The guidelines of testing a 4-20 ma pressure transducer
To test a 4-20 mA pressure transducer, you will need a calibrated pressure source, a digital multimeter, and a 4-20mA loop calibrator. Here are the general steps to follow:
- Connect the 4-20 mA pressure transducer to the process piping or vessel, and ensure that it is properly installed and grounded.
- Connect the digital multimeter to the output terminals of the transducer, and set it to measure DC voltage.
- Connect the 4-20 mA loop calibrator to the input terminals of the transducer, and set it to generate a 4mA current output.
- Verify that the multimeter reads approximately 1-5V DC, which corresponds to the 4-20 mA range.
- Increase the current output of the loop calibrator to 20 mA, and verify that the multimeter reads approximately 4-20V DC.
- Adjust the pressure source to the desired pressure, and verify that the transducer output increases proportionally within the 4-20 mA range.
- Repeat the above steps for different pressure levels to ensure that the transducer output is linear and accurate across the range.
- If the transducer output is not within the expected range or is not linear, troubleshoot the installation, wiring, or calibration of the transducer.
- If the transducer output is within the expected range and is linear, record the calibration data and adjust the process control system accordingly.
It is important to note that the above steps are general guidelines, and the specific procedure for testing a 4-20mA pressure transducer may vary depending on the manufacturer’s instructions and the application requirements. Always refer to the manufacturer’s documentation and follow safe testing procedures to avoid damage or injury.
Post time: Mar-28-2023