Schneider Electric, Telemetry & Remote SCADA Solutions Announces The Release Of The VC10 Valve Controller
Innovative battery-powered controller is first of its kind in the market.
Telemetry and Remote SCADA Solutions, a division of Schneider Electric, recently announced the launch of the VC10 Valve Controller to its Accutech wireless sensor network product line. A battery-powered wireless field device, the VC10 is used to control pneumatic valves in hazardous locations with unique functionality that offers optimized natural gas wellhead automation solutions to operators.
Using a patent pending technology called Progressive Pulse Control (PPC), the VC10 is ideal for operation of pneumatic valves in a wide range of upstream oil and gas applications. Coupled with Accutech's state-of-the-art power management technology, the VC10 is capable of operating in the field autonomously for over 50,000 cycles which equates to years of maintenance free operation.
"The VC10 is the last link in what we call the wireless wellhead," says Stephen Goodman, Senior Product Manager Accutech. "Together with other Accutech field devices the VC10 enables our customers to deploy entirely wireless battery-powered wellhead automation systems without the costs of wiring, trenching, maintenance and more, all with Class 1, Div 1 certification."
Included with the VC10 are two digital inputs, the first configured as a counter for use in plunger arrival systems and the second for use with any discreet signal. An integrated pressure sensor is incorporated as a feedback mechanism in the PPC circuit and as a useful diagnostic for wellhead operators. Magnetic switches and a LCD display allow for configuration settings in the field without compromising zone restrictions.
The VC10 is protected by an industry leading 3-year warranty and is available for order now.
About Schneider Electric, Telemetry&Remote SCADA Solutions
Schneider Electric, Telemetry & Remote SCADA Solutions, is a global supplier of remote automation solutions for SCADA systems in oil and gas, water and electrical utilities applications. Solution components include Accutech wireless instrumentation, SCADAPack Smart RTUs, Trio long-range data radios, and ClearSCADA enterprise software. All products are engineered to operate in harsh, unattended environments delivering higher productivity and efficiency while reducing operational costs across a wide area infrastructure. For more information visit: www.controlmicrosystems.com.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000 plus employees achieved sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy". For more information, visit www.schneider-electric.com.
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