Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas

Oil and gas companies need to manage and control their operations while meeting regulatory requirements of federal and local governments. CSWorks provides a method of building a system tailored to the organizations' needs, providing a means for monitoring and controlling the overall operation from a single location while connecting all satellite and remote sites with secure and reliable networking technologies (LAN, WAN and the Internet).

Open architecture

Open architecture HMI/SCADA framework enables our customers to integrate products from different vendors to develop solutions that are a lot more flexible than those built using monolithic systems. Open standards such as OPC, SQL, SOAP, HTTP protect your investment in software and hardware against obsolescence that can come with changes in the company structure, ownership or finances. To learn more about CSWorks architecture, see Architecture Basics section.

Support for different data sources

CSWorks allows data acquisition from a variety of PLCs, RTUs, DCSs using OPC (OLE for Process Control) middleware. CSWorks also supports data acquisition from SQL databases. For critical process control applications, system administrators can configure redundant data servers. CSWorks-based solution allows large numbers of I/O points and is capable of delivering up-to-date data to multiple, distributed operators’ stations, bringing you faster, precise communication, and reliable warning signs concerning pipeline leaks and other emergencies.

Web-enabled distributed operations

CSWorks is geared towards distributed solutions that enable monitoring and control of multiple locations with one software system. Not only can you monitor and access individual locations such as well heads, pumping stations or cooling towers, but you can also control entire pipelines and plant operations across intranets via wireless devices. CSWorks can operate in local area networks, intranets and the Internet, while providing full security. To learn more about CSWorks distributed architecture, see Distributed Architecture section.

Secure communications

The move from proprietary technologies to more standardized and open solutions together with the increased number of connections between SCADA systems and office networks and the Internet has made them more vulnerable to attacks. Designed with security in mind, CSWorks operates on top of the standard, secure communication protocols that guarantee data privacy and integrity. Client-server communications can be protected by using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) - the de-facto standard for the protection of online transmission of sensitive information. All communication channels between data servers and data collection points can be secured using existing infrastructure and technology.

Flexible Alarming subsystem

System administrators can configure CSWorks alarming to scale out and to provide redundancy. Alarm history can be saved in the database for the thorough off-line analysis. Operators who work with Alarm Summary views can be configure them individually according to their preferences. When acknowledging an alarm, operator can enter a comment that will be stored in the alarm database together with other events.

Data archiving to SQL databases

CSWorks can save historical data to standard databases, including Microsoft SQL Server, mySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. Using standard corporate databases provides long-term maintenance, reporting and retrieval throughout the retention period.

Real-time and historical data trends

Data collected from any remote or local data source can be quickly and easily visualized in CSWorks Trend panel. Information from different data sources can be merged and viewed on a single chart with powerful navigation capabilities. Operators can easily export chart data to Excel (watch the educational video).

User access management

CSWorks-based solution can be integrated with existing web-based user access management infrastructure, with a possibility to restrict access to specific screens and features on a per-user basis. Server-side authorization mechanisms prevent unauthenticated users from accessing the system, protecting the solution from sophisticated hacker attacks.

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