page 104)
S
★
- 15 psig (-1bar) to 580 psig (40 bar) @ 302 °F (150 °C)
Material of construction; process connection / probe
Probe type
1
316L SST (EN 1.4404)
All
7
PTFE covered probe and flange. With plate design.
4A and 5A
8
PTFE covered probe
4A and 5A
Reference Data
★
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The starred options (★) represent the most common options and should be selected for best delivery. The non-starred offerings
are subject to additional delivery lead time.
Sealing o-ring material (see Table A-1 on page 104)
V
Viton Fluoroelastomer
★
E
Ethylene Propylene (EPDM)
★
K
Kalrez 6375 Perfluoroelastomer
★
B
Nitrile Butadiene (NBR)
★
Process connection size (see Table A-10 on page 123 for availability)
Process connection type
5
1½ in.
Thread / Tri-Clamp
★
2
2 in. / DN50 / 50A
NPT Thread / Flange / Tri-Clamp
★
3
3 in. / DN80 / 80A
Flange / Tri-Clamp
★
4
4 in. / DN100 / 100A
Flange / Tri-Clamp
★
P
Proprietary Flanges
Proprietary Flange
★
1
1 in.
Thread
6
6 in. / DN150 / 150A
Flange
8
8 in. / DN200 / 200A
Flange
Process connection rating (see Table A-10 on page 123 for availability)
NN
For use with non-flange process connection type
★
ASME rating
AA
ASME B16.5 Class 150 Flange
★
AB
ASME B16.5 Class 300 Flange
★
DA
EN1092-1 PN16 Flange
★
DB
EN1092-1 PN40 Flange
★
JA
JIS B2220 10K Flange
★
JB
JIS B2220 20K Flange
★
EN rating
JIS rating
Proprietary
PF
Proprietary Flange
★
Process connection type (threads / flange faces / proprietary flanges / Tri-Clamp)
(see Table A-10 on page 123 for availability)
Threads
N
NPT thread
★
G
BSP (G) thread
★
Flange faces
F
Flat Face (FF) Flange, available for EN flanges
★
R
Raised Face (RF) Flange, available for ASME and JIS flanges
★
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The starred options (★) represent the most common options and should be selected for best delivery. The non-starred offerings
are subject to additional delivery lead time.
Proprietary flanges (see page 137 for dimensions)
M
Masoneilan-Proprietary, 316 SST Torque Tube Flange, 316L
★
P
Fisher-Proprietary, 316 SST, (for 249B and 259B cages) Torque Tube Flange, 316L
★
Q
Fisher-Proprietary, 316 SST, (for 249C cages) Torque Tube Flange, 316L
★
Tri-Clamp
C
Tri-Clamp
Probe Type
Process connection type
Probe lengths
3B
Coaxial, perforated. For level and
interface measurement.
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)
Max.: 19 ft. 8 in. (6 m)
★
4A
Rigid Single Lead (d=0.3”/8mm)
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread / Tri-Clamp
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)(1)
Max.: 9 ft. 10 in. (3 m)
★
4B
Rigid Single Lead (d=0.5”/13mm)
Flange / 1½-in, 2-in. Thread /
Tri-Clamp
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)
Max.: 19 ft. 8 in. (6 m)
★
5A
Flexible Single Lead (d=0.16”/4mm).
Refer to “Options” on page 122 to
specify weight or chuck.
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread / Tri-Clamp
Min.: 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m)(1)
Max.: 55 ft. 9 in. (17 m)
★
2A
Flexible Twin Lead with weight
Flange / 1½-in, 2-in. Thread
Min.: 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m)
Max.: 55 ft. 9 in. (17 m)
3A
Coaxial (for level measurement)(2)
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)
Max.: 19 ft. 8 in. (6 m)
Probe length units (see page 113 for total probe length)
E
English (feet, inches)
★
M
Metric (meters, centimeters)
★
Probe length (feet / meters)
XXX
0-55 feet or 0-17 meters
★
Probe length (inches / centimeters)
XX
0-11 inches or 0-99 Centimeters
★
Update rate, operating frequency and protocol
WA3
User Configurable Update Rate, 2.4 GHz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum), IEC 62591
(WirelessHART)
★
Omnidirectional wireless antenna and SmartPower solutions (see page 102 for functional
specification)
WK1
(3)
WN1
External Antenna, Adapter for Black Power Module (I.S. Power Module Sold Separately)
★
High Gain, Remote Antenna (see page 136 for dimensions), Adapter for Black Power Module (I.S. Power
Module Sold Separately)
★
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The starred options (★) represent the most common options and should be selected for best delivery. The non-starred offerings
are subject to additional delivery lead time.
Options
Display
M5
★
Device Display (see page 102)
Factory configuration
C1
Factory Configuration (Configuration Data Sheet required with order, available at www.rosemount.com)
★
Certifications
P1
Hydrostatic Testing
★
Q4
Calibration Data Certificate
★
Q8
Material Traceability Certification per EN 10204 3.1
★
Q66
Welding Procedure Qualification Record Documentation
Installation options
LS
Long Stud for Flexible Single Lead Probes, 25 cm (10 in.) (for use in tall nozzles)
BR
Mounting Bracket for 1½-in. NPT Process Connection (see page 135)
★
Weight and anchoring options for flexible single probes (see page 112 for dimensions)
W1
Small Weight (for narrow tank openings less than 2 in. (50 mm)) (Required for PTFE covered probes)
★
W3
Heavy Weight (for most applications)
★
W4
Chuck (to tie probe end to tank bottom)
★
W2
Short Weight (when measuring close to the probe end)
Weight assembly options for flexible single probes
WU
Weight or chuck not mounted on the probe
★
PlantWeb diagnostic Functionality
DA1
HART® Diagnostics (see page 103)
★
Centering disc (see page 118 for dimensions and size recommendation)(4)
S2
2-in. Centering disc(5)
★
S3
(5)
★
(5)
3-in. Centering disc
S4
4-in. Centering disc
★
P2
2-in. Centering disc PTFE
★
P3
3-in. Centering disc PTFE
★
P4
4-in. Centering disc PTFE
★
(5)
S6
6-in. Centering disc
S8
8-in. Centering disc(5)
P6
6-in. Centering disc PTFE
P8
8-in. Centering disc PTFE
Assemble / consolidate to chamber (see page 115)
XC
122
Consolidate to Chamber
★
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The starred options (★) represent the most common options and should be selected for best delivery. The non-starred offerings
are subject to additional delivery lead time.
Engineered solutions (see page 115)
Pxxx
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Engineered Solutions beyond standard model codes. (Consult factory for details)
Minimum probe length is 4 ft 11 in. (1.5 m) for PTFE covered probes (Material of Construction codes 7 and 8).
Requires model 3308Axx1.
Not CE approved.
Available for probe types 2A, 4A, 4B, and 5A. Not available with PTFE covered probes (Material of Construction codes 7 and 8).
Centering disc in same material as probe material of construction.
Table A-10. Availability of Process Connections (Type vs. Size and Rating)
Size
Rating
NN
AA
AB
DA
DB
JA
JB
PF
5
N, G,C
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
N, C
R
R
F
F
R
R
-
3
C
R
R
F
F
R
R
-
4
C
R
R
F
F
R
R
-
P
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
M, P, Q
1
N, G
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
R
R
F
F
R
R
-
8
-
R
R
F
F
R
R
-
- Not available
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Spare parts and accessories
Table A-11. 3308 Series Spare Parts List - Transmitter Head
Model
Product description
3308A
Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter
Profile
S
Standard
Signal output (see page 101 for details)
X
Wireless
Measurement type (see page 106)
2
Level and Interface Transmitter
1
Level or Interface Transmitter (Interface available for fully submerged probe)
Housing
D1
Wireless Dual Compartment Housing, Aluminum (with plugged ½-14 NPT conduits)
E1
Wireless Dual Compartment Housing, Stainless steel (with plugged ½-14 NPT conduits)
Product certifications (see Appendix B: Product Certifications)
I1
ATEX Intrinsic Safety
I5
FM Intrinsically Safe
I6
Canadian Intrinsically Safe
I7
IECEx Intrinsic Safety
EM
Technical Regulations Customs Union (EAC) Flameproof (consult factory for details)
IM
Technical Regulations Customs Union (EAC) Intrinsic Safety (consult factory for details)
KD
ATEX and Canadian Intrinsic Safety
KE
FM and Canadian Intrinsically Safe
KF
ATEX and FM Intrinsic Safety
NA
No Hazardous Locations Certifications
Operating temperature and pressure
N
Not Applicable
Material of construction; process connection / probe
0
Not Applicable
Sealing o-ring material
N
Not Applicable
Process connection size
N
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Table A-11. 3308 Series Spare Parts List - Transmitter Head
Process connection rating
NN
Not Applicable
Process connection type (threads / flange faces / proprietary flanges / Tri-Clamp)
0
Not Applicable
Probe Type
0N
Not Applicable
Probe length units
N
Not Applicable
Probe length (feet / meters)
000
Not Applicable
Probe length (inches / centimeters)
00
Not Applicable
Update rate, operating frequency and protocol
WA3
User Configurable Update Rate, 2.4 GHz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum), IEC 62591 (WirelessHART)
Omnidirectional wireless antenna and SmartPower solutions (see page 102 for functional specification)
WK1
External Antenna, Adapter for Black Power Module (I.S. Power Module Sold Separately)
(1)
WN1
High Gain, Remote Antenna (see page 136 for dimensions), Adapter for Black Power Module (I.S. Power Module
Sold Separately)
Options
Display
M5
Device Display (see page 102)
Factory configuration
C1
Factory Configuration (Configuration Data Sheet required with order, available at www.rosemount.com)
