More than ever on complex building support systems – air conditioning, UPS, and alarm monitoring – to keep their critical computing, communications and control systems operating. Downtime of these systems due to failure of the support equipment, and the adverse affect to productivity and profitability, is simply unacceptable.
Here is a brief summary of monitoring and alarming equipment that Elemco Building Controls uses.
IntelliloggerA powerful stand-alone data logging instrument with Modbus and network connectivity allowing for FTP, email, Text messages, and Web page serving of data, status, and alarms.Uses include Sub metering (By the panel/breaker), Process Alarming, Data Center Breaker Metering, Site Monitoring & Alarming.See Data sheet in download “PDF”
Sensaphone SCADA 3000The Sensaphone SCADA 3000 is the most advanced addition to our industrial line of Sensaphones. With our SCADA system, everything – including the software – comes in one comprehensive and inexpensive package for all the control and alarm capabilities you will ever need.
Sensaphone IMS 4000Introducing the Sensaphone IMS 4000, a stand-alone infrastructure monitoring system with integrated voice and modem, internal UPS, flash-disk storage, and a web server, in a simple-to-install 1U rack mountable package. From the wide array of its’ plug-and-play monitoring devices to its’ sophisticated software, the IMS 4000 is the complete, flexible, integrated system.
Web-Based Management Level ToolIn a critical environment at the time of an unwanted condition, building maintenance personnel at the site will be experiencing a high degree of stress. The manager needs to know what is down, what is running and what the operational level of impact is. Click on Image for demo.
The architecture of critical systems monitoring and alarming:
- Alarm inputs shall be hardwired directly from equipment being monitored.
- Alarm output(s) from equipment shall be powered normally closed (NC) contacts.(If powered NC is not available, then nonpowered NC should be used. If neither is available, the normally open (NO) should be used.)
- Network monitoring shall only be for CPU’s.
- All input alarms from all equipment shall be processed through an alarm logic management function.
- Local destinations shall be activated for individual/summary alarms via phone line for voice, pager, fax and email.
- All summary alarms shall be hardwired to a web-based server.
- Web-based server shall connect to customer’s internal network with no access from external equipment.
- All web-based software is built with an industry standard management tool, HP Openview.
See flowchart below for a visual explanation.