Segment Protectors are fieldbus couplers for connection of instruments to the fieldbus segment. They provide short-circuit protection to the trunk line. This is important where hot work performed on a field instrument would cause the entire segment to fail through unintended short circuits to the spur line.
Segment Protector R2-SP-IC* features the same mechanical design as the R2-SP-N* with added features for superior availability:
The Segment Protector R2-SP-IC* communicates status from the diagnostic-enabled enclosure leakage sensor and surge protector to the Advanced Diagnostic Module. This communication does not interfere with normal process communication and requires no addressing, configuration or bandwidth on the bus.
Segment Protector F2-SP-IC* offers all the intelligent features for fault detection and protection of the R2-SP-IC*. It is installed in our most compact aluminum enclosure (F2-SP-IC*) with:
The Modular Segment Protector simply clips onto the DIN-Rail. Two modules, the trunk module and the expansion module, enable the following features:
The Segment Protector R-SP-E12 can supply power to Ex d field devices. Both the Segment Protector and the instrument can be installed in Zone 1. Short-circuit protection is the basic feature of all Segment Protectors.