Certifications
Q4
Calibration Data Certificate
PlantWeb diagnostic Functionality
DA1
HART Diagnostics (see page 103)
Engineered solutions (see page 115)
Pxxx
Engineered Solutions beyond standard model codes. (Consult factory for details)
(1) Not CE approved.
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Table A-12. 3308 Series Spare Parts List - Probe
Model
Product description
3308A
Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter
Profile
S
Standard
Signal output
N
Not Applicable
Measurement type
9
Spare Process Seal and Probe
Housing
N0
Not Applicable
Product certifications
NA
Not Applicable
Operating temperature and pressure (see page 104)
S
- 15 psig (-1bar) to 580 psig (40 bar) @ 302 °F (150 °C)
Material of construction; process connection / probe
Probe type
1
316L SST (EN 1.4404)
All
7
PTFE covered probe and flange. With plate design.
4A and 5A
8
PTFE covered probe
4A and 5A
Sealing o-ring material (see Table A-1 on page 104)
V
Viton Fluoroelastomer
E
Ethylene Propylene (EPDM)
K
Kalrez 6375 Perfluoroelastomer
B
Nitrile Butadiene (NBR)
Process connection size (see Table A-10 on page 123 for availability)
Process connection type
5
1½ in.
Thread / Tri-Clamp
2
2 in. / DN50 / 50A
NPT Thread / Flange / Tri-Clamp
3
3 in. / DN80 / 80A
Flange / Tri-Clamp
4
4in. / DN100 / 100A
Flange / Tri-Clamp
P
Proprietary Flanges
Proprietary Flange
1
1 in.
Thread
6
6 in. / DN150 / 150A
Flange
8
8 in. / DN200 / 200A
Flange
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Table A-12. 3308 Series Spare Parts List - Probe
Process connection rating (see Table A-10 on page 123 for availability)
NN
For use with non-flange process connection type
ASME rating
AA
ASME B16.5 Class 150 Flange
AB
ASME B16.5 Class 300 Flange
EN rating
DA
EN1092-1 PN16 Flange
DB
EN1092-1 PN40 Flange
JIS rating
JA
JIS B2220 10K Flange
JB
JIS B2220 20K Flange
Proprietary
PF
Proprietary Flange
Process connection type (threads / flange faces / proprietary flanges / Tri-Clamp)
(see Table A-10 on page 123 for availability)
Threads
N
NPT thread
G
BSP (G) thread
Flange faces
F
Flat Face (FF) Flange, available for EN flanges
R
Raised Face (RF) Flange, available for ASME and JIS flanges
Proprietary flanges (see page 137 for dimensions)
M
Masoneilan-Proprietary, 316 SST Torque Tube Flange, 316L
P
Fisher-Proprietary, 316 SST, (for 249B and 259B cages) Torque Tube Flange, 316L
Q
Fisher-Proprietary, 316 SST, (for 249C cages) Torque Tube Flange, 316L
Tri-Clamp
C
Tri-Clamp
Probe Type
Process connection type
Probe lengths
3B
Coaxial, perforated. For level and
interface measurement.
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)
Max.: 19 ft. 8 in. (6 m)
4A
Rigid Single Lead (d=0.3”/8mm)
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread / Tri-Clamp
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)(1)
Max.: 9 ft. 10 in. (3 m)
4B
Rigid Single Lead (d=0.5”/13mm)
Flange / 1½-in., 2-in. Thread /
Tri-Clamp
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)
Max.: 19 ft. 8 in. (6 m)
5A
Flexible Single Lead (d=0.16”/4mm).
Refer to “Options” on page 128 to
specify weight or chuck.
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread / Tri-Clamp
Min.: 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m)(1)
Max.: 55 ft. 9 in. (17 m)
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2A
Flexible Twin Lead with weight
Flange / 1½-in., 2-in. Thread
Min.: 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m)
Max.: 55 ft. 9 in. (17 m)
3A
Coaxial (for level measurement)(2)
Flange / 1-in., 1½-in., 2-in.
Thread
Min.: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.4 m)
Max.: 19 ft. 8 in. (6 m)
Probe length units (see page 113 for total probe length)
E
English (feet, inches)
M
Metric (meters, centimeters)
Probe length (feet / meters)
XXX
0-55 feet or 0-17 meters
Probe length (inches / centimeters)
XX
0-11 inches or 0-99 Centimeters
Options
Certifications
P1
Hydrostatic Testing
Q8
Material Traceability Certification per EN 10204 3.1
Q66
Welding Procedure Qualification Record Documentation
Installation options
LS
Long Stud for Flexible Single Lead Probes, 25 cm (10 in.) (for use in tall nozzles)
BR
Mounting Bracket for 1½-in. NPT Process Connection (see page 135)
Weight and anchoring options for flexible single probes (see page 112 for dimensions)
W1
Small Weight (for narrow tank openings less than 2 in. (50 mm)) (Required for PTFE covered probes)
W3
Heavy Weight (for most applications)
W4
Chuck (to tie probe end to tank bottom)
W2
Short Weight (when measuring close to the probe end)
Weight assembly options for flexible single probes
WU
Weight or chuck not mounted on the probe
Centering disc (see page 118 for dimensions and size recommendation)(3)
S2
2-in. Centering disc(4)
S3
3-in. Centering disc(4)
S4
4-in. Centering disc(4)
P2
2-in. Centering disc PTFE
P3
3-in. Centering disc PTFE
P4
4-in. Centering disc PTFE
S6
6-in. Centering disc(4)
S8
8-in. Centering disc(4)
P6
6-in. Centering disc PTFE
P8
8-in. Centering disc PTFE
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Table A-12. 3308 Series Spare Parts List - Probe
Assemble / consolidate to chamber (see page 115)
XC
Consolidate to Chamber
Engineered solutions (see page 115)
Pxxx
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Engineered Solutions beyond standard model codes. (Consult factory for details)
Minimum probe length is 4 ft 11 in. (1.5 m) for PTFE covered probes (Material of Construction codes 7 and 8).
Requires model 3308Axx1.
Available for probe types 2A, 4A, 4B, and 5A. Not available with PTFE covered probes (Material of Construction codes 7 and 8).
Centering disc in same material as probe material of construction.
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Table A-13. Accessories Ordering Information
The starred options (★) represent the most common options and should be selected for best delivery. The non-starred offerings
are subject to additional delivery lead time.
Process connection - size/type (consult the factory for other process connections)
Centering discs(1)(2)
(see page 118 for dimensions and size recommendation)
Outer diameter
03300-1655-1001
Kit, 2-in. Centering disc, SST, Single Flex Lead
1.8 in. (45 mm)
★
03300-1655-1002
Kit, 3-in. Centering disc, SST, Single Flex Lead
2.7 in. (68 mm)
★
03300-1655-1003
Kit, 4-in. Centering disc, SST, Single Flex Lead
3.6 in. (92 mm)
★
03300-1655-1006
Kit, 2-in. Centering disc, PTFE, Single Flex Lead
1.8 in. (45 mm)
★
03300-1655-1007
Kit, 3-in. Centering disc, PTFE, Single Flex Lead
2.7 in. (68 mm)
★
03300-1655-1008
Kit, 4-in. Centering disc, PTFE, Single Flex Lead
3.6 in. (92 mm)
★
03300-1655-1004
Kit, 6-in. Centering disc, SST, Single Flex Lead
5.55 in. (141 mm)
03300-1655-1005
Kit, 8-in. Centering disc, SST, Single Flex Lead
7.40 in. (188 mm)
03300-1655-1009
Kit, 6-in. Centering disc, PTFE, Single Flex Lead
5.55 in. (141 mm)
03300-1655-1010
Kit, 8-in. Centering disc, PTFE, Single Flex Lead
7.40 in. (188 mm)
Vented flanges(3)
03300-1812-0092
Fisher 249B/259B(4)
03300-1812-0093
Fisher 249C
03300-1812-0091
Masoneilan
Flushing connection rings
DP0002-2111-S6
2 in. ANSI, ¼ in. NPT connection
DP0002-3111-S6
3 in. ANSI, ¼ in. NPT connection
DP0002-4111-S6
4 in. ANSI, ¼ in. NPT connection
DP0002-5111-S6
DN50 ¼ in. NPT. connection
DP0002-8111-S6
DN80 ¼ in. NPT. connection
Other
03300-7004-0001
MACTek® Viator® HART Modem and cables (RS232 connection)
★
03300-7004-0002
MACTek Viator HART Modem and cables (USB connection)
★
(1) If a centering disc is required for a flanged probe, the centering disc can be ordered with options Sx or Px on page 122 in the model code. If a centering disc is required
for a threaded connection or as a spare part, it should be ordered using the item numbers listed below.
(2) To order a centering disc in a different material, consult the factory.
(3) 1½ in. NPT threaded connection is required.
(4) For pressure and temperature rating, see “Fisher® & Masoneilan® flange rating” on page 105.
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Dimensional drawings
Figure A-13. Flexible Single Lead Probe
2.8 (71.3)
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).
3.9 (100.2)
External antenna
(option WK)
NPT 1 in., s52
NPT 1½ in., s52
NPT 2 in., s60
12 (297.2)
Thread sealing
2.4 (62)
H (Nozzle height)
H < 4 (100) + D
Ø D (Nozzle diameter)
1.9 (47)
3.4 (86)
Recommended: D > 4 (100)
Minimum: D=1.5 (38)(1)
Ø 0.16 (4): SST probe
Ø 0.28 (7): PTFE covered probe
L
56 ft
(17 m)
Min. 8 (200)
Min. 4 (100) if smooth metallic wall.
Min. 16 (400) if disturbing objects or
rugged metallic wall.
Weight for PTFE
covered probe
Heavy weight
(option W3)
Chuck
(option W4)
Short weight
(option W2)
5.5
(140)
5.5
(140)
Small weight
(option W1)
2 (50)
Ø 0.9 (22)
Chamber/pipe
Ø 1.5 (38)
17.1
(435)
1 (26)
Ø 1.5 (38)
Ø 0.88 (22.5)
Ø 1 (24.5)
Tri-Clamp
connection
7.8 (198)
The probe must be
in the center of the
probe/chamber
Min. Ø 2 (50)
PTFE covered probe
and protective plate
4.3 (110)
Protective
plate
12 (297.2)
BSP-G 1 in., s52
BSP-G 1½ in., s60
2.4 (62)
0.6 (15)
4 (100): Standard length
10 (250): Long stud (option LS)
Reference Data
(1)
The Trim Near Zone (TNZ) function may be
necessary or an Upper Null Zone (UNZ)
setup may be required to mask the nozzle.
