Vanguard Gas Turbine Control (Series 5)
Available from Compressor Controls Corporation
Series 5 Vanguard controllers utilize a fully deterministic, multitasking operating system. Automation and control programs, including our time-tested algorithms for antisurge protection and loadsharing, are implemented using the IEC-61131 programming standard.
Powerful, High-Speed Processor
The standard MPU card provides three 100 MB Ethernet ports for communication with our TrainTools workstations, and four electrically-isolated RS-485 serial ports for communicating with Modbus masters or other Series 5, Series 4, or Series 3 Plus Controllers.
High Resolution Time Stamping
Vanguard’s fast scanning and execution rates not only benefit the quality and reliability of control, but also permit reconstruction of significant events with resolution equal to the loop time of the controller.
Specialized Local I/O
Vanguard’s chassis-based local I/O card (IOC) is designed to handle critical I/O points that require high processing speeds, such as frequencies from magnetic pick-ups for measurement of rotational speed.
Secure Remote I/O
This is implemented by installing a ProfiBus Master (PBM), usually in combination with our SureLink Remote I/O Assemblies. Using a certified PBM installed in the Vanguard chassis, a twisted pair field I/O network can reduce installation costs.
Simplex or Duplex Chassis
The MPU, IOC, and Remote Carrier Card with ProfiBus Master are installed in a 19-inch rack-mount chassis featuring a standard compact Peripheral Component Interconnect (cPCI) bus.