Positioners get smart

Claimed to cut commissioning time by up to 33%, the SP1 smart positioner from Spirax Sarco is a low maintenance positioner aimed at large scale applications requiring remote control of valves in hazardous or inaccessible areas.

Valves can be commissioned, reconfigured or monitored, from anywhere in the plant, through the SP1’s RS232 interface. A HART option is also available, which enables information to be relayed from the positioner to a centralised process control system.