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Figure A-14. Rigid Single Lead Probe
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).
2.8 (71.3)
3.9 (100.2)
External antenna
(option WK)
12 (297.2)
NPT 1 in., s52
NPT 1½ in., s52
NPT 2 in., s60
Thread sealing
2.4 (62)
Nozzle height (H)
H < 4 (100) + D
Ø D (Nozzle diameter)
1.9 (47)
3.4 (86)
Recommended: D > 4 (100)
Minimum: D=1.5 (38) for probe type 4A(1)
D=2 (50) for probe type 4B(1)
L 10 ft (3 m)
for Ø 0.31 (8)
Min. 8 (200)
L 20 ft (6 m)
for Ø 0.51 (13)
Min. 4 (100) if smooth metallic wall.
Min. 16 (400) if disturbing objects or
rugged metallic wall.
Ø 0.31 (8) or Ø 0.51 (13): SST probe
Ø 0.47 (12): PTFE covered probe
Chamber/pipe
The probe must be
in the center of the
probe/chamber
Min. 0.2 (5)
Min. Ø 2 (50)
7.8 (198)
4.3 (110)
Tri-Clamp
connection
12 (297.2)
PTFE covered probe
and protective plate
Protective
plate
BSP-G 1 in., s52
BSP-G 1½ in., s60
2.4 (62)
(1)
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The Trim Near Zone (TNZ) function may be
necessary or an Upper Null Zone (UNZ)
setup may be required to mask the nozzle.
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Figure A-15. Coaxial Probe
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).
2.8 (71.3)
3.9 (100.2)
External antenna
(option WK)
NPT 1 in., s52
NPT 1½ in., s52
NPT 2 in., s60
12 (297.2)
Thread sealing
1.9 (47)
Nozzle diameter
Min. Ø 1.2 (30)
2.4 (62)
3.4 (86)
Min. 8 (200)
L 20 ft.
(6 m)
Metallic contact with
nozzle or tank allowed
Min. 0
to tank wall
Chamber/pipe
Ø 1.1 (28)
Min. 0.2 (5)
Min. Ø 1.3 (32)
7.8 (198)
4.3 (110)
BSP-G 1 in., s52
BSP-G 1½ in., s60
2.4 (62)
1.1 (27)
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Figure A-16. Flexible Twin Lead Probe
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).
2.8 (71.3)
3.9 (100.2)
External antenna
(option WK)
12 (299.5)
NPT 1½ in., s52
NPT 2 in., s60
Thread sealing
1.1 (27)
Nozzle height (H)
H < 4 (100) + D
1.8 (45)
3.5 (88)
Ø D (Nozzle diameter)
Recommended: D > 4 (100)
Minimum: D=2 (50)(1)
Chamber/pipe
L 56 ft.
(17 m)
Min. 8 (200)
Ø 0.16 (4)
Ø 0.16 (4)
Min. 4 (100) if smooth metallic wall.
Min. 16 (400) if disturbing objects or
rugged metallic wall.
3.5 (90)
Ø 1.4 (35)
Min. 0.2 (5)
7.8 (198)
Min. Ø 3 (75)
4.3 (110)
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1.1 (27)
1.8 (45)
BSP-G 1½ in., s60
(1)
The Trim Near Zone (TNZ) function may be
necessary or an Upper Null Zone (UNZ)
setup may be required to mask the nozzle.
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Figure A-17. Mounting Bracket (Option Code BR)
IVE ATMOS
OS
P
PL
RE
HE
IN E
X
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).
AL
EP
IV E
KE
T
IG
HT
W H E N CI R C
UI
T
Pipe diameter
max 2.5 (64)
5.2 (133)
Pipe mounting
(vertical pipe)
Pipe mounting
(horizontal pipe)
2.2 (57)
0.3 (7)
2.8 (70)
0.8 (20)
Wall mounting
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wall mounting
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Figure A-18. High Gain, Remote Antenna (Option Code WN1)
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).
Mounting bracket
0.53 (13.5)
2.75 (69.9)
0.50 (12.7)
Antenna
20.2 (513)
2.75 (69.9)
4.22 (107.2)
0.13 (3.3)
Ø 0.41 (10.4)
3.80 (96.5)
Mounting bracket
1.05 (26.7)
Ø 0.66 (16.7)
2.50 (63.5)
25 ft (7.6 m)
cable
U-bolt
IVE ATMOS
OS
P
PL
RE
HE
IN E
X
RF lightning
arrestor
AL
EP
IV E
KE
T
IG
HT
W H E N CI R C
UI
T
Ø 0.31 (7.9)
2.43 (61.7)
Minimum drip loop
Ø12 (300)
2.40 (61.0)
5/16-18 UNC-2A
thread, 2PLS
4.04 (102.7)
Antenna
Mounting bracket
U-bolt
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Figure A-19. Proprietary Flanges
Raised Face
Recessed Face
Dimensions are in inches (millimeters).
B1
B1
D: Outside diameter
#
B1: Flange thickness with gasket surface
B2: Flange thickness without gasket surface
G
K
D
G
K
F=B1-B2: Gasket surface thickness
D
G: Gasket surface diameter
# Bolts: Number of bolts
K: Bolt hole circle diameter
B2
B2
Note
Dimensions may be used to aid in the identification of installed flanges. It is not intended for
manufacturing use.
Table A-14. Dimensions of Proprietary Flanges
Special flanges(1)
D
B1
B2
F
G
# Bolts
K
Fisher 249B/259B(2)
9.00
(228.6)
1.50
(38.2)
1.25
(31.8)
0.25
(6.4)
5.23
(132.8)
8
7.25
(184.2)
Fisher 249C(3)
5.69
(144.5)
0.94
(23.8)
1.13
(28.6)
-0.19
(-4.8)
3.37
(85.7)
8
4.75
(120.65)
Masoneilan(2)
7.51
(191.0)
1.54
(39.0)
1.30
(33.0)
0.24
(6.0)
4.02
(102.0)
8
5.87
(149.0)
(1) These flanges are also available in a vented version.
(2) Flange with raised face.
(3) Flange with recessed face.
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Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 139
Product certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 141
Approval drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 148
B.1
Safety messages
Procedures and instructions in this section may require special precautions to ensure the safety
of the personnel performing the operations. Information that raises potential safety issues is
indicated by a warning symbol ( ). Please refer to the following safety messages before
performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
Failure to follow safe installation and servicing guidelines could result in death or
serious injury.
Make sure the transmitter is installed by qualified personnel and in accordance with
applicable code of practice.
Use the equipment only as specified in this manual. Failure to do so may impair the
protection provided by the equipment.
Explosions could result in death or serious injury.
Verify that the operating environment of the gauge is consistent with the appropriate
hazardous locations certifications.
Installation of device in an explosive environment must be in accordance with appropriate
local, national and international standards, codes, and practices.
Ensure device is installed in accordance with intrinsically safe or non-incendive field
practices.
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Electrical shock can result in death or serious injury.
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Single lead probes are sensitive for strong electromagnetic fields and therefore not suitable
for non-metallic tanks.
Care must be taken during transportation of power module to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
from all persons.
Probes covered with plastic and/or with plastic discs may generate an ignition-capable level
of electrostatic charge under certain extreme conditions. Therefore, when the probe is
used in a potentially explosive atmosphere, appropriate measures must be taken to prevent
electrostatic discharge.
Process leaks could result in death or serious injury.
Handle the transmitter carefully.
If the process seal is damaged, gas could escape from the tank when removing the
transmitter head from the probe.
Only qualified personnel should install the equipment.
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Product certifications
B.2.1
European Union Directive Information
December 2014
The EC Declaration of Conformity for all applicable European directives for this product can be
found in the 3308A Product Certifications document (document number 00825-0200-4308).
The most current revision is available at www.rosemount.com. A hard copy may be obtained by
contacting your local sales representative.
B.2.2
Approved manufacturing locations
Rosemount Inc. - Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA
Rosemount Tank Radar AB - Gothenburg, Sweden
Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited- Singapore
B.2.3
ATEX Directives (94/9/EC)
Emerson Process Management complies with the ATEX Directive.
B.2.4
Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) (2004/108/EC)
Meets EN 61326-1:2006 and EN 61326-2-3:2006 if installed in metallic vessels or still pipes.
B.2.5
Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
Directive (R&TTE) (1999/5/EC)
Emerson Process Management complies with the R & TTE Directive.
B.2.6
Telecommunication Compliance
All wireless devices require certification to ensure that they adhere to regulations regarding the
use of the RF spectrum. Nearly every country requires this type of product certification.
Emerson is working with governmental agencies around the world to supply fully compliant
products and remove the risk of violating country directives or laws governing wireless device
usage.
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FCC and IC
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference and this device must accept any
interference, including any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. This
device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 20 cm from all
persons.
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference, including any interference that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by Rosemount Inc.
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Cet appareil est conforme à la norme RSS Industrie Canada exempt de licence. Son
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) cet appareil ne doit pas
provoquer d’interférences et (2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris les
interferences pouvant causer un mauvais fonctionnement du dispositif.
