Smart Switches for Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics in Pipelines

Basic Management Capabilities at a Fraction of the Cost

Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics
Installing fully managed switches all along a pipeline can be prohibitively expensive. One of our customers realized that their application didn’t actually require all of those management capabilities. Instead, they installed Advantech B+B SmartWorx EKI-5528I smart switches, which support Modbus/TCP to communicate with SCADA software and SNMP to communicate with NMS (Networking Management System).

EKI-5528I switches give control engineers full read control for every port on the switch, allowing for remote troubleshooting and diagnostics. If a problem arises, your field technicians won’t have to go hunting for the cause.

Essential Management Features

SNMP and Modbus/TCP management capabilities

Designed and Built for Hazardous Environments
– Wide Temp design, -40 to 75ºC
– MTBF: Over 590 years
– Radiated/Conducted noise protection, EMC Level 3

Intelligent Inside
– IEEE 802.1p QoS (Zero Touch)
– Jumbo frame support — 9,216 bytes
– Free Management Tool – IView2
– Loop Detection
– Full Gigabit with PoE/PoE+ options
– Fully Compatible with the Most Popular SCADA/HMI Software
– IP address assignment, allowing for a static IP address or an address that is discoverable via DHCP

HMI/SCADA Software Integration
– System Information
– Device Status/IP Address
– Port Information
– Port Status/Port Speed
– Packet Information
– Tx/Rx Error Packets

Dual Power Inputs – 8.4 to 52.8 VDC
– Overload current protection
– Power-fail Relay

Ethernet Green®, IEEE802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet
– eWorx Switches cut power usage by up to 60%, reducing total cost of ownership
– Automatically powers down ports that have no link
– Budgets power output for different Ethernet cable lengths

Wide Variety of Port Configurations
– 5 Ports, up to 18 Ports
– 10/100Mbps & Gigabit models
– Fiber module options (M.M, S.M)
– Fiber connector options (SC,LC,ST)

Industrial Certifications Tailored to Meet the Needs of Your Application
– UL508
– Class I, Division 2 Group A,B,C, D
– ATEX Zone 2

Models with PoE/PoE+ Option
– IEEE802.3af/at compliant
– Each port, up to 30 W
– PoE power budget, Max. 60 W
– Smart PoE management