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When machines and systems are operated at a distance from the main control center, efficient remote access solutions help ensure that everything runs properly – our everyday activities included.
Communication over long distances
Natural gas sometimes has to travel vast distances before it reaches the consumer. It isn’t uncommon for pipelines to be several thousand kilometers long. Monitoring them is no easy task – and would be almost impossible in the absence of a reliable data exchange system.
Painstaking monitoring of natural gas pipelines is absolutely essential if transportation is to be guaranteed and any potential leaks identified at an early stage. For this to happen, all sensors installed along the entire route must be connected to a central monitoring system via a powerful communication network that operates reliably at all times – even across great distances and often in difficult climatic and geological conditions.
Considering the stringent demands for security, reliability, and efficiency, redundant communication networks based on Industrial Ethernet are recommended for monitoring mission-critical applications like pipelines. If one point in the network fails, these networks ensure that communication is switched to a different, intact system within milliseconds, with no time delay in the data transfer and with no repercussions for the system itself. In other words, in network structures with a redundant configuration, the system can compensate for the loss of one of the transmission components – and the gas transportation is assured at all times.
Remote telecontrol and maintenance
Even if it is becoming increasingly common for machines and systems to be operated far from the actual place of production, it’s essential to be able to rely on their productivity and availability. Remote access is also growing in importance as a result.
Whether we’re talking about telecontrol – the monitoring and control of remote sites and substations – or remote maintenance that requires temporary, targeted access in the event of an error, remote access to machines and plant ensures greater efficiency and significant cost savings for servicing and maintenance. At the same time, this approach is a highly effective strategy for optimizing machine and plant performance without the time and cost-intensive on-site deployment of a service technician. The foundation is provided by powerful and secure networks known as remote networks that assure communication between different locations.
Partner of industry
The planning, design, and implementation of reliable and powerful communication networks demand both ability and technical knowledge. We are your skilled partner in helping ensure that your company-wide communications are designed to be future-proof.
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Around the world, companies in all industries rely on our skills in future-proof communication networks.
Gas from Yuanba in the eastern part of China’s Sichuan Province is used to supply power to almost 14 million people
A redundant communication network based on Industrial Ethernet assists with the painstaking work of monitoring the pipelines.
The network can compensate for up to five outages in the system – a highly unlikely occurrence
One of the largest water supply systems in Europe in terms of length and capacity
Over 22,500 km in length, supplying more than one million consumers
High-availability telecontrol solution controls 650 systems and 3,500 sensors in real time
Powerful and secure remote networks increase efficiency and save a great deal of money. We provide expert consulting for all aspects of communication across locations.
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