Les changements ou les modifications apportés à l'équipement qui n'est pas expressément
approuvé par Rosemount Inc pourraient annuler l'autorité de l'utilisateur à utiliser cet
équipement.
B.2.8
Ordinary Location Certification for FM Approvals
As standard, the transmitter has been examined and tested to determine that the design meets
basic electrical, mechanical, and fire protection requirements by FM Approvals, a nationally
recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) as accredited by the Federal Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA).
B.2.9
Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)
Complies with 97/23/EC article 3.3.
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Hazardous Locations Certificates
North American Certifications
US Approvals
I5
Intrinsically Safe
Certificate No: 3046655
Applicable Standards: FM Class 3600 – 2011, FM Class 3610 – 2010,
FM Class 3810 – 2005, NEMA 250 – 2003, ANSI/ISA 60079-0:2009,
ANSI/ISA 60079-11:2011, ANSI/ISA 60079-26:2011, ANSI/ISA 60529:2004.
Markings: IS CL I, DIV 1, GP A, B, C, D:
IS CL I Zone 0, AEx ia IIC;
T4 Ta = -55 to +70 °C
WHEN INSTALLED PER ROSEMOUNT DRAWING 03308-1010
(See Figure B-1 on page 149)
Special Conditions of Certification:
Product Certifications
1.
The Model 3308 transmitter housing contains aluminum, protect the enclosure to
avoid a potential risk of ignition due to impact or friction.
2.
The surface resistivity of the polymeric antenna is greater than 1G. To avoid
electrostatic charge buildup, it must not be rubbed or cleaned with solvents or a dry
cloth.
3.
For use with the Emerson Process Management 701PBKKF SmartPower Option only.
4.
Only the Emerson Process Management 375 or 475 Field Communicator is approved
for use with this transmitter.
5.
The maximum permitted operating temperature of the Rosemount 3308A transmitter
is 70 °C. To avoid the effects of process temperature and other thermal effects care shall
be taken to ensure that the “Electronics Temperature” does not exceed 70 °C.
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Canadian Approval
I6
Intrinsically Safe
Certificate No: 3046655
Applicable Standards: CSA Std. C22.2 No. 1010.1:04, CSA Std. 22.2 No 94-M91,
CSA Std. C22.2 No. 157 – 92, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60079-0:11,
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60079-11:11
Markings: INTRINSICALLY SAFE Ex ia
CLASS I, GP A, B, C, D;
CLASS I, Zone 0, Ex ia IIC Ga;
TEMP CODE T4 (-55 °C Ta +70 °C)
WHEN INSTALLED PER ROSEMOUNT DRAWING 03308-1010.
(See Figure B-1 on page 149)
Special Conditions of Certification:
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1.
The Model 3308 transmitter housing contains aluminum, protect the enclosure to
avoid a potential risk of ignition due to impact or friction.
2.
The surface resistivity of the polymeric antenna is greater than 1G. To avoid
electrostatic charge buildup, it must not be rubbed or cleaned with solvents or a dry
cloth.
3.
For use with the Emerson Process Management 701PBKKF SmartPower Option only.
4.
Only the Emerson Process Management 375 or 475 Field Communicator is approved
for use with this transmitter.
5.
The maximum permitted operating temperature of the Rosemount 3308A transmitter
is 70 °C. To avoid the effects of process temperature and other thermal effects care shall
be taken to ensure that the “Electronics Temperature” does not exceed 70 °C.
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European Certifications
I1
ATEX Intrinsic Safety
Certificate No: FM 12ATEX0072X
Applicable Standards: EN 60079-0:2012, EN 60079-11: 2012, EN 60079-26:2007
Markings: Category II 1 G, Ex ia IIC T4 Ga (-55 °C Ta +70 °C);
1180
Special Conditions of Certification:
Product Certifications
1.
The Model 3308 transmitter housing contains aluminum, protect the enclosure to
avoid a potential risk of ignition due to impact or friction.
2.
The surface resistivity of the polymeric antenna is greater than 1G. To avoid
electrostatic charge buildup, it must not be rubbed or cleaned with solvents or a dry
cloth.
3.
For use with the Emerson Process Management 701PBKKF SmartPower Option only.
4.
Only the Emerson Process Management 375 or 475 Field Communicator is approved
for use with this transmitter.
5.
The maximum permitted operating temperature of the Rosemount 3308A transmitter
is 70 °C. To avoid the effects of process temperature and other thermal effects care shall
be taken to ensure that the “Electronics Temperature” does not exceed 70 °C.
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I7
IECEx Intrinsic Safety
Certificate No: IECEx FMG 12.0029X
Applicable Standards: IEC 60079-0: 2011, IEC 60079-11: 2011, IEC 60079-26:2006
Markings: Ex ia IIC T4 Ga (-55 °C Ta +70 °C)
Special Conditions of Certification:
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1.
The Model 3308 transmitter housing contains aluminum, protect the enclosure to
avoid a potential risk of ignition due to impact or friction.
2.
The surface resistivity of the polymeric antenna is greater than 1G. To avoid
electrostatic charge buildup, it must not be rubbed or cleaned with solvents or a dry
cloth.
3.
For use with the Emerson Process Management 701PBKKF SmartPower Option only.
4.
Only the Emerson Process Management 375 or 475 Field Communicator is approved
for use with this transmitter.
5.
The maximum permitted operating temperature of the Rosemount 3308A transmitter
is 70 °C. To avoid the effects of process temperature and other thermal effects care shall
be taken to ensure that the “Electronics Temperature” does not exceed 70 °C.
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Taiwan Certifications
注意!
依據 低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法
第十二條
經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不
得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。
第十四條
低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾
現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。
前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通信。
低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備
之干擾。
B.2.11
Other certifications
U1
Overfill protection
Certificate: Z-65.16-536
TÜV-tested and approved by DIBt for overfill protection according to the German WHG
regulations
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Approval drawings
This section contains Factory Mutual installation drawings. The installation guidelines must be
followed to maintain certified ratings for installed transmitters.
This section contains the following drawings:
Rosemount drawing 03308-1010:
Installation drawing 3308 FM US and Canada Intrinsic safety
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Electronic Master – PRINTED COPIES ARE UNCONTROLLED – Rosemount Proprietary
Figure B-1. Installation Drawing 3308 FM & CSA Intrinsic Safety
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High Gain Remote Antenna
Option
Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Functional and physical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Review installation considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transient/lightning considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the high gain remote antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.1
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page 153
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page 154
Safety messages
Procedures and instructions in this section may require special precautions to ensure the safety
of the personnel performing the operations. Information that raises potential safety issues is
indicated by a warning symbol ( ). Please refer to the following safety messages before
performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
When installing remote mount antennas for the wireless field device, always use
established safety procedures to avoid falling or contact with high-power electrical lines.
Install remote antenna components for the wireless field device in compliance with local
and national electrical codes and use best practices for lightning protection.
Before installing consult with the local area electrical inspector, electrical officer, and work
area supervisor.
The wireless field device remote antenna option is specifically engineered to provide
installation flexibility while optimizing wireless performance and local spectrum approvals.
To maintain wireless performance and avoid non-compliance with spectrum regulations,
do not change the length of cable or the antenna type.
If the supplied remote mount antenna kit is not installed per these instructions, Emerson
Process Management is not responsible for wireless performance or non-compliance with
spectrum regulations.
Be aware of overhead electrical power lines.
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Functional and physical specifications
C.2.1
General
C.2.2
C.2.3
C.2.4
C.2.5
C.2.6
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Weight: 1.0 lb (0.4 kg
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Ratings: NEMA 4X, and IP66/67
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Vibration: 3g Max vibration
Wireless
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Output: WirelessHART® 2.4 GHz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)

