Monitoring System - Environmental and Structural
Pragma Engineering develops and set up dataloggers, monitoring and control systems for environmental and structural purposes. The company is able to analyze specific customer requirements in order to provide all the components needed to realise a full integrated monitoring system.
The designs comprise the supply of a whole monitoring system (data acquisition units, sensors, conditioning units, etc.), as well as the supply of specific hardware/software elements that must be integrated with pre-installed systems delivered by the customer or by third parts. Main application fields of monitoring solutions:
- Meteorological stations and microclimatic data acquisition units
- Pollution monitoring systems (Air, Water and Soil)
- Acoustical monitoring and noise level detection
- Structural monitoring systems (deformations, vibrations and landslide movements)
- Networked monitoring systems (multiple acquisition units on wide areas)
- Current inputs monitoring system in photovoltaic plants
Pragma Engineering S.r.l. realises and mounts remote monitoring systems and control systems for application in environmental and structural field. Pragma Engineering is able to analyze specific problems of the customer and to provide custom and integrated solution of a monitoring systems full compliant with requirements. The company is able to analyze the specific problems of the client and provide all the information necessary for the realization of a comprehensive and integrated monitoring system that fully meets the requirements.
- REDAS: Electronic control unit for monitoring environmental parameters, with data transfer via radio.
- AUTOCLIN: Tiltmeter system for automatic measurement of landslides.
- Installation of monitoring systems including tiltmeter probes
Pragma Engineering has designed and developed in 2011 an Inverter DC Current Inputs Monitoring System for photovoltaic power plants.
The monitoring system is able to acquire DC input currents of inverter devices included in a photovoltaic plant. In detail the monitoring system includes 8 current channels in order to acquire 4 DC lines for the master unit inverter and 4 DC lines for the slave unit inverter.
The system has no views on local, but it can be queried via MODBUS TCP/IP protocol by Ethernet connection included in the controller module. The system has been configured with MODBUS parameters in order to permit requests by SCADA application supporting MODBUS communication protocol.
Any fails of the transducers or of the system will be storage in the status discrete registers, in addition a led will be blinking in case of transducer fail or will be on in case of system fail (in normal operating mode the led will be off ).(IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-64)5 grms, 10 to 500 Hz
System Processor clock 400MHz Non volatile RAM 256MB System RAM 128MB Ethernet port 10BaseT and 100BaseTX (100Mbps max) Serial port RS232 (115200bps maximum) I/O Module slots 4 (different kinds of I/O can be connected) Power Supply range 9 to 30VDC Consumption 15W maximum Environmental Operating temperature
(IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2)
-20 to 55 °C Operating humidity
10 to 90% RH, non condensing Operating vibration
(IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-64)
5 grms, 10 to 500 Hz Maximum altitude 2000m
Starting from 1999 Pragma Engineering S.r.l. was charged by City of Siena to execute a monitoring intervention on tuff spreaded in Piazza del Campo when is running the Palio of Siena and this monitoring activity has the objective to improve safety conditions of jockeys and horses during the race.
The main intend of the monitoring is the characterization of the soil (tuff) spreaded on the square when the race is running through detecting microclimatic parameters and physical features of the soil.