Graphic Rich Interface
- Web based / local interface
- Interactive mimic diagrams
- Flicker free dynamic page refreshing
- Graphical data snapshots
- Chart any RTU data point
- All RTU fields can be viewed remotely
- Alarm Dock display of latest alarms
- Single user / multi user
- Scheduled RTU reports
- Custom reports
- Reports calendar
- Fully searchable audit trail
- Alarms list
- Batch reporting
- Prover control charts
- Send reports via email as PDF or Excel® attachments
- Multiple printer support
- Intelligent polling of RTUs
- Duty / standby flowcomputers
- Dual redundant server
- Dual redundant networking
- Modbus server
- OPC server
- RTUs isolated from the network
- Distributed HMI
- Integrated webserver
- Remote access over Intranet / Internet
- Internet Explorer® 6.0 / 7.0, Firefox® and Safari
- Fully HTTP 1.1 standard compliant
- Fast performance - Low bandwidth connection
- Integrated 256 bit SSL encryption
- Digest authentication for secure password control
- User access authentication
- Individual user privileges
- Simple installation and setup
- Automatic configuration
- Custom layouts of every screen
- WYSIWYG editors with drag and drop interface
- No customised software required
- Secure, remote, world-wide administration and support
- Integration with Metrology™
Acquire™ is packed with features that take metering control systems to the next level in terms of setup, ease of use and accessibility.
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Graphically monitor the whole process in real time from the HMI in one clearly laid out and easy to read screen. Clicking on any device on the P&ID shows more detailed information about it along with a 10 minute chart snapshot. You can customise the P&ID with drag-and-drop ease.
View up to date information in real time from the metering station in your browser from anywhere in the world. Make changes to the set points and limits and they will be immediately updated in the flowcomputer. This real time information is also recorded in chart format.
Flow computer reports, tabular reports and styled reports are automatically downloaded from the flowcomputers and stored in the Acquire™ database. Reports can be printed, archived to disk or sent via email. Easily find archived reports by selecting them from a graphical calendar.
Springing onto the screen whenever a new alarm occurs and accompanied by an audible alert, Acquire™ quickly makes it obvious that there has been a problem on the system. View and accept alarms or manage alarm notification via email.
As new events occur in a flowcomputer they are automatically recorded in Acquire™. Events from multiple flowcomputers are chronologically interlaced and instantly searchable.
Initiate prove sequences with just a single click and then watch each stage as the prove progresses with animated prover graphics and real time updates. Prove run data and prover reports are collected at the end of the prove run and are automatically stored in the database.
Effortlessly schedule your batches in the flowcomputer from your browser, then watch as each batch progresses. When the batch completes, Acquire™ automatically downloads the batch report, and stores it in the database
Monitor your tank farm from your browser. Up to 16 tanks can be displayed on a single P&ID with graphical representation of levels, direction of movement and alarms. Detailed information is also available for each tank.
Apply control valves to the system and get fully working PID control logic straight out of the box. Select the required parameter and then nudge the valve position to incrementally set the flow as exactly needed.
Very easy setup lets you build a complete HMI in a matter of minutes, including P&ID, data screens, reports and alarms. A drag and drop interface lets you further customise the interface with no programming skills required. More Info
Scale Acquire far beyond just a single metering station. In fact, a single Acquire Server can manage up to 24 flow computers on 24 metering stations and up to 96 meter runs in total. If more stations are needed just link in another Acquire server.
Restrict access to the system on a user-by-user basis. Acquire™ provides full control over what each user can or cannot do. Acquire™ is multi user straight out of the box with no restriction to the number of users that can connect and no expensive user licences to buy. More Info
Acquire™ will dynamically translate the interface to reflect the native language of the user, including script languages such as Arabic, Russian and Chinese. Multiple languages can be used simultaneously.
Ensure maximum availability with dual Acquire™ servers, where both servers are active and are automatically kept in sync. Should one of the servers withdraw itself from service then the user is quietly transferred to the other server, with just an alarm raised. When the server comes back online, it is automatically updated with the data it missed. More Info
Maintaining communications to the flowcomputers is essential. Adding a second network card in each flowcomputer helps keep things running smoothly at all times. Acquire™ automatically monitors the state of each network and automatically switches if there is a failure in one. More Info
Duty / Standby Flowcomputers
The flowcomputer is the fiscal point of the system. Adding a pair of flowcomputers ensures that the metering station can still run even if a flowcomputer has gone down. Acquire™ monitors both flowcomputers and automatically switches to the standby machine if the duty machine fails. More Info
Native Flowcomputer Support
It doesn't matter what kind of flowcomputer you use, Acquire™ will automatically build a comprehensive HMI for it. Acquire™ has native support for all major types of flowcomputers including the Omni 3000 / 6000, Omni RMC / LMC, Daniel S600, Emerson's FloBoss 103 and ROC 809 and the Solartron 7951/7955. PLCs and smart instrumentation can also be included.
Monitor everything the flow computer does and perfom actions based on particular events. Raise alarms, generate reports, notify a PLC or export data to an Excel spreadsheet. Events greatly expand the range of possibilities for Acquire.
Seamlessly share data gathered from any connected flowcomputer to other computers using Modbus. Real time data from the field can be sent straight to the DCS.
Send and receive flowcomputer data to and from any OPC client using the built in OPC server. Any real time data from the field can be sent straight to a DCS or even Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Extend the capabilities of Acquire™ by using the built-in scripting feature to apply formulas to fields from one or more flowcomputers. Ideal for producing station totals, customised report values or for creating your own alarms.
Keep all your flowcomputers running with the same system time for an accurate picture of daily events. The flowcomputers clocks can be synchronised from the server time, network time or from a designated flowcomputer.