Communication range: 2/3 mile (3,300 feet) (1.0 km) with L.O.S.

Radio frequency power output from High Gain, Remote (WN option) antenna:
Maximum of 40mW (16dBm) EIRP
Coaxial cable

Coaxial length: 25 feet (7.6 meters) with Type N Connections

Coaxial material: Heavy duty, low loss LMR400 cable

Minimum coaxial bend diameter: 1.0 ft (0.3 meter)
RF Lightning Arrestor

Type: In-line lightning arrestor

Electrical connection: Lightning arrestor must be grounded per local electrical codes
and regulations.
Mounting bracket

Horizontal or vertical mast accommodation

Supported mast diameter: 1.0-2.5 inch (2.5-6.4 cm)

Aluminum bracket

Nickel/Zinc plated mounting U-bolts
Antenna
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Remote mount Omni directional Antenna

Fiberglass & Aluminum construction

8 Db Gain

Meets MIL-STD-810G (Method 510.5, Procedure I and II)
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Review installation considerations
C.3.1
Antenna mounting
Mount antenna vertically (±5°)
C.3.2
Antenna height
Mount antenna 14 feet (4.3 meters) above infrastructure with clear line of sight.
C.3.3
Affix coaxial cable
Ensure that coaxial cable is securely affixed to the mast to avoid excessive cable movement.
C.3.4
Install coaxial drip loop
Ensure a drip loop is installed not closer than 1 foot (0.3 meters) from the transmitter. It may
also be convenient to affix the drip loop to the lower portion of the mast ensuring that
condensation or rainwater will flow away from the coaxial connections.
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Apply coaxial sealant moisture protection
Utilize the coaxial sealant that is included in the high gain remote mounting kit package. Follow
included instructions for application on the coaxial connection.
C.4
Transient/lightning considerations
C.4.1
Gateway transient protection
When installing, consider including transient / lightning protection (not provided) on interface
connections (Ethernet, Modbus®, and Coaxial connections) to other equipment.
C.4.2
RF lightning arrestor ground connection
Ensure grounding connection is made on the RF lightning arrestor ground connection point.
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Install the high gain remote antenna
1.
Mount the transmitter following best practice mounting procedures as outlined in
Section 3: Installation.
2.
Connect the RF lightning arrestor to the device and tighten.
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Connect the antenna to the mounting bracket and tighten the nut carefully.
4.
Fasten the mounting bracket on the mast. Tighten the nuts loosely first to allow
adjustment of the mounting bracket position in step 5.
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Unwind the coaxial cable and connect the cable to both the antenna and the lightning
arrestor connected to the transmitter, leaving one loop minimum for a drip loop.
Ensure the drip loop is lower than the device, allowing water to flow away from the
device.
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Apply the coaxial sealant around each of the coaxial connections and at the RF lightning
arrestor, making sure the RF connections are completely sealed.
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Tighten the mounting bracket to the mast. Make sure that antenna is pointed in a
vertical direction.
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Configuration Parameters
Safety messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 157
Menu overview of the Device Descriptor (DD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 159
Configuration parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 160
D.1
Safety messages
Procedures and instructions in this section may require special precautions to ensure the safety
of the personnel performing the operations. Information that raises potential safety issues is
indicated by a warning symbol ( ). Please refer to the following safety messages before
performing an operation preceded by this symbol.
Failure to follow safe installation and servicing guidelines could result in death or
serious injury.
Use the equipment only as specified in this manual. Failure to do so may impair the
protection provided by the equipment.
Explosions could result in death or serious injury.
Verify that the operating environment of the gauge is consistent with the appropriate
hazardous locations certifications.
Installation of device in an explosive environment must be in accordance with appropriate
local, national and international standards, codes, and practices.
Ensure device is installed in accordance with intrinsically safe or non-incendive field
practices.
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Electrical shock can result in death or serious injury.
Ground device on non-metallic tanks (e.g. fiberglass tanks) to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Care must be taken during transportation of power module to prevent electrostatic charge
build-up.
Device must be installed to ensure a minimum antenna separation distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
from all persons.
Process leaks could result in death or serious injury.
Handle the transmitter carefully.
If the process seal is damaged, gas could escape from the tank when removing the
transmitter head from the probe.
Only qualified personnel should install the equipment.
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Menu overview of the Device Descriptor (DD)
This menu is applicable for both the DD in AMS Wireless Configurator and the Field
Communicator.
Overview
View variables and device status
Configure
Guided Setup
Basic Setup, Verify Level,
Wireless Setup, ...
Manual Setup - Device Setup
Wireless, Display, Units, HART, Tag, Security,
Power, ...
Manual Setup - Level Setup
Probe, Geometry, Environment, Volume
Alert Setup
Signal Quality Alert, Level Alerts,
Lost Measurement, ...
Service Tools
Alerts
View Active Alerts
Variables
View all variables
Trends
View variable trends
Communications
View wireless communication status
Maintenance
Restart Device, Default Settings,
Measurement History, Locate Device, ...
Echo Tuning
Echo Curve, Thresholds,
Near Zone Trimming
Simulate
Simulate variables
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Configuration parameters
This section presents a brief introduction to all configuration parameters.
The Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter can be configured for level, volume, interface level,
interface distance measurements, and interface thickness.
The Rosemount 3308 Series Transmitter can be pre-configured according to the ordering
specifications in the Configuration Data Sheet.
D.3.1
Guided Setup
Basic Setup
The basic transmitter configuration includes setting the tank geometry parameters. For
interface measurements the dielectric constant of the top liquid must also be given. For some
applications with heavy vapor, the Vapor Dielectric Constant must be given as well.
Figure D-1. Tank Geometry
Upper Reference Point
Probe
Length
Tank Height
Product Level
Interface
Level
Zero Reference Point
For the different tank connections the Upper Reference Point is located at the underside of the
threaded adapter or at the underside of the welded flange, as illustrated in Figure D-2 on
page 161.
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Figure D-2. Upper Reference Point
Adapter
Upper Reference Point
NPT
Probe Type
BSP (G)
Flange
Tri-Clamp™
The transmitter is designed to optimize measurement
performance for each probe type. The transmitter
automatically makes an initial calibration based on the type of
probe that is used. (This parameter is pre-configured at
factory and only needs to be set if the probe is changed to
another type, or if you have installed a spare transmitter)
Select the type of probe that is mounted to the transmitter.
Select User Defined probe if your probe can not be found in
the list or if you have done modifications to a standard probe.
Probe Length
The probe length is the distance between the Upper
Reference Point and the end of the probe, see Figure D-1 on
page 160. If a weight is used at the end of the probe it shall be
included.
This parameter is pre-configured at factory. The probe length
must be changed if the probe is shortened, or if you have
ordered a spare transmitter head.
Tank Height
The Tank Height is the distance from the Upper Reference
Point to the bottom of the tank (Zero Reference Point). See
Figure D-1 on page 160.
The transmitter measures the distance to the product surface
and subtracts this value from the Tank Height to determine
the level.
When setting the Tank Height, keep in mind that this value is
used for all level measurements performed by the Rosemount
3308 Series Transmitter. The Tank Height must be set in linear
(level) units, such as feet or meters, regardless of primary
variable assignment.
Mounting Type
Configuration Parameters
Select option best describing how device is mounted on the
tank.
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Inner Diameter,
Pipe/Chamber/Nozzle
Select the inner diameter for the pipe, chamber or nozzle in
which the probe is mounted.
Nozzle Height
The distance between the Upper Reference Point (normally
the lower side of the device flange) and the end of the nozzle.
Note that nozzle may extend into the tank (which should be
included in the height).
Measurement Mode
Select the Measurement Mode to use in the device. Some
modes require software options to be enabled in the device.
You can upgrade the device to enable more software options.
Interface Level with Submerged Probe is used for applications
where the probe is fully immersed in liquid. In this mode the
transmitter ignores the upper product level. See “Interface
measurements with fully submerged probes” on page 96 for
more information.
Note
Only use Interface Level with Submerged Probe for
applications where interface is measured for a fully immersed
probe.
Upper Product Media
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Approximate DC value selected from list based on tank
content.
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Enter the Upper Product Dielectric Constant (DC) as
accurately as possible. This value is used for setting the
automatically calculated amplitude thresholds. In addition
the dielectric constant of the upper product is essential for
calculating the interface level and the upper product
thickness. The default value for the Upper Product Dielectric
Constant is 2.
For level measurements, the Upper Product Dielectric
Constant parameter corresponds to the dielectric constant of
the product in the tank.
If the dielectric constant of the lower product is significantly
smaller than the dielectric constant of water, you may need to
