The SITRANS mobile IQ app is a mobile application that allows users to efficiently commission, parameterize, and diagnose SITRANS LR100, LR110, and LR120 level transmitters via a smartphone or tablet and a Bluetooth connection. Built-in features allow the user to access a quick commissioning wizard, access critical process values, and visualize various maintenance and diagnostics values to assist in error identification and troubleshooting.
Below is a quick video from Siemens that demonstrates how to use the SITRANS mobile IQ app to setup a SITRANS LR110 IQ level transmitter.
The SITRANS mobile IQ app is available for both Android and iOS operating systems and can be downloaded from here at no cost.
In this demonstration, I will show you how easy it is to configure the SITRANS LR110 compact 80 GHz radar product with the SITRANS mobile IQ app from Siemens. The SITRANS LR100 series features integrated Bluetooth connectivity, and I will be using that with SITRANS mobile IQ app to do our commissioning.
I downloaded the app from the store, installed it on my mobile phone and we will launch the app with the icon. The very first thing you will see is a list of supported devices that are within range. Our device is this one. The very first time you connect with a new transmitter, you will be asked to enter a 6-digit PIN. That PIN was shipped with the device in the packaging, so you don’t want to lose that. In the first screen we have is the device cockpit.
We’ve got some identification information at the top. Device status reported in the middle. And, then some current values at the bottom based on the parameters that are shipped from the factory. On the bottom, you see that we have a “home” button, a “charts” button, and a “setup” button. If we want to do our quick commissioning, we go to “Setup.” We’ve got 5 choices here. We can go to “Quick commissioning.”
All right, for our commissioning, we’ve just a got a few entries to make. We have choice of “Units”. We have choice of “Operation”, that could be “Level”, “Space”, “Distance”, “Volume”, “Volume/Flow”. We’ve got our “Material type”, “Liquid” or “Solids”. And we’ve our “Application” type. So, if we assume it is a liquid, and it is a storage application, within “Application” type, we have a few different options, depending on your application.
This will optimize the radar transmitter for that application. So, it’s a storage tank. Our low calibration point is the distance from the sensor to the zero level. Let’s assume that is 6 m. All right, upper calibration point is the distance from the sensor to the 100% level. Let’s put a safe distance in there of 0.5 m.
All right, now the device has been programmed for the application. If you want to look at the measurement trends, we have 5 different trends that could be shown simultaneously. And we can view the “Echo Profile” within the “Charts” setting. Under “Options” there are a few choices where we can show the “TVT”, or we can show the “AFE” curve. But obviously, this is a very healthy signal reflection from the application here at a distance of 1.162 m. Very strong confidence value of 53 db. So, our commissioning is finished. We confirmed the quality of the signal.
If we needed to look at the device documentation, for example the manual, or any certificates, the app supports a link directly to the internet. That’s basically it today. We can disconnect from the transmitter, and you can move onto your second transmitter.