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Reference Manual

00809-0100-4030, Rev ED
April 2015

Rosemount 2120
Full-featured Vibrating Fork Liquid Level Switch

Reference Manual

Title Page

00809-0100-4030, Rev ED

April 2015

Rosemount 2120
Full-featured Vibrating Fork
Liquid Level Switch

Read this manual before working with the product. For personal and system
safety, and for optimum product performance, make sure you thoroughly
understand the contents before installing, using, or maintaining this
product.
For technical assistance, contacts are listed below:
Customer Central
Technical support, quoting, and order-related questions.
United States - 1-800-999-9307 (7:00 am to 7:00 pm CST)
Asia Pacific- 65 777 8211
Europe/ Middle East/ Africa - 49 (8153) 9390
North American Response Center
Equipment service needs.
1-800-654-7768 (24 hoursincludes Canada)
Outside of these areas, contact your local Emerson Process Management
representative.

The products described in this document are NOT designed for


nuclear-qualified applications. Using non-nuclear qualified products in
applications that require nuclear-qualified hardware or products may cause
inaccurate readings.
For information on Rosemount nuclear-qualified products, contact your local
Emerson Process Management Sales Representative.

Reference Manual

Contents

00809-0100-4030, Rev ED

April 2015

Contents
1Section 1: Introduction
1.1 Safety messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 Manual overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.3 Models covered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.4 Introduction to the Rosemount 2120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.4.1

Features list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

1.4.2

Measurement principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

1.4.3

Short fork technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

1.4.4

Special features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

1.5 Service support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6


1.6 Product recycling and disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2Section 2: Installation
2.1 Safety messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.2 Considerations before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.2.1

Safety considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2.2.2

Environmental considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2.2.3

Application considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2.2.4

Installation considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2.2.5

Installation recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

2.2.6

Installation examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2.3 Installation procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16


2.3.1

Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

2.3.2

Correct fork alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2.3.3

Tightening the threaded Rosemount 2120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

2.3.4

Insulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

2.4 Setting the mode switch and switching time delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
2.5 LED indication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
2.6 Electrical installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Contents

2.6.1

Direct load switching electronics cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

2.6.2

PNP/PLC electronics cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

2.6.3

Relay output electronics cassette (standard version) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

2.6.4

Relay output electronics cassette (12 Vdc nominal version). . . . . . . . . . 26

2.6.5

NAMUR electronics cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

2.6.6

8/16 mA electronics cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28


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