1 May 2018

Do you need to call a field technician to configure your pressure transmitter?

Configuring your pressure transmitter using the pushbuttons instead of using the HART handheld remote may seem intimidating, but it’s really quite simple. In fact, the pushbuttons allow you to accomplish 85-90% of the tasks that you’re interested in.

Before getting started, you want to familiarize yourself with the pushbuttons. There are three buttons on the top of the device: “M” for mode (left button), an up arrow (center button), and a down arrow (right button). Next, you want to identify the mode that you would like to configure your device to. To read more on each mode, please click here . The most important modes are Mode 5, which allows you to identify what pressure you want to equal 4mA, Mode 6, which allows you to identify what pressure you want to equal 20 mA, and Mode 7. Mode 7 allows you to correct for position or impulse lines.

Since Modes 5, 6, and 7 are the most important modes, Siemens has developed a tutorial for you to get hands on knowledge of how to configure your device.

To watch a full tutorial on configuring your SITRANS P DSIII using the pushbuttons, please click here.

Having trouble setting the range on your pressure transmitter?

Click here to watch our senior application engineer, Lou DiNapoli, demonstrate in two different ways how you can set the range of your transmitter.

Running into problems? Leave us a note and we’ll gladly reach out to assist.

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