Wireless remote monitor for water treatment solutions
VRTX Technologies’ V-SURE is a wireless remote monitoring system for cooling water treatment solutions that provides operational feedback and alerts when parameters change or service may be required.
VRTX Technologies’ V-SURE is a wireless remote monitoring system for cooling water treatment solutions. The Web-based V-SURE remote monitoring system automatically and instantly provides operational feedback and alerts when parameters change or service may be required. Building operations and refrigeration managers can now rest assured that their water treatment systems are being continually monitored and operating at peak performance. V-SURE takes VRTX’s inherent efficiency model to the next level. V-SURE’s GSM cell phone modem interfaces with a skid-mounted programmable logic controller that automates the system’s operation while continually monitoring performance, based on customizable parameters. V-SURE can communicate with, and monitor, a VRTX system independent of a customer’s network. System data is made available via a secure web portal enabling users to view current and historical system performance anytime and from anywhere. If an alarm condition occurs, V-SURE alerts VRTX personnel who can troubleshoot and repair many issues remotely, minimizing the need for intervention by a customer’s on-site team. Communication to and from V-SURE is encrypted. Multiple access levels assure only authorized users can perform monitoring or tasks within the system.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.