make special adjustments. The dielectric constant of water is
80. See section “Example 2: Interface Peak not found” on
page 88 for further information.
In case the dielectric constant is unknown, then use the
Dielectric Constant Guide embedded in the AMS Wireless
Configurator as help when configuring the DC.
The AMS Wireless Configurator includes a Dielectric Chart
which lists the dielectric constants of a range of products.
AMS Wireless Configurator also includes a tool which allows
you to calculate dielectric constants based on measurements
of the Upper Product Thickness.
Maximum Product Level
Rate
1.
From the Home Screen, go to Configure > Manual
Setup > Level Setup > Environment.
2.
Click Dielectric Constant Guide and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Fastest rate that may occur in the monitored process to
(partially) fill or empty this tank. Will be used to calculate the
maximum level change between updates. Note that product
level rate may be higher during upset conditions.
Note
If the tank is filling or emptying at a high rate, set a faster
Update Rate to make sure there is enough safety margin in
the system for High/Low Alerts.
Run Check Level Response to make sure that configured
Update Rate is sufficient for the application, refer to section
“Optional Setup” on page 58.
Tank Material
Configuration Parameters
Select material of construction of the tank.
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Typical Interface Condition
The typical interface condition in the tank.
Select one of the following conditions:
Typical Interface
Condition
Description
Unknown or Other
condition
The typical interface condition is
unknown, or varies in such a way
that no typical interface condition
can be stated.
Layer on top (thin)
The interface thickness is typically
thin compared to the bottom
layer. The tank mostly contains the
bottom product.
Layer at the bottom The interface thickness is typically
(thin)
thick compared to the bottom
layer. The tank mostly contains the
upper product.
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Network ID
Identification number that tells the device which network it
belongs to. Obtained from the network administrator.
Join Key
A kind of password that the device uses to join the network.
Obtained from the network administrator. All sections must
contain the same number of characters.
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Wireless - Broadcasting
Message Content
Which content (HART command) to broadcast for a message.
Message Variables
Which variables that are included in the content.
Trigger Mode
How message will be triggered.
Trigger Level
At which level message will be triggered.
First and Trigger Variable
The 1st variable contained within message which also will be
used to trigger a broadcast.
Triggered Update Rate
This defines how often the broadcast message is sent to the
gateway after a user defined trigger level threshold has been
crossed. Faster update rates have an impact on the total
communications traffic on the network, and power module
life.
Default Update Rate
This defines how often the broadcast message is sent to the
gateway. Faster update rates have an impact on the total
communications traffic on the network, and power module
life.
Device Display
Display Mode
The display can be configured to different display modes:
Disabled, On Demand, or Periodic.
Display Mode Description
Display Variables
Configuration Parameters
Disabled
The display is always turned off.
On Demand
The display is by default turned off.
Selected variable screens will only
appear in the end of the diagnostic
button screen sequence, refer to
“Diagnostic button screen sequence”
on page 64.
Periodic
The display shows selected variable
screens in a periodic sequence. A new
screen will appear on each wireless
update.
As default, the level variable will be displayed. If more than
one variable is configured, the display will toggle between the
values of the chosen variables.
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Units
The units for length, volume, and temperature are selectable. After appropriate units have been
selected, all configuration parameters and transmitter variables will be expressed in these units.
Length Unit
Used unit for Level and Interface Level values.
Volume Unit
Used unit for Volume values.
Temperature Unit
Used unit for Electronics Temperature value.
HART - Variable Mapping
Primary Variable
Primary dynamic variable in the HART protocol which will be
assigned as a variable from the device.
Secondary Variable
Second dynamic variable in the HART protocol which will be
assigned as a variable from the device.
Third Variable
Third (Tertiary) dynamic variable in the HART protocol which
will be assigned as a variable from the device.
Fourth Variable
Fourth (Quaternary) dynamic variable in the HART protocol
which will be assigned as a variable from the device.
HART - Percent of Range
Upper Range Value
Value for Primary Variable (PV) corresponding to 100% range.
Lower Range Value
Value for Primary Variable (PV) corresponding to 0% range.
Upper Sensor Limit
The upper boundary for the range over which the sensor
works properly.
Lower Sensor Limit
The lower boundary for the range over which the sensor
works properly.
HART - Data Collection
Measurement and Status
Log
Alternatives for data collection in the device.
HART - Variable History
Configure Data History
Data History is a series of 12 data points stored in the
transmitter. To enable Data History trending select either to
enable single data point trending (recommended) or enable
filtered trending.
If Data History is enabled, select which Device Variable to
store, and then type the time between each sample into the
Sample Interval box (4 to 7200 seconds).
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Security
Write Protection
The device configuration can be write protected.
Over the Air Upgrade
Wireless upgrade of radio software is possible.
HART Lock Status
The state of HART write lock in the device.
Device Information
Tag
Identifier for the device (max 8 characters) used by host
systems. It is recommended to enter both a short and a long
tag (they may be the same).
Long Tag
Identifier for the device (max 32 characters) used by host
systems. It is recommended to enter both a short and a long
tag (they may be the same).
Descriptor
User's own description. Not required for operation of the
device and can be left out if desired.
Message
User's own information. Not required for operation of the
device and can be left out if desired.
Date
User's own information. Manufacturing date by default. Not
required for operation of the device and can be left out if
desired.
Power
Performance Mode
Performance
Mode
Description
Normal (Long
battery life)
Normal Performance Mode is suitable
for most applications, and gives a long
battery life.
High (Short
battery life)
High Performance Mode gives better
performance in difficult applications
(foam, turbulent surface, low dielectric
constant). Each update is based on an
increased number of measurements
(radar sweeps), which gives improved
robustness and decreases the noise in
the output value.
However, High Performance Mode
reduces battery life significantly
(40-60%).
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Power Mode
Configures the device to take periodic measurements to
conserve battery life, or to take continuous measurements.
Note
Always On mode is only recommended for devices connected
to line power.
Power Source
D.3.3
Optimizes the device to make use of the power source to
which it is attached.
Manual Setup - Level
Probe
Weight Type
Type of weight at the end of the probe. Only applicable to the
Flexible Single Lead probe type.
Weight Type
Option Description
Code
Unknown
Small
Default
W1
5.5 in (140 mm)
Ø 0.9 in (22 mm)
Short
W2
2 in (50 mm)
Ø 1.5 in (38 mm)
Heavy
W3
5.5 in (140 mm)
Ø 1.5 in (38 mm)
Chuck
(anchored)
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Defines how close to the device's Upper Reference Point a
level value is accepted. You can extend Upper Null Zone to
block out disturbing echoes close to the tank top. View the
Echo Curve to find out if there are disturbing echoes close to
the tank top.
This parameter should only be changed if there are
measurement problems in the upper part of the tank. Such
problems may occur if there are disturbing objects close to
the probe. By setting the Upper Null Zone, the measuring
range is reduced. See “Changing the Upper Null Zone” on
page 94 for further information.
Note
Measurements are not performed within the Upper Null Zone.
and level alerts located in the Upper Null Zone will not be
triggered. Always configure your level alerts below the Upper
Null Zone.
For narrow nozzles it may be necessary to increase the Upper
Null Zone (UNZ) in order to reduce the measuring range in the
upper part of the tank.
UNZ
Nozzle height
By setting the UNZ equal to the nozzle height, the impact on
the measurement due to interfering echoes from the nozzle
will be reduced.
See also section “Handling disturbances at the top of the
tank” on page 92. Amplitude Threshold adjustments may also
be needed in this case.
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Probe Angle
(Only applicable to rigid
probes)
Defines the angle compared to the plumb line at which the
device with probe is mounted (0 means that probe is
mounted vertically).
Enter the angle between the probe and the vertical line. Do
not change this value if the transmitter is mounted with the
probe along the vertical line (which is normally the case).
0o
Probe Angle
Remote Housing
If the transmitter head is mounted apart from the probe, the
length of cable between probe and remote housing must be
configured.
User Defined Probe Settings
Parameters for user defined probe.
Note
These settings should only be modified for customized
probes. The settings are typically provided by factory.
Geometry
Calibration Offset
Difference between surface distance measured by device and
the same distance measured by e.g. handgauging with a
measurement tape. A positive Calibration Offset value will
increase the presented Level value.
Show Level Below Probe End When this setting is selected and the product surface is at or
as Zero
below the probe end, the level measurement output will be
zero.
Note
Only applicable for negative probe end peak.
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Environment
Vapor Dielectric Constant
Enter the dielectric constant (DC) for the vapor gas in the
tank. For normal air the vapor DC is close to 1.
In some applications there is heavy vapor above the product
surface having a significant influence on the level
measurement. In such cases the vapor dielectric can be
entered to compensate for this effect.
