Swarm® Data Collection

The Swarm datalogger/transmitter unit also comes in two versions, one with ISA 100 + Bluetooth and one with only Bluetooth.

Wireless communication through ISA 100 will give easy access to the data from the system. A prerequisite for installing the wireless Swarm® system is that the place of installation has ISA 100 infrastructure with access points.

Data is transferred from the Swarm® wireless system directly into the client CCS/DCS or it can be transferred to the cloud. If a Bluetooth solution is chosen the data can be transferred to a Swarm® PDL (Portable Data Logger) and gathered in the CCS/DCS from a docking station.

Accurate wall thickness monitoring

There are three different wireless Swarm sensors pending on required temperature requirement in the place of installation:

  • Swarm® LT (Low Temperature) – for temperatures up to 120 degree Celsius
  • Swarm® HT (High Temperature) – for temperatures up to 350 degree Celsius
  • Swarm® UHT (Ultra High Temperature) – for temperatures up to 550 degree Celsius

The Swarm® wired solution has different ways to collect data:

  • Connected to a USB Junction box for manual capture of data with Swarm® PDL (Portable Data Logger)
  • Swarm® FDL Ex (Field Data Logger Ex) for autonomous operation in Ex zone.
  • Swarm® S1 DL (Safe Data Logger) for autonomous operation.

The Swarm® S1 DL (Safe Data Logger) operates and stores data locally, in addition to providing the data via Modbus interface or 4-20 mA.

The Swarm® FDL Ex operates and stores data locally. It can also provide online real-time wall thickness monitoring when connected to a server, it be via Modbus, 4-20mA, GSM or Ethernet.

Alternatively, the stored data on the FDL Ex can be collected using a Swarm® PDL – Portable Data Logger. The PDL communicates with the FDL Ex via Bluetooth and it provides the operator with graphical presentations of wall thickness data and corrosion rates.

Swarm® operates with cable lengths up to 500 meters without loss in performance and wall thickness resolution.