ProSoft Insights / Application stories

Keeping electrical systems cool while reducing maintenance costs

Language

Search Insights

Categories

Tags

Subscribe

Yes, I would like to receive marketing information from ProSoft Technology, Inc., and its affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands indicated below.

I therefore provide my consent to the use of the personal information submitted here for the purpose of providing me marketing information related to ProSoft Technology, Inc. and its affiliates’ and subsidiaries’ products, services and marketing events. I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time. Additional information regarding ProSoft’s data privacy policies, including how to withdraw this consent, is available at www.prosoft-technology.com/privacy. ProSoft Technology, Inc. is a subsidiary of Belden Inc., and their affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands include ProSoft Technology SAS, ProLinx Comunicacao Industria, LTDA; Global Blue Networks Inc., and ProSoft Technology (Asia Pacific) SDN BHD.

Recent Posts

Leverage the IIoT to Achieve Business Goals

19 Apr, 2019 / Videos

Leveraging the power of the Industrial Internet of Things is a process that can take ti...

Top Benefits of the Newer Modbus Modules

16 Apr, 2019 / Products focus

Since we posted about the upcoming retirement of some legacy Modbus® modules, we’ve bee...

Have 3 Minutes? See How Your Operation Can Remotely Connect to Equipment

11 Apr, 2019 / Videos

You’ve probably heard of remote connectivity but might be a little leery – the security...

Need to boost your field instrument diagnostics?

09 Apr, 2019 / Products focus

If you have a bunch of field instruments in your distributed operation, you know the pa...

Keeping electrical systems cool while reducing maintenance costs

Keeping electrical equipment at the right temperature is key for many reasons: Besides the major safety factor, an issue with electrical components could lead to an emergency shutdown and losses in productivity and profits. Thus, staying alert to any changes in the operating temperature of your equipment is key.

A major oil and gas company has a location in Kazakhstan where they needed to ensure the cooling of packaged electrical equipment. Previously, if an alarm was raised that required attention, the system integrator would have to go on site to handle the issue. Even if it was a seemingly minor problem, that proved to be time-consuming and costly. 

The distributor Vestra Industry had a solution in mind. By using Industrial Cellular Gateways from ProSoft Technology to remotely monitor the electrical equipment, they were able to implement a very modern alarm system: The gateways could receive the equipment’s status from an EtherNet/IP™-based controller – in this case, a Rockwell Automation® Micro850 system – and send that alarm to a maintenance employee’s cell phone. The maintenance person could then remotely connect to the PLC and troubleshoot the issue, no expensive travel required. The setup also helped ensure longevity for the communications setup as well since the solution supports 4G LTE worldwide. 

“A reduced installation time for the project and the ability to remotely access important data via the PAC were key factors in the decision”, said Mihai Marinescu, Technical Support Engineer at Vestra Industry. 
“This solution helped reduce maintenance costs by 80 percent, increase production throughput by 70 percent, and reduce operating costs by 50 percent,” Mr. Marinescu said. 

Now the end user can rest assured that its electrical equipment is kept cool thanks to an innovative mode of industrial communication. 

 

Learn more about ProSoft Technology’s Industrial Cellular Gateway at http://psft.com/CBS.