Endress+Hauser”s Applicator software is designed to help with the selection and sizing of industrial instruments. Available free as a program running on the Endress+Hauser Web site (www.us.endress.com/applicator) or by request on CD to install as a local version, the software provides safe, targeted, and fast product selection along with simplified, application-specific sizing. The software is composed of three modules, which are interlinked, but may be used independently, depending on the information needed.

The first module is the “Selection” module, which prompts the user to enter specific measuring point parameters. From this information, the software generates a selection of suitable instruments, with pictures and properties, which can be viewed in the form of a comparison table. The comparison table provides a detailed overview of each suggestion. Printouts of specification sheets in PDF-format support engineering requirements.

The second module is the “Sizing” module. Products chosen using the Selection module can be easily transferred into the Sizing module, which calculates all the data required to determine the optimum instrument, including the nominal width, pressure drop, accuracy, process connections, and more. Results can be displayed in a variety of ways, including graphs, and may be printed or transferred to the software”s third module.

The third module is the “Administration or Project” module, which functions like a database to save project information, making it easy to access in the future. All of the data and parameters relevant to the project are stored in this module and may be accessed throughout the lifecycle of a project. This module structures projects in hierarchy levels and documents them from the company level to TAG numbers. A “Product Configurator” interface enables the user to build the complete order structure and provides access to an online shopping tool.