MTU EIM Monitoring Capabilities Added

Monico’s communication capabilities in the marine monitoring marketplace now include MTU’s EIM (Engine Interface Module) along with a long list of others.  b2ap3_thumbnail_MTU_Friedrichshafen_logo.svg-1.png

Our Gateways can collect the almost 290 faults and statuses in MTU’s EIM along with other engine data and broadcast that over four Ethernet protocols (ModBus TCP, Siemens S7, Allen Bradley ControlLogix and GE SRTP) as well as Modbus RTU via RS232 and RS485.

Without a Monico Gateway, a ship’s control system would need to use multiple devices to collect engine data and translate that into the proper protocol. But with Monico, that can all be done with one pre-configured, easy to install device.

The MTU EIM is #1 in the yachting industry and is used in the workboat market as well. 

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Monico, Inc. Names First Distributor in PIC Appalachia

Monico Monitoring has authorized its first distributor in Power Ignition and Controls Appalachia (PICA). PICA will distribute and install Monico CDL Gateways and the mGuard™ line of smart applications for the compressors in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions. 

“The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays offer a large market for LubeWatch, our compression lubrication monitoring product. Because PICA has a reputation in that region for exceptional engine and compressor control solutions, this partnership was a great fit for both companies,” says Monico GM Allen Walker. 

When Monico hired Kevin Christian in April of 2015, he brought with him a reputation for an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the natural gas upstream and midstream markets. It was that knowledge combined with his long-standing relationship with PICA that introduced the company to Monico products. 

mGuard LubeWatch is a smart app designed to provide continuous monitoring of a compressor’s divider block lubrication rates. Adding LubeWatch to a Monico PLUS Gateway™ provides both local and remote confirmation of reciprocating compressor lubrication rates. A local interface provides immediate feedback for pump adjustment while a remote alarm interface notifies the user when the lube rate is either over or under the current desired rate.

PICA GM Larry Guess notes, “It was a natural fit to partner with Monico.  As our customers continue to seek improved abilities in monitoring operational conditions in real time, the Monico product line addresses this need perfectly”. 

About PIC Appalachia

PIC Appalachia provides engine and compressor control products and solutions to the natural gas industry. The company offers products and services to help keep gas compression facilities up and running, optimize engine and compressor performance and comply with environmental regulations.

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Real Time Actionable Intelligence™

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We have begun using the term 'Real Time Actionable Intelligence™' to refer to our ability to combine local data acquisition with on-board data analytic to provide an enhanced condition monitoring for the industrial market; condition monitoring with an ‘edge.’ By collecting, analyzing, storing and trending equipment data we create intelligence that can not only alert users to the need for immediate action, but also answer questions about future performance. In a field that currently has a shortage of experienced technicians, this allows for less people to accomplish more. This is the best of condition monitoring- averting problem in real time and preventing issues in the future while saving on manpower.

Condition Monitoring Smart Apps

Our line of mGuard “smart apps” use Real Time Actionable Intelligence™ to offer end users valuable local and remote data through the combination of local data acquisition and on-board data analytics that present them with operational recommendations and alerts based on real-time data analyzed in the local environment.  These smart apps are application specific and use the wealth of data our Gateways collect to provide valuable recommendations that optimize operational efficiency, improve asset reliability, reduce maintenance costs and help prevent catastrophic failure.

Review the LubeWatch page on our website today or contact sales@monicoinc.com for more information. 

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