Refrigeration System Monitoring - Condis Supermarkets
The CONDIS supermarket chain needed to control reliably that its industrial refrigeration machines were operating correctly. At the same time the solution had to allow for manual testing of the level of refrigerant in the gas circuit when required, from the platform itself. This way they can act quickly in response to an alarm that the system itself should be capable of generating.
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Automation & Control - Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control SystemsInfrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Sensors - Gas SensorsSensors - Pressure SensorsSensors - Temperature Sensors
- USE CASES
Remote Asset Management
The CONDIS Supermarket chain.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
In order to meet the project requirements, a RTU (Remote Transmission Unit) was installed with MODBUS TCP communication capabilities that allowed us to retrieve data from the industrial refrigeration machine PLC and to send orders asynchronously. The Smart Data System owned SentiloProxy, was installed on the communication module to enable the system to send collected data to the platform and receive commands in return.
- DATA COLLECTED
Alarms For Automated Applications, Fridge Temperature, Gas Meters, Operation Performance, Pressure
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
Daily automated system tests have increased operational efficiencies.
Impact #2 [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
Real time monitoring of temperature and pressure of the refrigerant has been enabled.
Impact #3 [Process Optimization - Predictive Maintenance]
Automated alerts allow for predictive maintenance.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT