Eaton has launched its MTL SUM5 smart universal marshalling solution for intrinsic safety process applications capable of reducing distributed control system (DCS) marshalling cabinet requirements by up to 50%. With six patents pending, MTL SUM5 combines five functions in one modular design enabling one standard cabinet to deliver the lowest lifetime costs and lowest installed cost while saving valuable space in a control room.
Process applications requiring intrinsic safety (IS) isolation, signal conditioning, relay interfaces, surge protection and loop disconnect would typically require four different cabinet designs, with complex wiring between the marshalling components. Now, process and plant managers can benefit from a single cabinet design, with ‘plug and play’ configurable modules for the five key marshalling functions. This eliminates the need for intricate wiring to interconnect the components, ultimately improving uptime and reducing the cost of wiring, installation and maintenance.
“With MTL SUM5, we are revolutionising marshalling and leading the way with this first-to-market smart solution,” said Paul Hartley, MTL Global Product Line Manager and Business Unit Leader at Eaton. “We have created a modular, universal, configurable product with excellent functionality, so process managers and engineers can streamline their operations and make significant cost savings. The most common reason for failure of existing marshalling systems is due to the wiring. Since MTL SUM5 removes the need for this wiring, it also eliminates this risk of failure, therefore providing a more robust and reliable solution for processing plants in the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, power, pharmaceutical and water and wastewater industries.”
MTL SUM5’s modular intrinsic safety design simplifies marshalling and provides increased flexibility throughout the product lifetime. Loop disconnect is integrated in every terminal, so loops can be easily isolated, which together with the modular design, simplifies maintenance and keeps associated costs to a minimum.