Remote maintenance engineer saves time

A new telemetry system, System 2000, developed by Brodersen is claimed to overcome the high cost and technical complexities traditionally associated with this technology, making it a viable option for much smaller industrial applications.

Three main areas have been targeted by the company to keep costs down, software, hardware and installation support. System 2000 telemetry can use standard Windows software or SCADA or more specialised software. The main hardware component is the RTU8 Compact Outstation while no specialist telemetry engineers are required for installation.

All plants, no matter how remote, can be monitored for correct operation and any failures rapidly notified. This can be achieved by connecting sensors monitoring essential parts of the plant to the RTU8. If it senses any abnormal states or alarm conditions, the RTU8 will relay the information immediately using a telephone, radio link or GSM phone.

In addition to a datalogging and transferring device, the RTU8 can be used to perform a shutdown sequence or start a standby piece of equipment. In addition, the remote plant can be looked at through the RTU8, using it to adjust the plant without the need for physical intervention.

Another benefit of System 2000 telemetry is that it can be used to adjust parts of a plant, for example valve openings, and to ensure that a remote site is secure. As with plant monitoring, fire and smoke detectors, sump level sensors, proximity sensors and door switches can all be connected to the RTU8 to provide site security.

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