Oil Refinery Uses Standalone Data Logger to Help Increase Efficiency
By: CAS DataLoggers
CAS DataLoggers provided the automated data collection and transfer solution for a crude oil refinery (https://en.wikipedia.org/
The refinery installed 3 dataTaker DT82I Intelligent Industrial Data Loggers (https://www.dataloggerinc.com/
Each dataTaker DT82I data logger allows up to 4 isolated analog inputs to be used in several different combinations. The fully isolated channels prevent any cross-channel interference, which results in greater accuracy. Each DT82I is a single solution featuring FTP and Web interfaces, support for Modbus sensors and SCADA systems, and switchable, regulated outputs to power sensors. Additionally, the data logger's digital I/O channels and high-speed counters can be used to monitor equipment status or to count events or pulses.
Supervisors use the dataTakers' built-in web and FTP servers to remotely access logged data and all configuration and diagnostics, while USB memory stick support is included for easy data and program transfer. Each DT82I can store up to 10 million data points for extended logging, ensuring that the memory never runs out during operations.
With dataTaker's famously rugged construction, the data loggers offer 24/7 operation even under the extreme conditions and occasional rough handling in the field.
Meanwhile, dataTaker's intelligent alarm capabilities ensure that any increase or decrease in temperatures outside specification is immediately reported over FTP to selected emails and mobile devices. This makes for a safer work environment and more efficient operations.
The refinery realized several benefits following the installation of their dataTaker data loggers. The systems' standalone, low-power operation made them reliable solutions, while periodic FTP downloads made data collection fast and easy. The DT82I data loggers have also increased ease of access to the data recorded from the oil wells, storing data in convenient CSV format for later analysis and presentation with spreadsheet programs like Excel.
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