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What types of data are being sent in the EMIT Connect system?

What types of data are being sent in the EMIT Connect system?

When you invest in the EMIT Connect system, your company gains the ability to connect gas compression assets to the cloud. Two types of devices, the Dynamic Control Touchscreen (EMIT panels) and the Data Relay (3rd party panels), send information from the compressor unit. Let's explore the four different types of data they send:

  1. Runtime Data
    Every 15 minutes, your device sends compressor sensor data. This data consists of up to 50 fixed data points, collected from available sources. Some slots may be empty if there is no data to report.You can view this runtime data in different formats, such as lists, charts, or downloads, through the telematics portal. The Data Relay can retrieve information from a Modbus table connected to the annunciator panel or the engine, filling in the same data slots as the DCT.

    Unlike the DCT, the Data Relay can only get information from two sources- a Modbus table that is set up to connect to the annunciator panel, or the engine. The data relay will ultimately fill in the same data slots as theDCT so that both types of units appear similar on the site. 
  1. Alarm Events
    The system alerts relevant personnel through email, text message, or voice call when an event occurs. You can receive alarms for unit start-ups, shutdowns, or stops. The alerts include information about the relevant sensor that triggered the shutdown, such as "Low SuctionPressure." In the case of engine shutdowns, the alert may include the engine fault code, like "Cylinder 5 Detonation High."

    The alarm message provides a link to a snapshot displaying the alarm information. Users can acknowledge the alarm or check if someone else has already acknowledged it.
  1. Minor Daily Information
    These devices send a few items only once a day, like the runtime data mentioned earlier. The data includes items that do not frequently change, such as location and software versions. This information appears on the site in a similar format as runtime data.
  2. Brain/Annunciator Configuration File (DCT Only)
    The DCT sends the Brain (main panel) a configuration file once a day.This configuration file can be viewed on the portal and on-site, and it includes all the panel settings, such as sensor locations, alarm limits, and startup settings. The site also displays a history of sensor/alarm changes using this configuration information.

    Investing in the EMIT Connect system ensures that your company can gather vital data from your gas compression assets and receivetimely alerts, empowering you to make informed decisions about your operations and equipment maintenance. 


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