1. SETPOINT Machinery Protection System
The SETPOINT rack is an API 670-compliant machinery protection system that uses two basic module types to continuously monitor machinery data: Universal Monitoring Modules (UMMs) and Temperature Monitoring Modules (TMMs). The fundamental task for these modules is to continuously monitor the signals from connected sensors, condition the signals into multiple measurement parameters for each sensor, and compare these measurements against alarm setpoints. The real time data collected by these modules is streamed down the rack’s backplane to the System Access Module (SAM) where the digitized, encoded data is available at the CMS port via a Gigabit Ethernet port. The protocol used for this interface is open. An engineered interface exists allowing it to directly communicate with OSISoft’s PI software. Communication with other systems is also available by anyone wishing to write an interface supporting our protocol.
2. Server Software
The SETPOINT rack communicates directly with server software running on a host computer. This computer is normally a server-grade rack-mount machine running Microsoft Windows, PI Server Software, PI AF Server Software, and Microsoft SQL Server software. These software packages work in concert to collect and historize the real time data supplied by the SETPOINT rack. The data is then available to other PI servers and clients throughout the organization using local and wide area networks. Remote access is also available using the internet and standard, secure VPN (Virtual Private Networking) technology.
3. Client Software
Client software provides the data visualization tools needed to view historized and real time vibration and process data in the PI sever. Two tightly integrated client software packages are used in tandem to view data: An OSIsoft visualization client (PI Vision or PI ProcessBook) and SETPOINT CMS.
The OSisoft visualization client allows you to navigate to points of interest using highly intuitive, highly customized plant overview and machine train mimic diagrams. Once one or more points of interest have been selected in the OSIsoft visualization client, you can view trends, statuses, currently values, and other data, just as from any other point in a PI process historian implementation. From there, you can drill down even deeper into the data than standard PI visualization tools allow by means of our SETPOINT CMS Display client. It is used specifically used for viewing vibration waveforms via plot types that are not availale in OSIsoft visualization tools. SETPOINT CMS software can also operate independently of any OSIsoft visualization tools if desired, providing full functionality for navigating to points of interest and displaying trend information, alarms, and vibration waveforms, allowing powerful analysis capabilities.