Mobile tablet computers have made it inside the control room replacing the traditional touch display very often used for the voice matrix or task scheduler.
EATOPS included the latest stylus-touch-based tablet from Wacom into its RIVOPS console layout. This evolution is a response to the use of tablet PC equipment inside the control room.
More on Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 console available soon.
Automatic generation of your OPC communication tables is just one click away. AutoGenforOPC is a script written in Python which parses your IO-list and automatically generates your OPC sever configuration files. It saves you of a day of work, without mistakes!
AutoGen is compatible with Siemens Step7, Automation Studio 4.2, CodeSys, & RIVOPS. OPC EATOPS products are compliant with OPC stacks v1.3.1340.
Watch the SwissCube live operations from our Noordwijk control room & secondary ground segment.
RIVOPS supports OPC UA (unified architecture, OPC Stack 1.3.340) for both DataAccess (DA) and AlarmEvent (AE). The new standard is compliant with the ISA 18.2 requirements on dynamic alarm arouping, alarm acknowledgment, display of advisory messages and alarm shelving mecanisms. EATOPS develops its expertise in using the standard to anticipate the growing demand related to Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things.
The introduction of VHF/UHF modems and remote terminal units -RTUs- within the core skillset of the company comes as a natural step after the SwissCube mission, 2009-2016. The telemetry is transfered at low bandwidth using a UHF/VHF Tetra infrastructure which is often use in critical operations (airport management, fire service ambulance, olympic games monitoring, police stations, pipeline monitoring, Suez Canal infrastructure, etc...).
EATOPS ships a 1-operator console to Production Unit Asker, MHWirth in Norway.
EATOPS releases an automatic fault-detection module. This piece of software is embedded at the lowest level of the process & control logic, directly inside the PLC code. This alarm grouping module is compliant with the 1 Hertz response requirement for Safety Alarm Systems (SAS).
In response to Statoil TR1494 on Alarm Management, EATOPS is contracted by Aker Solutions A.S. to upgrade its DRILLVIEW control system. The mud control room (PLC+HMI) is equipped with an alarm reduction module. As soon as an alarm scenario is identified, alarms are automatically compacted under an alarm header (also called parent-alarm or alarm group). The drilling package is ISA 18.2 compliant in the sense that it automatically cleans the alarm-list of the nuisance alarm messages. On the other hand, an advisory message is given to the operator suggesting him the way forward. The solution is now part of the production line, ready to be deployed on every new-built vessels. The control system software architecture remains compatible with older semi-submersibles allowing the company to retro upgrade its existing offshore installations.
This touch control panel displays the flow direction of the mud from pit to pit to the derrickman. Having a Mud-Flow overview control panel improves the awareness of the crew during drilling operations.
This software implementation was developed on the top of a PLC control software. It gets its inputs data from the SCADA system (Citect OPC DA, Schneider Electric). The challenge during the software integration was to script the automatic detection of valid trajectories and possible flow directions from a 3D CAD model of the plant. This type of panels is well suited for Mud Mixing Systems of third category. For more information on Automatic Mud Mixing System, the Derrickman console or Mud-flow overview panel, please contact our nearest distributor.
Provides support to the automation engineering team at Aker Solutions. EATOPS joins the 'first interactive' division working on PLC software testing & simulation.
TUGraz will make use of a 2-seat console for the operating the BRITE satellite mission. TUGSAT-1 was successfully launched on February 25th at 1331 (CET) 2013. First successful contract occurred 3 hours after launch during the first orbital pass over Graz (Austria).
Performing an update of a Fire & Gas detection system at Kristiansund, Norway, Lat. 63 deg N.
Preparing the release of the console generation 4. Add-ons to the previous design such as height adjustability, embeded UHF/VHF radios & embeded power boxes.
Providing offshore support during a 60-day test drill in Florø, Norway (latitude 61deg). Implement changes within the HMI before its journey to the North.