Generator and Remote Site Monitoring Sensors

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Monitoring conditions at remote sites can be time-consuming as well as inefficient; typically leaving long intervals of time between checks where issues can go unnoticed.

With modern sensor technology, fault management is now simpler and more cost effective to use. Sensors are able to monitor conditions at remote sites 24/7 and send alerts should unfavorable conditions occur.

The SensorHawk and SecurityHawk series of monitoring base units are a scalable, economical, and easy to set up system that can provide a complete remote access solution for monitoring. In addition, our base units can be used at a number of locations as remote terminal units (RTU) to integrate with SCADA data acquisition systems.

Enviromon’s product line consists of a series of environmental, security and power monitoring sensors that can be deployed to provide a powerful set of intelligent alerts to help detect and prevent potential operational issues at your remote sites.

√ - SNMP traps and sensor polling available for third-party SCADA access control systems (MIB file supplied).

√ - All Sensors powered over ethernet from the base unit.

√ - Set custom thresholds and receive alerts via the web interface, email, or SMS text message.

 

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FOR GENERATORS

Diesel and Gas Fuel-level Monitoring

Many remote sites such as those used in the rail and telecom industries are essential to stay online even when commercial power fails. For this reason, many remote sites will also use generators to provide power during an outage. Although tracking fuel levels for multiple remote sites across a region can get complicated as each may experience power outages at different times, and consume fuel at different rates. This makes predicting fuel levels very difficult and inaccurate.

The SecurityHawk Fuel Level sensor is ideal for remote sites that depend on backup generator power to ensure that fuel tanks are filled and ready for the most critical moments.

√- Designed for monitoring levels of diesel and petrol fuel. Monitor level of liquid in a tank and display this level on the SecurityHawk 5E’s web interface and send alerts accordingly.

√- Instantly be alerted via web, email, or SMS before and when fuel level is below critical levels.  Advance alerting, provides fuel status for Normal, Low and Critical levels as well as additional alerting if tank level is dropping too quickly which notifies in the event of possible fuel leaks or theft to ensure tanks never run dry again.

√ - Capable of monitoring many types of tanks. The sensor assembly incorporates an advanced tank sender based on the ultrasonic measurement technology. Tanks can be in linear and nonlinear sizes as they are easily calibrated from a simple wizard that is run from the SecurityHawk 5E’s web interface.

Fuel Leak Monitoring

It is not uncommon for fuel leakages to go unnoticed from generators at remote sites which are not checked often. A slow fuel leak can present big issues when the generator is called on to supply power and is not capable or worse can lead to dangerously flammable conditions.

The SensorHawk Rope Fuel sensor can be used with gasoline or diesel generators in remote locations where early warning of fuel leakage or theft is vital to maintaining the power supply.

 

√ - Rope-type leak detector that is perfect for lying beneath fuel tanks. Detect liquid hydrocarbon fuels such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and others at any point along its length.

√ - Immediately once fuel is detected an alarm is triggered to alert key personnel. Alerts can be received via web interface, email, or SMS and can even pinpoint the location of a leak within a foot of the original source of contact.

Voltage Monitoring

Most generators at remote sites will have functions to startup automatically and supply power to the site as soon as a power outage is detected. Although generators may begin working automatically there is usually a lack of confirmation back from the remote site that this has occurred.

Enviromon’s SensorHawk DC voltage detector is used to indicate the presence or absence of DC line voltage and can be used in conjunction with a remote sites generator to provide confirmation of power failures, and the generators ability to provide backup power.

 

√ - Monitor for Power Failures and the presence of backup power. The DC voltage detector is used to alert to the presence or absence of DC line voltage, whereby providing confirmation of a power outage and backup power supply being turned on successfully.

√ - Set custom thresholds. Readings are available in both an absolute value and a percentage of full scale. Full-scale user programmable with both the base and top voltage from -60 to 0 or 0 to 60 volts.

FOR REMOTE SITE MONITORING

Enviromon’s CloudHawk service provides cloud-based data collection and real-time monitoring capabilities for multiple locations in a centralized platform.

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√ - Complete monitoring from a centralized platform. Sensor data can be collected, exported and monitored for your entire network of field sensors in one platform using the Cloudhawk service.

