- August 30, 2018
- Thermon Industries, Inc.
August 30, 2018 –-Thermon announced the TraceNet Genesis Control & Monitoring System, a solution for managing heat trace circuit performance on process lines, tanks and instrumentation.
The TraceNet Genesis System gives access to comprehensive heat trace circuit information, including circuit performance history, fault analysis, and circuit drawings. Using this information, maintenance personnel can predict failures.
The TraceNet Genesis System provides on-panel access to heat trace circuit performance trending and histories of up to 6 months, for up to 72 heat trace circuits. Until now, this capability was only available by networking back to a remote computer.
A six-month history that reflects, for example, fluctuations or a steady decay in temperature could indicate that the system requires inspection to see whether the thermal insulation is being compromised or if an individual heater is not operating properly. By analyzing this data, maintenance engineers can assess the timing, process operating conditions, and any undesirable symptoms as an early indicator of a future problem. This type of data is critical to effective circuit and overall system maintenance.
Another feature of the TraceNet Genesis System lies in its ability to allow circuit isometric drawings to be stored and viewed locally, at the heat trace panel. As a result, maintenance engineers can determine the circuit’s location and respond to alerts. For the first time, isometric drawings need not be viewed from a remote computer monitor, but are presented on the local TraceNet Genesis touchscreen at the panel.
The TraceNet Genesis System includes a touchscreen user interface. It offers a user experience similar to that of mobile device apps. The interface gives an overview of the overall system status showing the operating status of 72 circuits at-a-glance. With a single touch, the user can navigate into circuit details in order to modify set points, manage alarms, see trending or view a drawing. The TraceNet Genesis System supports eight different languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, and Russian