New Remote Terminal Unit Passes Shock/Vibration Testing, Making It Suitable for Mobile and Rolling Assets
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Press release date: March 12, 2014
Semaphore's TBox LT2 is an all-in-one SCADA system featuring integral Web server, 3G wireless communications, and a complete cyber security application suite, all tightly integrated with programmable automation, alarm notification, data logging and Ethernet communications in a rugged module.
LONGWOOD, FL – Semaphore, a Servelec Group Company, announces that the TBox LT2 High Performance Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) has passed a third-party laboratory testing suite that included vibration, shock, and free fall phenomena as encountered on mobile and rolling assets.
While most RTU products are designed for fixed locations, the tests qualify the TBox LT2 for operation in challenging vehicle environments where onboard automation and accurate measurement of flow, pressure, temperature, and other operating parameters are critical.
For example, the TBox LT2 RTU is ideal for oil and gas service companies with pressure pumping trucks that serve production fields. Now, their pumping and measurement processes can be automated and the vehicles can return to operation centers with accurate measurement records in their databases.
Testing was conducted according to EN 60068-2-6 (sine sweep), EN 60068-2-64 (random vibration), EN 60008-2-27 (shock) and IEC 60068-2-31 (free fall).
TBox LT2 is an all-in-one SCADA system featuring integral Web server, 3G wireless communications, and a complete cyber security application suite, all tightly integrated with programmable automation, alarm notification, data logging and Ethernet communications in a rugged module. The platform leverages instant notification via e-mail, SMS text and FTP but also provides traditional, SCADA communications for gas measurement using the Enron Modbus protocol.
When used in conjunction with Semaphore's TFlo gas flow measurement software, TBox LT2 provides a flow computing solution that meets or exceeds Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
Directive 17 and American Petroleum Institute (API) Chapter 21.1 requirements. TBox LT2 is also approved for installation in Class I, Division 2, Groups A - D hazardous areas.
Device-agnostic Web pages make information available to users anytime, anywhere with connectivity to virtually any mobile device. In addition, with Semaphore's WebForm™ Studio 2.0 Webserver, users can quickly customize Web pages to meet specific requirements. No coding or programming is required.
Semaphore's TBox and Kingfisher application software, RTU products, and Web configuration tools are ideal for a broad range of monitoring and control applications in the oil and gas production and distribution, power, broadcast/telecom, transportation, and water/wastewater industries. The company's telemetry, automation, and remote monitoring solutions have an installed base of over 100,000 devices. For more information, visit www.servelec-semaphore.com.
Semaphore is part of the Servelec Technologies Group, a newly-formed company within Servelec Group plc, under which sits all of Servelec's SCADA and telemetry-related businesses. In addition to Semaphore, the group includes Tynemarch Systems and Servelec Systems. Servelec Technologies Group is a global provider of SCADA and specialist software solutions, Remote Telemetry Units (RTUs) and consultancy services. For more information, visit www.servelec-technologies.com.
Kevin L. Finnan