The GasPoint recording telemetry unit (RTU) is designed to provide secure and reliable wireless natural gas distribution network monitoring. Fast alarm notiﬁcations and accurate trend data assures full situational awareness of emerging distribution network issues.
GasPoint can be operated in parallel with existing circular chart recorders to add fast alarm notification and digital data collection capability to your remote monitoring or GasPoint can replace the circular chart completely. Five year battery life assures low-to-no site visits, eliminating the overhead of paper chart collections and data translations.
- Dual channel pressure recording for alarm and trend monitoring
- Circular chart upgrade or replacement
- Paperless data monitoring with encrypted data telemetry
- Regulation station monitoring
- End-of-line monitoring
- Historical trending
- Network modeling verifications
- Distribution Integrity Managment Program (DIMP) enhancement
- Fast alarm response
- Eliminates paper chart overhead
- Unattended remote site monitoring
- No power or communication drops required
- Secure and reliable LTE Cat M1 cellular telemetry
- SCADA independent operation
- Power outage impervious
- Low-to-no site maintenance
- Situational asset awareness
- Fast SMS or email alarm notifications
- Single or dual channel, 5 to 500 psi internal pressure sensors
- EneticsEDGETM analytic User Interface
- Cloud-based SQL encrypted database
- Up to 5 year battery life, field replaceable
- AES128 data encryption
- User configuration programmability
- NEMA 6/IP67 packaging
- Wall or pole/pipe mounting options available
- Low cost of ownership
GasPoint is provided with one or two internally mounted static pressure sensors. These internal sensors can range from 5 to 500 psi full scale. Field interface is a common 1/4” swagelock bulkhead fitting, intended to utilize existing site hardware lines. Internal pressure sensors are available in either high accuracy ATEX intrinsically certified versions or relaxed accuracy, non-certified versions. This solution provides users with a wide range of monitoring options. GasPoint provides an optimal, unattended digital solution for replacement of circular chart recorders. .
Wireless Communications / Five Year Battery Life
The GasPoint RTU utilizes fast-emerging narrowband LTE/ Cat M1 cellular network technology to provide secure and reliable data telemetry coupled with up to a ﬁve year battery life. Simple to install, GasPoint eliminates the need for site maintenance and data collection visits, freeing your team to address more pressing issues.
Attribute data can be sampled at periodic intervals ranging from once per minute to once per 8 hours. Recorded data is uploaded on a periodic schedule, typically once every day, to the remote cloud servers. Data hosting can be securely provided by Enetics private cloud (Microsoft Azure) or Customer on-premise servers. Readings that exceed user-defined alarm conditions are identified and vetted at the remote site and text, email, and dashboard notifications are sent out immediately, regardless of the programmed cellular call-in schedule, allowing personnel and control room notifications to approach real time.
Access to the EneticsEDGE™ User Interface software is included with your remote monitoring system and provides secure access to collected field data from the control room, the office, or from remote on or off-site locations. Fielded recorders are monitored with GIS mapping methods and a user configurable analytic dashboard. Alarm and site status, configurations, call-in schedules, sampling rates, and personnel access levels and alarm assignments are easily viewed or updated over the air, eliminating repeated site visits. Raw sampled data is always sent to and stored in the cloud servers but EneticsEDGE has the ability to perform data compression ranging from 15 minutes averaging to 24 hour averaging for improved visibility to the Utility.
The GasPoint RTU, internal cellular modem, antenna, and battery are integrated into a small NEMA 6/IP67 polycarbonate enclosure weighing less than two pounds. Provisions for mounting and locking are included. External cellular antennas are available for electromagnetically compromised installations.