The Maxiflex system is designed to provide a cost effective and flexible means of networking any radiation monitor to a building or site-wide SCADA system.
Maxiflex is modular in design and can accommodate any type of digital or analogue signal, together with distributed intelligent communications modules. The intelligent radiation monitor interfaces makes Maxiflex an ideal system to distribute around the building or site.
Interfaces currently exist for Harwell 3230, Harwell 3280, Harwell AB96, Harwell G64, Harwell ICAM, and Lab Impex CMS2000. We are adding to the list all the time. Check with us for the existence of your monitor, if it is not listed here.
A mix of communications media may be applied to suit the site including Ethernet, Conet/c (any grade of 2 core cable up to 10kms without the need for repeaters), Modbus, PSTN, GSM and Radio.
Alarm and Event Management
In many installations there is a requirement for an independent real-time Alarm management system. The Maxiflex system incorporates an alarm handling capability.
The Maxiflex system can accept the hardwired High and Trip Alarms from each monitor. These alarms can be individually time-stamped by the Maxilarm alarm handling module’s real-time clock at source, and the alarms displayed to the operators on the OMNIFLEX Omni 4000 PC based alarm handling package.
The OMNIFLEX range of independent alarm systems such as the Omni16C, can also be integrated to provide independent backup for critical alarms, ensuring the appropriate levels of safety in the system can be achieved. PFD and MTBF data is available to aid in the verification of safety related system performance to meet standards such as IEC61508.
Experience where is counts
As part of British Nuclear Fuels Limited's standard ILW design standards, Omniflex was chosen to supply both radiological surveillance and alarm/event management systems. A number of new interface modules have been developed for the well proven Maxiflex I/O system to provide interfaces to any of the existing or new ranges of Harwell® and Lab Impex® Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation monitors.
The ILW design also includes the supply of an independent alarm management system, which is designed to provide real-time alarm/event monitoring. Omniflex Maxilarm and Omni 4000 systems were chosen to provide this critical monitoring and logging.
An investment in products that carry such a large responsibility requires confidence in our track record and the reliance of some of the world’s leading nuclear industries, such as BNFL, on Omniflex technologies, is sufficient testimony. To review the BNFL Preferred Supplier Status click here(800k)
A Complete Solution
Omniflex has vast experience in the design of complete data acquisition systems and has successfully implemented systems using most of the world leading brands of SCADA software (such as Intouch, iFix, Factorylink, Citect, and Panorama). OPC Servers and other open industry standard interfaces are available for integrating the Maxiflex system to wide range of third party Supervisory Systems.
A Maxiflex solution can provide you a complete building or site-wide overview of every monitor. This enables an operator to keep an overview of the entire system, but to quickly zoom through the individual buildings and rooms down to individual monitors, all from the central control point.
Ask us for more details on how we can assist you to meet your radiation monitoring obligations. Ask about our reference list of projects successfully completed in this specialised area.
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