Furmanite’s state of the art technology
- PLC and SCADA software replace outdated UDC controllers an strip chart recorders
- A single laptop can be wireless and remote and control five, six-zone consoles
- Interchangeable laptops encrypt and store time/ temp data cannot be interfered with
- Heat cycle data is backed up/catalogued at the end of each shift
- Multiple charts and cycles can be run at different time eliminating the need for welds to be ready simultaneously
- Flexible outputs for time/temp data can provide a single TC or up to 30 TCs per chart
- Customer information/references are made available prior to start-up (line and weld numbers, piping isometrics, work order numbers, etc.)
- Built-in alarm functions identify heat cycle deviation, heater burnout and over temperature
- Data is encrypted and stored for accurate auditing, can be interrogated in detail (time segments/thermocouples, etc) and presented in protected pdf format’
- Furmanite continues to make design and technology improvements to benefit our customers
- Our latest design takes advantage of the reduction of internal components created by the technology advances and reduces the overall footprint of a single console to 625mm x 600mm x 875mm
- The smaller footprint allows us to use consoles in constricted areas that were otherwise unachievable with traditional equipment and further reduces the overall required equipment area in large projects or turnarounds where real estate is at a premium
- All new 6-Zone consoles being manufactured by Furmanite incorporate this new design
Furmanite documentation and security
Furmanite uses advanced SCADA software that contains fail-safes built-in to eliminate any possibility of documentation falsification.
The Furmanite heat treatment equipment has a fully encrypted file to store all time temperature data and weld information that is input prior to the heat cycle being started.
Each encrypted report has three unique fields that cannot be altered:
• Registration number – this number is automatically generated by the software and cannot be altered when the reports are printed off.
This registration number is coded to the time temperature file before any data is input and stored on the hard drive.
• Date of heat treatment – this date and time stamp is also generated by the system. It marks the time when the technician starts the heat cycle and when the system finishes the heat cycle.
• Chart – the heat treatment chart itself will not allow a technician or user to add or delete thermocouples once the cycle is started or after completion.
The SCADA software allows the operator to programme the heat cycles into each unit with the allowed deviation variables of the heat cycle and the number of heaters that are located on each zone.