UK-based Crowcon has developed a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) solution that creates complete system visibility.

The new solution can run alongside existing DCS/SCADA/PLC systems or mimic panels which are used to monitor wider system views often incorporating other sensors including security, flow, smoke and fire.

“This solution enables our customers to view data from multiple panels from one central screen,” said William Allum, Crowcon’s Product Manager.

“Due to the system having the ability to store alarm and event logs, users can quickly understand the symptoms of a problem as they view the information and identify the exact location.”

“Vortex & Gasmaster HMI employs license activated software operated from a dedicated touchscreen panel.”

“As the system is modular, users specify the required number of input converters to link the number of controllers in their system. It monitors up to six Vortex panels or racks, or up to 10 Gasmaster controllers operating in one system, so either Vortex or Gasmaster.”

The display shows gas levels from all detectors from the chosen panel simultaneously and enables the user to easily adjust or test a system.

Users will also be able to see the details of each controller within the system, including alarm indications, as well as the compete configuration and location of each gas detector. 

The Crowcon HMI can connect with the controller via RS-845 MODBUS or ethernet cable which are capable of long-distance connectivity.