Alarm Autodialer Monitor Information (cont'd)
Analog inputs on the FleetZOOM FZ300 interpret
electrical signals from sensors or transducers
that provide a voltage or current which varies
proportionately to the quantity of what the sensor
is measuring. A good example is a fuel level sensor
for a fuel tank.
Let's take a standby generator for example, a fuel
level sensor is used to output an analog
signal continuously sampled
by the alarm auto dialer. This analog signal tells the autodialer the
fuel tank level and enables it to keep track
of fuel burn rate.
It can even estimate how
many engine run hours are left before the
generator runs out of fuel.
In this case the
genset fuel level acts like a generator
hour meter in reverse, counting down how
long the generator can run before it will need
fuel. Since auto dialer systems notify interested personnel whenever an
important status change occurs,
many auto dialer system features can be combined to provide a form
of closed loop feedback.
As the generator
runs and depletes the tank, once it reaches
a certain fuel level, a fuel service can be
notified that automatically dispatches a crew
to refill the tank for the generator needing
additional fuel. If the fuel level reaches a
critically low level, a supervisor can be
notified so an alternative fuel service can
be called to refuel.
The whole time while the
genset is running, data acquisition of the fuel
burn rates is stored by the system for
reporting and later analysis of efficiency
providing autodialer scada features. This fuel efficiency data can be exported
into a variety of formats enabling equipment
owners to evaluate the performance of their
equipment and spot trends before they become
Digital outputs on the FZ300 provide a means
to remotely control industrial equipment. These
digital outputs are typically dry contacts or
relays that can switch an electrical load on
or off remotely. While most of the time the
remote control features are used infrequently,
there is no technical limitation to the number
of times they can be used per day.
A common use
for an industrial alarm autodialer digital output is remote control of a landfill
flare. In a landfill gas system the landfill
flare used to burn Methane gas may need to be
shutdown or restarted due to severe weather,
or if a landfill gas to energy plant at the
facility is coming online or going offline.
Landfill operators are increasingly interested
in their greenhouse gas emissions as they
explore incentives for alternative energy
programs. They may use data from flare shutdown
reports in combination with other collected
monitoring data to calculate carbon offsets,
and finally the aggregation of data across
all of their sites to validate carbon credits
and total carbon footprint.
Industrial equipment owners and operators depend
on continuous remote monitoring of their
equipment to provide the best possible service
at the lowest cost. Advanced
wireless alarm autodialers like the FleetZOOM FZ300 provide key features
to improve the efficiency of almost any industrial
service depending on equipment. Now, thanks
to improvements in wireless technology, an easy
to install and low cost wireless monitoring
system can be used to meet their needs.
Key features of the alarm auto dialers are totally wireless operation, no phone
lines are needed as is the case with
autodialers. Auto dialer cellular models use the existing cell phone networks
to send and receive data. A web based monitoring
interface is provided with FleetZOOM
service and is capable of many reporting
metrics of interest to equipment managers,
but is also easy to use and install thanks
to its design.
An internal battery backup
on the RTU (remote telemetry unit) enables
operation during power outages while an
onboard temperature sensor enables the system
to double as a temperature alarm auto dialer which notifies interested personnel about
environmental conditions in addition to power
loss at the site monitored.
The system provides
daily updates by email or text. It gives
immediate notification of any alarms or
events. Users can access the remote monitoring
system from anywhere, be it a home, the
office or any place with internet access.
The web-based configuration features provide
flexible options for the sensor and transducer
setup, while the online reports and history
files make exporting data for all the events
and alarms a snap.
As a manager of industrial services that rely
on equipment, consider the benefits of a wireless
alarm autodialer. FleetZOOM provides a complete
alarm autodialer, remote monitoring