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Oil companies, mining companies, public water, electrical and gas utilities have automated industrial measurement and process control applications to provide better management of automated processes.
A typical remote site may have industrial pressure / temperature sensors monitoring key points in a remote pumping station / oil well / gas pipeline. In a remote pumping station, it is likely that a local industrial Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) would be providing local control to several processes, and providing the capability to connect via Modbus to a central Supervision Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
Most RTUs have the industry standard Modbus interface, and this can present as a Modbus master interface or a Modbus slave interface. Unidata Neon Remote Terminals and Modules can connect to the Modbus interface of most RTU equipment and can extract status and readings information on a routine basis, say every 5, 10 or 30 minute basis and transmit that data across a cell phone and / or a satellite link and display those status points and readings on the standard Neon Server from anywhere on the Internet using a standard web browser. The Neon Server also has the ability to present the Modbus information on a Modbus TCP direct interface, as though that interface was the actual RTU Modbus interface in the remote location.
Subject to Health, Safety and Security Regulation requirements, limited control functions can be initiated across the link, for example remote shutdown.
There are some typical application scenarios detailed below.
This application example shows specific pressure and temperature sensors being read via standard industrial 4-20mA analog inputs. The data is available for reporting out by ftp, web services and a specific SQL database view.
This application example shows a typical (for example Emerson ROC) RTU being used by the Neon Remote Terminal, then being passed to the Neon Server and then being presented out of the Neon Server as a Modbus TCP interface. For this application, it would be being fed via Modbus TCP to a typical central SCADA system ( for example Emerson Delta V)
The data is available for reporting out by ftp, web services and a specific SQL database view.
This application example shows a typical (Emerson ROC) RTU being used by the Neon Remote Terminal, then being passed to the Neon Server and then being presented on the Neon Server Web. The data is available for reporting out by ftp, web services and a specific SQL database view.
|Options for Neon Telemetry - NRT / RTU / Field Units||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Cellular RTU 3G||2013F-AB03||Neon Metering Module 3G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Cellular RTU 4G||2013F-AB04||Neon Metering Module 4G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Cellular RTU 3G - Industrial||2016F-AB03||Neon Remote Terminal 3G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Cellular RTU 4G - Industrial||2016F-AB04||Neon Remote Terminal 4G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Low Earth Orbit Satellite Globalstar||2015E-AB0||Neon Remote Terminal - Satellite Globalstar Modem with Antenna and three Li Batteries|
|Ethernet||2017E-0B0-1 or 3||NRT Ethernet with single or triple Ethernet Ports|
with three Li Batteries
|Equatorial Orbit Satellite - Inmarsat||2018E-AB0-1 or 3||NRT Ethernet with single or triple Ethernet Ports|
with three Li Batteries
|LCD Display||2500E||NRT LCD Display|
|NRT Field Termination Strip||2103F||2015E,2016F,2017E, and 2018E NRT FTS|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-8M||8M Extended Memory Option|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-8M-CAM||8M Extended Memory & Serial Camera Option|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-CAM||Serial Camera Option|
|Options for Neon Application Software - Customer Server||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Neon Application Software||2302A||Neon Server Software Licence Incl 5 NAL |
|Neon Application Software||2302A-10||Additional 10 NRT Access Licences|
|Neon Application Software||2302A-20||Additional 20 NRT Access Licences|
|Neon Application Software||2302A-50||Additional 50 NRT Access Licences|
|Options for Neon Application Software - Unidata Server||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Neon Application Software||2301A||Neon Data Initial Subscription Setup Fee|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-01||Neon Data Service Fee for 1-50 NRTs|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-02||Neon Data Service Fee for 51-100 NRTs|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-10||Neon Data Service Fee Metering|
|Options for Conventional Dataloggers / Field Units||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Standards Starlogger||6004D-11||Red Logger 512K with Alkaline Battery|
|Display Starlogger||6004D-21||Blue Logger 512K with LCD and Alkaline Battery|
|Prologger||7001D-11||Green Logger 1M with LCD and Alkaline Battery|
|Starlogger Field Termination Strip||6103E||6004D FTS|
|Prologger Field Termination Strip||7100E||7001D FTS|
|Starlog V4 Management Software||6308A-AUE||Starlog V4 Full Licence Key|