vista-automation-logo Components

All components are developed for harsh environments, thus ensuring a reliable operation onboard.

All I/O nodes are equipped with earth leackage, external voltage detection, galvanic islolation from power supply as well as with a cover plate containing project-related channel labels.

[PCS] <br>Process Control System

[PCS]
Process Control System

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[SMU] <br>Substation Management Unit

[SMU]
Substation Management Unit

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[PCP] <br>Process Control Panel

[PCP]
Process Control Panel

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[DAD] <br>Data Acquisition Display

[DAD]
Data Acquisition Display

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[RCP] <br>Remote Control Panel

[RCP]
Remote Control Panel

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[VBI-6 Plus] <br>Vista Bus Interface

[VBI-6 Plus]
Vista Bus Interface

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[VBI-1] <br> Vista Bus Interface

[VBI-1]
Vista Bus Interface

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[SCN] <br>Slave Clock Node

[SCN]
Slave Clock Node

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[DCI-24 Plus] <br>Digital Contact Input

[DCI-24 Plus]
Digital Contact Input

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[DCO-8 Plus] <br>Digital Contact Output

[DCO-8 Plus]
Digital Contact Output

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[DCO-16 Plus] <br>Digital Contact Output

[DCO-16 Plus]
Digital Contact Output

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[DVI-24] <br>Digital Voltage Input

[DVI-24]
Digital Voltage Input

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[API-6/3 Plus] <br>Analog PT100 Input

[API-6/3 Plus]
Analog PT100 Input

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[ATI-6 Plus] <br>Analog Thermocouple Input

[ATI-6 Plus]
Analog Thermocouple Input

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[ACI-6 Plus] <br>Analog Current Input

[ACI-6 Plus]
Analog Current Input

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[ACO-8 Plus] <br>Analog Current Output

[ACO-8 Plus]
Analog Current Output

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[PPI] <br>Parallel Printer Interface

[PPI]
Parallel Printer Interface

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Alarm and Journal Printer or Paperless Alarm Printer

Alarm and Journal Printer or Paperless Alarm Printer

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[XAS Distribution] <br>Extension Alarm System

[XAS Distribution]
Extension Alarm System

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[XAS] <br>Extension Alarm Panel

[XAS]
Extension Alarm Panel

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[PCS] <br>Process Control System

[PCS]
Process Control System

The Process Control System (Graphic Workstation) represents the highest level of the manmachine interface of the integrated automation system VISTA AUTOMATION and consists of one or several single working places.
The working places are equipped with high-quality computers with keyboard and trackball as equivalent input units as well as a high-resolution colour monitor (min. 1024×768 Pixel).

The different working places are redundant and monitor each other. Thanks to the permanent data compensation and the automatic error detection it is not necessary for a user to manually switch to the redundant station in case of an error.
Components, the continuous operation of which must be guaranteed, are UPS backed by an UPS (uninterruptible power supply) for the time interval stipulated by the classification authorities.

Process control
The implemented communication network (ETHERNET) with an optimized system bus protocol is capable of distributing both, a part mimic diagram invoked by the user and all alarms within 2 sec. or even faster
to up to 8 working places.

The open system architecture allows to process a distributed Client/Serverapplication via the network. Standard links are available.

The modern operating system Windows NT forms the basis for the process control software. It encompasses the possibility of implementing several language modules, which will also be considered in the ONLINE help.

Control Permission
Intelligent blocking mechanisms control the access rights of the individual working places and users. The access level is displayed. Besides the trend an alarm and event history for discrete status information does exist.

[SMU] <br>Substation Management Unit

[SMU]
Substation Management Unit

The SMU is responsible for the process management and the control of the process I/O nodes connected to a maximum of 4 independent fieldbus segments via the Fieldbus Converter VBI-5.
The SMU operates as the busmaster with self-diagnostics including I/O nodes.

All alarm information with necessary time stamps is transmitted to the XAS panels and to the alarm printer. In the case of a journal printout the SMU sends all journal information to the journal printer.

The communication to the Process Control Workstations can be realised in redundant version if requested.

In the case of systems with a redundant standby SMU an automatical parameter exchange between both SMU’s via process control system bus is included.

[PCP] <br>Process Control Panel

[PCP]
Process Control Panel

The Process Control Panel is a human machine interface which indicates all measuring points. The communication occurs by Ethernet.

