LinePack is a fully configurable add-on product for Schneider Electric’s SCADA Expert ClearSCADA, and will operate with AUTOSOL’s Autosol Communication Manager® (ACM). Saving time and ensuring peak performance, LinePack takes data from all of your devices and calculates volume in a pipe segment. Designed to perform line segment energy calculations between two RTUs or devices with up to two different pipe sizes, this product holds the capability of adding calculations together to create a total system/pipeline value. Data can then be masterfully stored in the SCADA Expert ClearSCADA database or viewed in AUTOSOL’s LinePack application.
This product offers fully customizable segment functionality, supporting the American Gas Association (AGA) gas flow measurement methods Gross1, Gross2, detail and manually entered FPV and offering multiple averaging methods for pressure and temperature. LinePack can use only upstream or downstream temperatures and pressures, if desired. Adding to its customizability, the Calculated Packed Volume based output numbers can be modified by using the Volume Calculation Multiplier and existing objects can be used for gas quality as well as RTUs.
LinePack offers a watchdog for each calculation made in addition to the surveillance of the overall program. The calculation rate is selected by the user ranging from every 0.1 seconds to once a day, and calculations can also be independently disabled if needed.
Installed and running on both primary and secondary machines, LinePack ensures you never experience unnecessary downtime in your processes. The copy of the program that is on the ClearSCADA “main” machine is the copy that will do the calculations. The other copy of LinePack will check to see if it has become the main driver, intuitively seeking to see it needs to take over main functions. The configuration information is also stored in the ClearSCADA database and is automatically transferred to the secondary machine by ClearSCADA. The configuration application accesses the ClearSCADA database.
Included in the LinePack product are sample templates and objects, including calculation setup sample, manually entered gas quality object and manually entered RTU values object.
The innovative technological capabilities of AUTOSOL products are protected by US patents 6,628,992; 6,950,851; 6,961,753; 7,073,182; 7,225,248; 7,587,481; 7,646,298; 7,673,337; 7,673,338; 7,747,710; 8,316,232; 8,364,950; 8,694,770; 8,898,481; 8,935,523; 8,966,117; 9,100,318; 9,306,946 and patents pending.