Emerson’s new FBxStation Control™ Application for the FB3000 RTU provides a field-proven, easy-to-configure solution for multi-run, multi-station control and measurement at natural gas metering stations.
It ensures reliable system performance and improves safety by increasing visibility of the current station pressure and flow data. Users can easily configure control within the application to meet specific site needs while the FB3000 RTU’s firmware provides built-in API 21.1 compliant measurement calculations. The combined functionality ensures pipeline operators can standardize on repeatable methods for measurement and control that are easier to maintain over time. This flexible solution also gives transmission and distribution stations the ability to quickly scale as needed from 4 to 24 meter runs across as many as 24 metering stations to adapt to changing operational requirements. It is ideal for stations with differential pressure (i.e., orifice) or linear-based meters that are performing uni-directional flow or energy-based station measurement and control with or without run switching. During commissioning, FBxStation Control saves users significant time since it is an off-the-shelf, pre-engineered solution with no programming required.