Features:
• indication of active alarms
• ind. of not acknowledged alarms
• ind. of measuring points
• ind. of mean exhaust values
• changing parameters
• journal setup
• control of aggregates

[DAD] <br>Data Acquisition Display

[DAD]
Data Acquisition Display

The Data Acquisition Display DAD can be used as a local display and operating unit inside the process stations for alarm and monitoring functions. It is connected to the SMU via current loop serial line with an optimised transparent protocoll.

The basic module consists of 64 LED’s and the LC-Display.
It can be extended by up to three additional modules with further 128 LED’s up to 448 alarm and status informations can be shown on the LED modules.

Furthermore the Data Acquisition Display (DAD) can be combined with a Remote Control Panel (RCP) which enables the control of the various aggregates.

[RCP] <br>Remote Control Panel

[RCP]
Remote Control Panel

The Remote Control Panel RCP is used as al local backup display and operating unit inside the Vista Automation process station for control and monitoring functions.

Each of the controllable aggregates like pumps, fans and valves are displayed with a single LED. The basic module of the RCP controls 15 aggregates. It can be expanded by up to two additional modules for another 30 aggregates each

[VBI-6 Plus] <br>Vista Bus Interface

[VBI-6 Plus]
Vista Bus Interface

The VBI-6 Vista Bus Interface serves as a potential-free coupling between RS-232 and RS-485 fieldbus and Substation Management Units (SMU’s). The serial Interfaces of a SMU are adapted via optical coupling devices from RS-232 level to RS-485 level and are distributed to the fieldbus.

A potential-free power supply for the fieldbus is supplied from the internal 24 VDC supply of the VBI-6 (X 8).
Up to six fieldbus lines are toggled to the standby-SMU in case of failure and shut down of the main SMU.

[VBI-1] <br> Vista Bus Interface

[VBI-1]
Vista Bus Interface

The Vista Bus Interface VBI-1 serves as a potential-free coupling between RS-232 Interface and RS-485 fieldbus.
The serial Interface is adapted via optical coupling units from RS-232 level to RS-485 level and is forwarded to the fieldbus.

[SCN] <br>Slave Clock Node

[SCN]
Slave Clock Node

The Slave Clock Node SCN is connected to the masterclock and serves as slave clock for the Vista Alarm Automation System. After switching on the Automation System the SCN has to be adjusted to local time. Via clock pulses transmitted by the masterclock, the SCN is automatically triggered, in order to get synchronous operation with the master clock.

[DCI-24 Plus] <br>Digital Contact Input

[DCI-24 Plus]
Digital Contact Input

The Digital Contact Input node DCI-24 Plus is used for the acquisition of 24 binary potential free contact signals. It is possible to set rise and fall delays in steps of 0.5 sec. for each channel. The inputs can be individually inverted. Each input state is indicated by one LED per channel.

• 24 channel contact input
• Modbus/RTU slave
• Three way isolation to power and communication buses
• Ground fault monitor
• Detachable terminal blocks
• Redundant bus interface (option)

[DCO-8 Plus] <br>Digital Contact Output

[DCO-8 Plus]
Digital Contact Output

The Digital Contact Output node DCO-8 Plus is used for issuing signals via potential-free relays contacts. It is installed for controlling alarm means and output contacts of the alarm system as well as for control commands to the process. The relays are designed for a maximum load of 8 Ampere at 230 Volt and can be NC or NO contacts.

[DCO-16 Plus] <br>Digital Contact Output

[DCO-16 Plus]
Digital Contact Output

The Digital Contact Output node DCO-16 Plus is used for issuing signals via potential-free relays contacts. It is installed for controlling alarm means and output contacts of the alarm system as well as for control commands to the process. The relays are designed for a maximum load of 8 Ampere at 230 Volt with NC and NO contacts.

[DVI-24] <br>Digital Voltage Input

[DVI-24]
Digital Voltage Input

The Digital Voltage Input node DVI-24 is used for the acquisition of 24 binary voltage signals 8—36 V AC/DC. It is possible to set rise and fall delays in steps of 0.5 sec. for each channel. The inputs can be individually inverted. Each input state is indicated by one LED per channel.

