Automatic Data Logging System (ADLS)
ERL’s Automatic Data Logging System is a state-of-the-art substation communication gateway that helps manage power distribution systems efficiently, cost-effectively and exercise complete control. Data integrity and reliability are assured along with protection of the substation. ERL Gateway cum RTU based solutions is used in the power distribution network of industry.
These Remote control and monitoring solutions in utility & specific industries will also connect enhanced SCADA/ Circle level SCADA system in utility sector.
- Remote terminal units (RTUs) connect to sensors in the process and converting sensor signals to digital data. They have telemetry hardware capable of sending digital data to the supervisory system, as well as receiving digital commands from the supervisory system. RTUs often have embedded control capabilities such as ladder logic in order to accomplish boolean logic operations.
- Programmable logic controller (PLCs) connect to sensors in the process and converting sensor signals to digital data. PLCs have more sophisticated embedded control capabilities, typically one or more IEC 61131-3 programming languages, than RTUs. PLCs do not have telemetry hardware, although this functionality is typically installed alongside them. PLCs are sometimes used in place of RTUs as field devices because they are more economical, versatile, flexible, and configurable.
- A telemetry system is typically used to connect PLCs and RTUs with control centers, data warehouses, and the enterprise. Examples of wired telemetry media used in SCADA systems include leased telephone lines and WAN circuits. Examples of wireless telemetry media used in SCADA systems include satellite (VSAT), licensed and unlicensed radio, cellular and microwave.
- A data acquisition server is a software service which uses industrial protocols to connect software services, via telemetry, with field devices such as RTUs and PLCs. It allows clients to access data from these field devices using standard protocols.
- A human–machine interface or HMI is the apparatus or device which presents processed data to a human operator, and through this, the human operator monitors and interacts with the process. The HMI is a client that requests data from a data acquisition server.
- A Historian is a software service which accumulates time-stamped data, boolean events, and boolean alarms in a database which can be queried or used to populate graphic trends in the HMI. The historian is a client that requests data from a data acquisition server.
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- A supervisory (computer) system, gathering (acquiring) data on the process and sending commands (control) to the process.
- Communication infrastructure connecting the supervisory system to the remote terminal units.
- Various process and analytical instrumentation