For your industrial facility, installing the infrastructure necessary to create a network for your controllers can be time consuming and expensive – installing tray, pulling wire, terminations – the list goes on and on. However, having the proper network enables your controllers to communicate with your supervisory system and can reduce EHT project cost. This allows for access to data driven insights to efficiently run your process.
A wireless alternative could be the missing tool to connect and protect your system.
Meet the nVent RAYCHEM Elexant 9200i
nVent RAYCHEM Elexant 9200i is an alternative solution to hardwired communications. It offers remote monitoring and configuration capabilities for nVent RAYCHEM heat tracing controllers.
The Elexant 9200i is available as a fully assembled and tested enclosure or it can be integrated into a control panel. It offers:
- Safety and Security: Meets all global approvals and certifications; also equipped with standard encryption on all communications.
- Cost Savings: A wireless solution lowers total installed costs and total operating costs. The programming interface is extremely easy to learn, with an improved modern design. A self-healing network means that there is little to no wire maintenance required.
- Connectivity and Flexibility: The Elexant 9200i connects and integrates with any existing nVent RAYCHEM Supervisory systems while also supporting common protocols.
Complete Turnkey Service Solutions to Reduce EHT Project Cost
The Elexant 9200i is more than just a wireless enclosure that allows you to meet the necessary hazardous area approvals. Think of the Elexant as a complete solution, one that comes with a whole host of additional services.
At nVent, we put a lot of time into the development of this solution, so we can support all manner of implementations.
But don’t take it from us. We recently partnered with a customer to release a whitepaper titled ‘Applying Wireless Communications Technology to Industrial Trace Heating’ at the 2019 PCIC (Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee).
This whitepaper describes the different types of wireless technologies available in the market, how they apply to electric heat tracing applications, and our experience with implementing an earlier rendition of what we know today as the Elexant 9200i.
Wireless isn’t new, but it’s important that your facility is modern, up-to-date and connected. Each situation is unique, and our experts are here to help you navigate the complexities.
If you’re looking to expand upon your existing remote control and monitoring system, but need an alternative to hardwiring your devices, the Elexant 9200i may be the right solution. Learn more at our website and connect with us today.