RKM Engineering's Product Overview

By: Rkm Engineering Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: air quality, Data Loggers

This system provides a network to gather data on environmental parameters relating to air quality, water quality and water resources. The acquired information is processed and presented to the user at a central site, in the form of real-time data reports and/or using alarm annunciation. RKM Engineering's system is distinguished by the utilization of colour graphic displays, such as site maps, with real-time data displayed at the appropriate location. The central system produces historical reports in the format required by regulating agencies, from a database updated automatically from the individual data bases at remote sites or other EIS systems.

A typical system consists of a number of remote site locations, where data is acquired, and a central site where the data is presented. At the remote sites, data loggers,such as eg. SCADAPack RTUs or TeleSAFE RTUs, both manufactured by Control Microsystems Inc. of Kanata, Ontario, acquire data from a number of sensors or instruments, eg. air quality parameters (SO2, NO, NO2, O3, H2S, PM10), water quality parameters (pH, turbidity, conductivity, flow) and meteorological parameters (temperature, wind direction and speed, precipitation, humidity, solar radiation, barometric pressure). The TeleSAFE AQDL RTUs utilize a BASIC program, designated AQDL and produced by RKM Engineering, to process, validate and average the data for storage and on-site reporting and for transmission to the central on request. Similarly, the SCADAPack AQDL2 RTUs utilize a 'C' program, designated AQDL2, to do the same. All parameters are processed in a manner appropriate to their characteristics, eg. pH is averaged logarithmically, wind utilizes vector-averaging, precipitation is totalized, etc. Auto calibration scheduling and processing with invalidation and result reporting, an important feature for quality control of air quality data, is performed by the AQDL/AQDL2 programs as well. Communication between central and remotes can be via dial-up or leased lines, using a radio link or tcp/ip connection; it always uses an industry standard error-free protocol ("MODBUS RTU") to ensure reliable data transfer over noisy remote communication links. The EIS can support data loggers other than TeleSAFE RTUs, please contact RKM Engineering for details.

Some of the EIS2008 features are:

Keywords: air quality, Data Loggers

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