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Posted: 18 Oct, 2011

The many merits of Atmos Data Manager

Atmos Data Manager is a powerful system interfacing and data logging / validation facility, which can provide both pipeline and process industries with a hassle-free interface for existing and new pipeline application and control systems such as SCADA/DCS. It is a flexible tool for integrating both process and management information across an entire enterprise.

It can connect to multiple external systems via OPC, and when used alongside third party applications such as KEPServerEX, can be connected to virtually any system that uses an established communication protocol. It can gather both real-time and simulated data at configurable intervals and operate both in standalone and redundant configurations, where main operation is seamlessly transferred to a secondary machine on failure of the primary.

Atmos Data Manager acts as a data logger, logging field / Atmos application data to an MS-SQL database, and contains both an OPC DA client (OPC v1.0 – 3.0 compatible) and OPC DA server (OPC v3.0), allowing robust connections with third party applications. Alongside .xlsx export and import features, the built-in OPC client contains functions to assist system integrators in reducing the often laborious and time consuming nature of tag-linking exercises.

Atmos Data Manager can be connected to Atmos Trend, the most flexible and comprehensive data charting and trending tool in the market, for trending of historical/real-time and look-ahead data. It also allows engineering unit conversions to all OPC tags and can validate real-time field data, allowing pre-processing before pipeline leak detection, simulation or other functions are carried out.

A powerful custom VB.NET / C#.NET scripting facility provides flexibility in interfacing with other Atmos and third party systems, and comprehensive data manipulations. Connections to redundant server arrays can also be configured and controlled by custom scripts where necessary.

Atmos Data Manager can be installed as either a Windows service (configurable via the Atmos SMT - system management tool client) or as a standard Windows application. It acts as the central hub of all standard Atmos software installations and has been successfully deployed in a vast number of site installations, where it has consistently proved its intrinsic resilience, reliability, and scalability.