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Web-based condition monitoring for unmanned offshore platform

The project:
An unmanned offshore platform required multiple intelligent electric actuators that could deliver remote condition monitoring and reliable, accurate control.

The solution:
Biffi installed up to 250 actuators, with a package that included ICON 2000 Electric Actuators and a Biffi DCMi Diagnostic Communication Master, plus a 19” 3HE rack for cabinet mounting.

The result:
  • A Mobus TCP interface to DCS allows for simple process control integration
  • Web server hosted for ease of access from multiple control room locations
  • Full diagnostic capability of critical asset in critical service applications
  • 25 km max. loop distance
  • Up to 18 loops available on a single DCM master
  • Fast and reliable 28 Kb/sec fixed communication speed (even at 25 km total loop length)