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WEST TEXAS GAS TRUSTS WIN-911 ALARM NOTIFICATION SOFTWARE

It became clear that the SCADA system was not an infallible means ofmonitoring field stations; the systems would sometimes lose connection with the host computer. This caused delays in personnel response to alarms and increased the risk of severe warnings not being received before corrective actions could be implemented. As a precaution, the alarm points had to be visually monitored and staff would be required to call the appropriate personnel if an alarm came through. Regulations were
established for timely reporting. The management at West Texas Gas quickly determined that a secondary alarm support system needed to be installed. They were seeking something that would be able to monitor variable tags from the OPC server as well as monitor custom tags that were built into the existing SV32 SCADA system to observe and report flare volumes.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • WIN-911
    WIN-911 is the world’s largest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company dedicated to adding mobility to automation systems used in public infrastructure, manufacturing, oil & gas, building management, and other industries. WIN-911 is used in over 10,000 facilities, in seventy countries.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Energy
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Quality Assurance
  • CUSTOMER
  • West Texas Gas owns and operates more than 5,000 miles of natural gas distribution mainlines, which serve thousands of customers within the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • The search for a solution was a short one. WIN-911 alarm notification Software was already being used by other facilities within the company, including their environmental department, and came highly recommended. WIN-911 acts as a backup to the visual SCADA alarms by providing a secondary notification system that alerts personnel in the field if there is a problem. The system monitors the alarm points automatically via the OPC server and notifies on-call personnel by email on a 24/7 basis.
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    West Texas Gas can operate efficiently.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Management]
    Management is now better equipped to assess problems in the field.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1
    Staying ahead of environmental reporting has increased the company’s profits and cut down on extra paperwork due to late filings.
  • USE CASES
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    Structural health monitoring is a tool used to ensure the safety and soundness of structures. Structural health monitoring uses an assortment of sensors to collect and analyze data pertaining to any damage or deterioration that a structure may receive over the course of its life. The data that structural health monitoring systems acquire can help its users avoid structural failures.Numerous structural health monitoring systems are available. They differ by cost, quality, purpose, and technology. They use many types of structural health monitoring devices and software systems to analyze the data retrieved from the devices. The type of structural health monitoring system that should be used is specific to the structure or structures being monitored.Structural health monitoring is used on structures such as bridges, skyscrapers, stadiums, wind turbines, ships, airplanes, and many others. 
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