The choice of a Rosemount 3051 pressure transmitter is an excellent decision for a wide range of systems and applications. This transmitter can be used in the measurement of differential pressure, absolute pressure as well as gage pressure, which makes it extremely versatile. Despite its advanced technology and capability, it is still a very durable component and can be used in all areas of a facility or system.
There are three components to the Rosemount 3051 pressure transmitter. This includes the sensor units or module, which transmit signals through to the electronic component of the sensor. This component includes a microcomputer, which provides the ability to process and communicate the signal to the actual communicator for further transfer.
The most common troubleshooting issues with the Rosemount 3051 pressure transmitter is not the transmitter itself, but rather an issue with the installation process. The transmitter needs to be installed in the correct method according to the specific steps provided in the manual. If the transmitter is incorrectly mounted or is not secured in place, the transmitter can tilt, which results in inaccurate readings and errors noted in the diagnostics on the system.
Other common issues include incorrect power or pressure, which can trigger alarms, issues with communication between the sensor and the HART communicator, or erratic readings. Verifying the voltage, current, and system pressure to ensure these issues are not the cause of the atypical readings.
There are specific settings and calibrations that are made during the installation process. Verify these calibrations have been completed and that the system is not in alarm mode or test mode. In some cases, external sources of electronic signals and interference can also be a factor, and verifying these issues are not triggering the alarm or system performance issue should be a first step in the troubleshooting process.