√ - Integrate into SCADA access control systems. All SensorHawk / SecurityHawk sensors support SNMP polling via the base unit and can be integrated into third-party SCADA access control systems using supplied MIB files and Cloudhawk service. SecurityHawk base unit also supports Modbus Master / Slave, Modbus RTU and Modbus over TCP / IP creating a simple and easy to configure Modbus to SNMP gateway.

Environmental Monitoring

Remote sites located outdoors likely contain a range of equipment that needs to be monitored and protected against potential environmental damages from internal and external forces.

√ - Protect critical assets from environmental damages. Enviromon’s smart sensors can monitor a range of parameters and send alerts when environmental conditions are above or below predefined thresholds for temperature, humidity, air flow and water leaks.

Security Monitoring

Remote infrastructure is often difficult to protect given that the majority of facilities go unattended for extended periods of time between manual checks and are often located in remote areas. Remote sites contain mission-critical assets and any compromise of these devices can impact the integrity and reliability of services.

Installing a web-enabled video surveillance system to monitor remote facilities makes it possible for an operator to monitor several remote sites from one centralized platform. In addition, Enviromon's video surveillance systems can incorporate the use of smart sensors for motion or door entries to trigger automated recording and alert operators in real-time.

√ - Add real time or event based video recording for complete peace of mind. Enviromon’s SecutiryHawk line of cameras can provide live 24hr streaming video or be triggered using peripheral motion or door sensors for event monitoring.

√ - Send alerts and video / photos via Email or SMS Text message. Alerts can include a link to live video stream or attached photos when configured with security cameras to provide visual confirmation and records of triggered events.

√ - Event Logging. Motion and door sensors can be used to keep accurate logs of motion or door openings for sensitive areas.

Remote Power Control

Device failure may be impossible to prevent, but the vast majority of outages can be fixed with a simple on / off reboot. Typically a technician or operator is required to visit a remote site in order to reboot a failed system, which leads to increased downtime and added expenses for service calls.

With easy configuration and integration with our base units, Enviromon's sensor controlled relay defines a new era in environmental management and provides an ideal solution for managing reboot functions at remote sites without the need for expensive, time-consuming service calls. The device can also be monitored and controlled by external management systems via SNMP to reboot failed devices and get up and running in the most cost effective way possible.

√ - Control power remotely to save time, eliminate site visits and save money. Sensor-controlled relays can be controlled manually via the integrated web interface on the SecurityHawk or can also be controlled through the base unit via external computers using the included SNMP command line utilities either interactively or programmatically.

√ - Reboot power automatically or interactively. Monitored devices using PING, SNMP or more sophisticated command response scripts can be integrated via base unit to provide status, and triggers in the event remote equipment responds incorrectly. An encrypted, password protected software shutdown command can be issued. If the system fails to respond automatically, the base unit using sensor relays connected to the power control for that device can cut the power supply to the connected equipment at the relay to reboot the system.

Remote IO Control

Enviromon's dry contact sensors in conjunction with our base units can give you the flexibility to monitor and control equipment remotely across distributed networks and receive automated alerts for predefined equipment statuses.

 

√ - Dry contacts can be configured as inputs or outputs. Dry contact sensors can be used to detect many types inputs when used with UPS systems, security systems, alarm panels, generators or air conditioning units.

√ - Automated Responses. Dry contact sensor can be used to trigger audible siren alarms, manual switch on and off relays or monitoring and controlling cooling systems, generators, and UPS systems.

√ - Powered over ethernet connection to the base unit.

Off-grid power supply and battery monitoring

Monitoring backup power supplies and UPS systems are essential to ensuring the reliability of these systems when they are needed.

Enviromon's SecurityHawk base units can monitor the health of existing UPS systems and emergency generators using dry contact connections over SNMP protocols.

 

√ - Temperature and Battery Health monitoring. Depending on the type of battery supply, using dry contact or ethernet connections to the base unit, battery health can be monitored using SNMP so that scheduled maintenance can be arranged before the backup power supply fails.

Contact us at Enviromon to discuss your server room situation and we will be able to provide you with the best recommendations to monitor your server room and prevent avoidable disasters like these.

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