Industrial Fieldbus-to-Ethernet Gateway Solutions

Real-time Data Monitoring on a Drilling Rig

Application: Oil & Gas

Project Introduction

One of the leading oil well solutions companies faced a big challenge when their PROFIBUS interface card was phased out. The PROFIBUS interface card is a critical component, connecting the operator station display to reliable and accurate real-time drilling data such as drilling breaks, flow deviations, and pressure loss to help drillers instantly identify problems, and prevent system downtime. As a result, this company needed to find an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution for their mission-critical oil and gas application.

Application Requirements

  • Direct data monitoring of PROFIBUS devices by a Modbus TCP master
  • A web-based monitoring tool for easier setup and simplified maintenance
  • Industrial grade hardware designed to survive the environment on a drilling rig

System Description

Moxa's MGate 5101-PBM-MN series gateways integrate existing PROFIBUS devices such as drives and meters into the Modbus TCP-based operator station, while keeping the existing driver settings for remote control. The MGate 5101-PBM-MN features a web-based monitoring tool and relay output warning to keep maintenance to a minimum.

Why Moxa?

  • Moxa's MGate 5101-PBM-MN easily integrates PROFIBUS with Modbus TCP
  • The one-click AutoScan function allows gateways to detect PROFIBUS I/O module data directly
  • Web-based monitoring tool enables easy maintenance and configuration
  • Supports fault value function that allows gateways to automatically return to default settings to prevent unpredictable operation problems when the SCADA connection is lost