The default value is equal to 1 which corresponds to the
dielectric constant of air. Normally this value does not need to
be changed since the effect on measurement performance is
very small for most vapors.
Max Upper Product
Thickness
Configuration Parameters
Configure the maximum possible thickness for the upper
product in this tank. This is the maximum thickness the
device will expect for this tank.
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Volume
Calculation Method
Select method for volume calculation based on tank shape or
a strapping table. Strapping table requires entering
level-volume pairs in a table.
Diameter (L1)
The diameter of the tank.
Length (L2)
The length (or height if the tank is shaped as a vertical
cylinder) of the tank, measured between tank ends.
Strapping Table
Use a strapping table if a standard tank type does not provide
sufficient accuracy. Use most of the strapping points in
regions where the tank shape is non-linear. A maximum of 20
points can be added to the strapping table.
If tank type Strapping Table was chosen, enter how many
entries you will use and the actual level and volume points.
The strapping points must be entered such that the first point
corresponds to the lowest level, and the last point
corresponds to the topmost level of the tank.
STRAPPING POINTS
Actual tank bottom may look like this
Using only 3 strapping points results in a level-to-volume
profile that is more angular than the actual shape
Using 6 of the points at the bottom of the tank yields a
level-to-volume profile that is similar to the actual tank bottom
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Alert Setup
Signal Quality Alert
Signal Quality is the product surface echo amplitude compared to the surface threshold and
noise. The Signal Quality spans from 0 to 10. A low value means that there is a risk for the noise
peak to be mistaken for the product surface peak.
Build up on the probe and different surface conditions are factors that can result in a low Signal
Quality value. By setting an alert, the Signal Quality value can be used to schedule maintenance
to clean the probe.
Note
The Signal Quality depends on probe type and application conditions, as well as the condition of
the probe. Even if the probe is clean, Signal Quality may not be a 10.
Suitable alert limits vary from application to application. Appropriate value can be determined
by logging Signal Quality over time and viewing maximum/minimum values. The Signal Quality
Alert limit should be at least 1, but a better guideline is 2-3.
Figure D-3. Signal Quality Alert
SIGNAL QUALITY
Alert ON
Deadband
Limit
TIME
Enable Signal Quality Alert
If the Signal Quality Alert will be enabled or not.
Limit
When the Signal Quality value drops below the Limit, the alert
is triggered.
Deadband
An area of the Signal Quality range where no action occurs to
prevent alert from activating/deactivating too quickly.
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High/Low Level Alerts
High/Low Level Alerts are triggered when the level goes outside the user defined Limits. There
are 4 standard Level Alerts. Hi Level Alert and Hi-Hi Level Alert are used for rising levels, and Lo
Level Alert and Lo-Lo Level Alert are used for falling levels. See Figure D-4 and Figure D-5 for
more information.
Enable Level Alert
If the alert will be enabled or not.
Limit
The Level value that will trigger the alert.
Note
Alert Limit values must be outside the Upper Null Zone, the
Blind zones, and areas close to the Blind Zones with reduced
accuracy.
Deadband
An area of the Level range where no action occurs to prevent
alert from activating/deactivating too quickly.
Figure D-4. High Level Alerts for Rising Levels
LEVEL
Alert ON
A
A
The level is rising above user
defined alert Limit. An alert
message is displayed in AMS
Wireless Configurator and on
Field Communicator.
B
The alert message is reset once
the level value falls below the
Deadband area.
A
The level is falling below user
defined alert Limit. An alert
message is displayed in AMS
Wireless Configurator and on
Field Communicator.
B
The alert message is reset once
the level value rises above the
Deadband area.
Limit
B
Deadband
TIME
Figure D-5. Low Level Alerts for Falling Levels
LEVEL
Alert ON
B
Deadband
Limit
A
TIME
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User Defined Alert
Enable User Defined Alert
If the alert will be enabled or not.
Variable
The variable selected for the alert.
Alert Direction
Whether the alert will be triggered above or below the
variable's value.
Limit
The variable value that will trigger the alert.
Note
Alert Limit values must be outside the Upper Null Zone, the
Blind zones, and areas close to the Blind Zones with reduced
accuracy.
Deadband
An area of a variable's range where no action occurs to
prevent alert from activating/deactivating too quickly.
Lost Measurement
Lost Measurement Behavior
Configure level value to report if measurement is lost
unexpectedly. Choose one of the following actions:
Lost Measurement Description
Behavior
Alarm (NaN Value/
Bad Status)
If the measurement is lost, the level
value will report:
“Not a Number / Bad Status”.
Output Full Tank
If the measurement is lost, the level
value will correspond to full tank.
Output Empty Tank If the measurement is lost, the level
value will correspond to empty
tank.
Number of Measurements to The number of measurements the device will hold the current
Hold Level
level if level measurement has been lost. Then it will output
level according to Lost Measurement Behavior, if still lost.
For an application where problems with lost measurement
due to noise or weak surface echoes are experienced, this
parameter value could typically be increased.
The Hold Time value presents for how long the device will
hold the current level. The time the current level will be held is
calculated out of a combination of both Number of
Measurements to Hold Level and the Update Rate.
Note
Make sure you have enough safety margin in your system to
manage a delayed condition.
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Echo Tuning
Thresholds
Figure D-6. Thresholds
AMPLITUDE
Interface Threshold
Surface Threshold
Probe End Threshold
Reference Threshold
DISTANCE
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Threshold Control
Thresholds can be automatically calculated by device or
manually set by user. This setting is valid for all thresholds on
the Thresholds tab (Surface, Interface Reference, and Probe
End Thresholds).
Surface Threshold
Threshold to filter out noise in the echo curve for detection of
the Surface. Noise below the threshold is suppressed. The
first echo peak closest to the device that crosses and is above
the Surface Threshold is the surface echo.
Interface Threshold
Threshold to filter out noise in the echo curve for detection of
the Interface. The first echo peak after the surface echo that
crosses and is above the Interface Threshold is the interface
echo.
Reference Threshold
Threshold to filter out noise in the echo curve for detection of
the Reference peak. The reference peak is a strong negative
echo very close to the device.
Probe End Threshold
Threshold to filter out noise in the echo curve for detection of
the Probe End peak. The probe end peak is a fairly strong
positive or negative echo (depending on probe type) that is
present at the probe end when tank is empty.
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Near Zone Threshold
Threshold Control
The Near Zone Threshold can be automatically calculated by
device or manually set by user.
Threshold
Threshold to filter out noise in a zone near the device. Noise
below the threshold is suppressed. This threshold replaces
the Surface threshold in the zone where it is applicable.
Distance
Distance from Upper Reference Point (normally the lower side
of device flange) to point where the near zone threshold ends.
Near Zone Trimming
Trim Near Zone
Select to activate trimming.
The Trim Near Zone method is used to fine tune performance
in the area close to the tank top. This function is normally not
used. Trim Near Zone is typically used if there are problems
related to the nozzle. For more information see section
“Using the Trim Near Zone function” on page 94.
Near Zone Has Been
Trimmed
Configuration Parameters
Indicates if the Trim Near Zone method has been used for this
device.
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Advanced
Peak Detection Method
Select which peak detection to use for level measurements.
For furter information on when to use the peak detection
method, see section “Resolving thin oil layers” on page 91.
Peak Detection
Method
Description
Peak Center
Surface detected at the first
amplitude peak closest to device
detected above the Surface
Threshold.
Threshold
Intersection
Surface detected at first
intersection with Surface
Threshold.
Surface Threshold
Peak Center
Threshold Intersection
Near Zone Compensation
Improves measurement performance in the zone close to the
device by compensating for probe dependent echo signature
or recorded echo signature.
If Near Zone Compensation is disabled, neither the probe
dependent compensation nor the compensation due to Trim
Near Zone will be used by the device.
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Echo Search Window
Select window mode to use for the echo tracking function.
Value typically provided by manufacturer.
Window Size
Window size used by echo tracking function. Window Size
can only be changed when the Eco Search Window mode is
set to User Defined. Value typically provided by
manufacturer.
Gain Factor Index
Controls the hardware amplification of the waveform. Value
typically provided by manufacturer.
Calibration Scale Factor
Microwave propagation factor to use. Value typically
provided by manufacturer.
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E.1
Mapping of Alert Messages in
the HART command 48
Additional Status Field
Alert messages and descriptions
This appendix outlines the most important alerts in the HART® command 48 Additional Status
Field for 3308 Series. The information in this section can to be used by DeltaV™ for alert
monitoring, and in the Rosemount 1420 Smart Wireless Gateway for Additional Status mapping
in Modbus®, OPC, etc.
A complete list of Additional Status bits is available in the Rosemount 1420 Smart Wireless
Gateway.
Table E-1 to Table E-3 shows a list of the most important alert messages that may be displayed in
the AMS® Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator together with the location of the Alert
in the HART command 48 Additional Status field. For recommended actions refer to “Alert
messages in AMS Wireless Configurator and Field Communicator” on page 74.
To view Active Alerts, do the following:

From the Home Screen, go to Service Tools > Active Alerts.
Table E-1. Failure Alerts (F:)
Message
Additional status(1)
Description
Electronics Failure
Byte 8::Bit 6
An electronics error that could impact the
device measurement reading has occurred.
Radio Failure
Byte 1::Bit 6
The wireless radio has detected a failure or
stopped communicating.
Supply Voltage Failure
Byte 6::Bit 2
The supply voltage is too low and will affect
device operation.
Probe Disconnected
Byte 4::Bit 6
The device cannot detect the probe.
Electronics Temperature Critical
Byte 1::Bit 3
The internal temperature of the device has
reached critical levels and the integrity of the
device electronics may be compromised.
Environmental temperature should not exceed
device specifications.
Configuration Error
Byte 2::Bit 6
The device has detected a configuration error.
Reasons may be multiple. See Table 6-2 on
page 75 for a list of detailed Configuration
Errors that may be displayed.
(1) Location of the Alert in the HART command 48 Additional Status field.
Mapping of Alert Messages in the HART command 48 Additional Status Field
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Table E-2. Maintenance Alerts (M:)
Message
Additional Status(1)
Description
Supply Voltage Low
Byte 8::Bit 4
The supply voltage is low and may affect
Device Operation.
Electronics Temperature Out of Limits
Byte 1::Bit 2
The temperature of the electronics board has
exceeded the transmitter’s operating range.
Level Measurement Lost
Byte 3::Bit 1
No valid Level reading. Reasons may be
multiple:
• No valid surface echo peak in the measuring
range.
• Incorrect transmitter configuration.
Simulation Active
Byte 8::Bit 0
The device is in simulation mode and is not
reporting actual information.
Low Signal Quality
Byte 5::Bit 0
The Signal Quality is below the defined alert
limit.
Interface Measurement Lost
Byte 3::Bit 0
No valid Interface reading. Reasons may be
multiple:
• No valid surface echo peak in the measuring
range.
• Incorrect transmitter configuration.
Capacity Denied
Byte 12::Bit 0
The device has failed to require all of the
necessary wireless bandwidth to broadcast at
the configured rate(s).
(1) Location of the Alert in the HART command 48 Additional Status field.
Table E-3. Advisory Alerts (A:)
Message
Additional Status(1)
Description
Database Memory Warning
Byte 0::Bit 2
The device has failed to write to the database
memory at some time in the past. Any data
written during this time may have been lost.
Non-Critical User Data Warning
Byte 2::Bit 1
A user written parameter does not match
expected value.
Volume Range Warning
Byte 4::Bit 7
The level measurement is outside the
configured volume range.
Button Stuck
Byte 1::Bit 5
The button on the Electronics Board is
detected as stuck in the active position.
HiHi Level Alert
Byte 5::Bit 4
The level is above the defined limit.
Hi Level Alert
Byte 5::Bit 5
The level is above the defined limit.
Lo Level Alert
Byte 5::Bit 6
The level is below the defined limit.
LoLo Level Alert
Byte 5::Bit 7
The level is below the defined limit.
User Defined Alert
Byte 5::Bit 3
The variable has surpassed the user defined
limit.
(1) Location of the Alert in the HART command 48 Additional Status field.
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A
Active Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 82
Active Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 65, 67, 72, 74, 159, 179
Agitators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 17
Alert Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Alert Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 159
Amplitude Thresholds
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
AMS Device Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
AMS Wireless Configurator. . . . . 46, 51, 52, 55, 57, 159
alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Anchoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Antenna positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
B
Blind Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Blind Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Display Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Disturbances
Top of the tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
E
Echo Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 88, 93, 159, 169, 176
Echo Search Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Echo Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Emulsion layers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
F
Field Communicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 56, 57
First and Trigger Variable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Flange connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Fourth Variable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Free space. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
G
C
Calculation Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Calibration Offset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Calibration Scale Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Centering disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Centering piece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 168
Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Configuration
basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
D
Data History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 166
Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106, 163, 171
DD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47, 159
Deadband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 95, 173, 174, 175
Default Update Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Descriptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Device Descriptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47, 159
Device display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Variable screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Device Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
DIAG button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Diagnostic messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Dielectric Constant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106, 163, 171
Dielectric Constant Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106, 163
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
pins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Index
Gain Factor Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 48, 52, 56, 82
Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Guided Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 58, 159
H
HART Lock Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
HART modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 57
Heating coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
High High Level Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
High Level Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 174
High Performance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
I
Inner Diameter
Pipe/Chamber/Nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Installation
flange connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
mounting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Power module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
threaded tank connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Dielectric Constant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
fully submerged probes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Interface peak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Interface Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86, 88, 89, 96, 176
J
Join Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 53, 82, 90, 164
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L
O
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Length Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 95, 173, 174
Locate Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Long Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Loose flange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lost Measurement Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Low Level Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 174
Low Low Level Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Lower Range Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 166
Lower Sensor Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
OSHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Over the Air Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
M
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Manual Setup
Device Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Level Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Mapped Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Max Upper Product Thickness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Maximum Measuring Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Maximum Product Level Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Measurement and Status Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Measurement History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Measurement Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 80, 162
Interface Level with Submerged Probe . . . . . . . . . . 96
Product Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Product Level and Interface Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Measurement principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Measuring range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 79, 94, 169
Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Message Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Message Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Mounting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Mounting Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
N
Near Zone Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Near Zone Has Been Trimmed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Near Zone Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92, 93, 94
Network ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 82, 90, 164
Non-metallic tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 19, 37
Normal Performance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Nozzle
maximum height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Minimum diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Nozzle Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Number of Updates to Hold Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
P
Peak Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 178
Peak Detection Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 91, 92, 178
Percent of Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Performance Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 167
High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Pipe installations
centering disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Plate design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Position the antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Possible antenna rotations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Power Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Power module
environmental considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
handling considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
replace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
shipping considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Primary Variable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Probe
anchoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
replace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
selection guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 10
Probe Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Probe end peak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Probe End Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Probe Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 5, 21, 30, 100, 161
Probe Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Product surface peak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
R
Recommended mounting position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Reference peak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Reference Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Replacing power module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Replacing probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Replacing transmitter head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
S
Secondary Variable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Service Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 159
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Shipping Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Show Level Below Probe End as Zero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Signal Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Signal Quality Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Deadband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 173
Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 173
Simulate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Simulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Smart Wireless Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 48, 52, 56, 82
Strapping points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Strapping Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Surface Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86, 87, 88, 93, 176
T
Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Tank
geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 172
Tank connection
flange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 34
loose flange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
threaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Tank Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 20, 161
Tank Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
TDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Temperature Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Thin oil layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Third Variable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Threaded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Threshold Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Threshold Intersection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 91, 92, 178
Thresholds
adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Time Domain Reflectometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Transition Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174, 175
Transmitter components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Transmitter head
replace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 159
Trigger Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Trigger Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Triggered Update Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Trim Near Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 177
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Turbulent conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 78, 97
Typical Interface Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 164
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User Defined Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 175
User Defined Probe Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
V
Vapor Dielectric Constant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 160, 171
Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 159
Verify Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59, 78, 92, 100, 159
Volume Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
W
Weight Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Window Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Write Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Z
Zero Reference Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 4, 20, 160
U
UNZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 95, 169, 174, 175
Update Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 79, 81, 163, 165, 175
Upper Null Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 95, 169, 174, 175
Upper Product Dielectric Constant. . .75, 78, 80, 84, 163
Upper Product Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Upper Range Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 166
Upper Reference Point . .4, 20, 92, 93, 94, 95, 160, 161
Upper Sensor Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
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