[API-6/3 Plus] <br>Analog PT100 Input

[API-6/3 Plus]
Analog PT100 Input

The Analog PT100 Input API-6/3 Plus is used for the acquisition of PT100 resistance thermometers. These signals are digitalized and filtered afterwards. The filter degree and the deviation threshold value can be separately set for each individual channel. Both connection types of PT100, 3-core and 4-core are possible.

• 6 PT100 inputs
• 3-wire connection
• Linearization
• Modbus/RTU slave
• Three way isolation to power and communication buses
• Ground fault monitor
• Detachable terminal blocks
• Redundant bus interface (option)

[ATI-6 Plus] <br>Analog Thermocouple Input

[ATI-6 Plus]
Analog Thermocouple Input

The Analog Thermocouple Input ATI-6 Plus is used for the acquisition of 6 thermoelement channels of type J and K. These signals are digitalized and filtered afterwards. The filter degree and the deviation threshold can be separately set for each individual channel.
The reference measuring point (temperature sensor) for cold junction compensation can be internally or externally designed as requested.

• 6 inputs for type K thermocouples
• Built in cold junction compensation sensor
• Input for external cold junction compensation sensor
• Linearization
• Modbus/RTU slave
• Three-way isolation to power and communication buses
• Ground fault monitor
• Detachable terminal blocks
• Redundant bus interface (option)

[ACI-6 Plus] <br>Analog Current Input

[ACI-6 Plus]
Analog Current Input

The Analog Current Input node ACI-6 Plus is used for the acquisition of analog current (4..20mA) signals. These signals are digitalized with Sigma-Delta-AD-converters and filtered afterwards. The filter degree and the deviation threshold can be separately set for each individual channel. The input resistance is < 25 Ohm. • 6 current 4-20 mA inputs • Sensor/Transmitter supply • Monitor output • Overload and short circuit protection • Modbus/RTU slave • Three way isolation to power and communication buses • Ground fault monitor • Detachable terminal blocks • Redundant bus interface (option)

[ACO-8 Plus] <br>Analog Current Output

[ACO-8 Plus]
Analog Current Output

The Analog Current Output-ACO-8 Plus is used for issuing signals via 4..20mA current. It is installed for controlling gauges means as well as for control values to the process.

[PPI] <br>Parallel Printer Interface

[PPI]
Parallel Printer Interface

The design of the Vista Alarm integrated automation system includes alarm and journal printers.
The connection to the printer is a standard parallel printer interface.

Alarm and Journal Printer or Paperless Alarm Printer

Alarm and Journal Printer or Paperless Alarm Printer

The design of the integrated automation system includes alarm and journal printers.

In standard applications the alarm printout and the journal printout can be realized via either one printer or two printers, i.e. one for each function. For non-standard applications more than two printers are available on demand.
The connection to the printer is a standard parallel printer interface.
Pushbuttons can be connected to the PPI for an easy manual printout of the alarm list and up to 4 journal lists.

All alarm information with necessary time stamps is transmitted to the XAS panels and to the alarm printer. In case of a journal printout the SMU sends all journal information to the journal printer. The alarm is not printed due to the missing power supply. It is, however, stored and printed immediately after voltage recovery.

Alternately: Paperless Alarm Printer
The electronic alarm registration (paperless printer) is used as a replacement for the alarm printer and approved by Lloyd’s Register. The incoming alarm and status messages are stored on the hard disk of the main workstation (WS1) and also on a USB memory stick.

[XAS Distribution] <br>Extension Alarm System

[XAS Distribution]
Extension Alarm System

The Extension Alarm System is an independent alarm system which is equipped with panels for the bridge, the engine control room, the mess rooms and the accommodation. In addition, alarm- and journal printers can be connected.

The XAS Version “X” can be connected to a Paging System via potentialfree terminal contacts of DCO-nodes. The optional paging system extends the reach of alarms and the alarm-processing possibilities

[XAS] <br>Extension Alarm Panel

[XAS]
Extension Alarm Panel

Alarms are displayed as common alarms on all panels and as single alarms in a list on the LCD display.
The Extension Alarm System encompasses an Engineer Call System. In addition, fire alarm and XAS failure are alerted.

The Extension Alarm Panel XAS with panels is an independent system for notifying the engineer on duty in case of an alarm. It is possible to implement a maximum of 16 panels. Via a RS-485 bus the panels are connected to each other and to the substations. It is also possible to connect an alarm printer and journal printers to this bus system.