Serviceline Industrial Sensors
Serviceline Explosion Protection

Limit Formation in the Interface Level


The Indian Oil Corporation Limited refinery in Panipat was established in 1998 and is one of the largest integrated petrochemical plants in Southeast Asia. The refinery meets the demand for petroleum products for all of Northwest India. The plant’s capacity was recently increased from 6 million tons to 12 million tons per year, at a cost of 41.6 billion rupees. Both domestic and imported crude oil is processed at the refinery. The plant also houses PX-PTA units, which were commissioned in 2006 and produce both Paraxlyene (PX) and Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), a raw material used in the production of polymers. Benzene is produced as one of the byproducts of PTA production.


The aim is to enable a substitution of the pressure and level switches with more reliable transmitters. The existing cabling and the I/O cards should not be changed.


KFD2-CRG2-EX1.D transmitter power supply
KFD2-CRG2-EX1.D transmitter power supply

The KFD2-CRG2-EX1.D transmitter power supply from Pepperl+Fuchs was used to provide the limit values of the analog input values from the level measuring devices and pressure transducers directly on the relay outputs. The values can be connected directly to the DI cards in the Triconex PLC system. The customer only has to replace the existing barrier with the KFD2-CRG2-EX1.D transmitter power supply from Pepperl+Fuchs. The existing I/O cards and cabling are retained.


  • The old field devices are converted from analog to digital without having to make modifications to the control side (PLC/DCS cards).
  • The existing pressure and level switches are easily modified with new transmitters.
  • An analog output of 4…20 mA and two digital relay contact outputs are available on the control level. The analog output can be used to monitor process values online.
  • The transmitter power supplies allow broader limit values than the old field device.
  • The KFD2-CRG2-EX1.D transmitter power supply can distribute the limit value to another control or even display two different values thanks to two relay outputs.

At a Glance

  • Existing barrier replaced with the KFD2-CRG2-EX1.D transmitter power supply
  • Old field devices converted from analog to digital
  • No changes on the control side necessary (PLC/DCS cards)
  • Existing cabling retained


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