The PlantPAx System provides the best available technology for process control, monitoring and gas flow calculation. Included in the server-client architecture:
- OWS – Operator Work System
- PASS – Process Automation Supervisory Server
- EtherNet/IP network
- Prosoft Technology MVI56-AFC for dedicated gas flow and calculation algorithm using ISO-5167 measurement standards
- Endress+Hauser overload-resistant pressure and differential pressure and temperature smart transmitters provide data for accurate process control and flow calculations
The 520 smart measurement devices from Endress+Hauser are the real eyes and the ears of the process at the Kalmaz underground gas storage.
The Prosoft Technology MVI56-AFC Gas and Liquid Flow Computer allows PlantPAx to perform measurement of natural gas using ISO-5167 measurement standards. The module calculates flow rates, accumulated volumes, accumulated mass and accumulated energy up to 16m runs, making it cost effective.
The most significant benefit of using an in-rack MVI56-AFC flow computer is seamless communications providing data directly to the PlantPAx system. The calculation results are transferred back to the Processor memory for use in the control application or for transfer to Servers and OWS supervisory layer.
With Ex Interface relay modules the customer gained the right interface solution for the application. Intrinsically safe signal circuits are electrically isolated from the system and the process values are transmitted to the process control system with a high degree of accuracy.
The consistent and intrinsically safe solution for I/O addresses safety regulations for hazardous installation areas. The enhanced control and superior class visualisation are all integrated on the PlantPAx system to help increase the operational reliability.
“We got a robust control system within short installation window time,” said Dashgin Iskenderov, General Director Azneft PU (SOCAR). “The SOCAR team was also impressed with the PlantPAx system from Rockwell Automation and combined solution consisting of process management and flow computing.”
The consistent and intrinsically safe solution for I/O addresses safety regulations for hazardous installation areas. The enhanced control and superior class visualization are all integrated on the PlantPAx system to help increase the operational reliability.
The results mentioned above are specific to the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic's (SOCAR) use of Rockwell Automation products and services in conjunction with other products. Specific results may vary for other customers.