Control System Computer - Reliable for Harsh Environments

Captec has provided us with a
complete, integrated solution for our supervisory monitoring and control systems. This saves us time, money and aggravation in the supply chain.

Senior Hardware Engineer

The solution is for a leading global oil services company that provides engineering and construction services, technologies, product solutions and field-life solutions for the oil and gas industry.

The Challenges:

  • Short depth, yet highly expandable 2U computer system, capable of operating in a high dust/grease environment
  • Integrated and pre-tested with options for specialist PCI I/O add-on cards
  • Operate with a redundant system with automated switchover
  • Operation in a harsh offshore environment
  • Must be deployed in a wide variety of cabinet installations
  • Highly reliable, with continuity of supply and exact build replication due to offshore deployments

The Solution

  • Short depth 2U industrial 19” rack PCs with optional watchdog controlled switch over
  • Industrial grade air filtration and positive chassis pressurisation to prevent dust/grease ingress, to operate in harsh environments
  • Fully configured systems with installation, configuration and testing of third-party I/O cards
  • Configuration control and obsolescence management of systems for continuity and longevity of supply
  • The customer’s installation and configuration manual was incorporated into Captec’s ISO 9001 procedures

The Outcome

  • Fully integrated monitoring and control system with very high availability, operating in a harsh environment
  • Units have been highly reliable in the field
  • All the integration challenges are undertaken by Captec and a complete, fully configured and tested solution is supplied
  • Additional peripherals also supplied with the PCs, simplifying the supply chain, such as KVMs and industrial displays

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