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OMLEX - OM650 Life Extension

OMLEX is a set of procedures and components which allows continuous maintenance and life extension of Siemens SPPA-T2000 HMI (OM650) on an as-needed basis. OMLEX is a solution how to deal with obsolete parts of the otherwise outstanding OM650 system without a need for significant investment.

Replacing HMI system won’t add one single Megawatt to your plant. So keep your current HMI running!

OMLEX is a product of the Bohemia Market company to prolong the life of the hardware components without causing any changes to TXP system. It addresses the 3Ps of maintenance - People, Procedures and Parts. All three Ps are available, documented and provided at reasonable price.

People
Parts
Procedures

Value Proposition

OEMOMLEX
CommunicationToo slowQuick & Easy
Order NumbersImpossible to findWe'll get them for you
OfferImpossible to getWith a smile
TimeTime consumingGoes to us
Price$$$$$$

Solutions

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SU - Server Units

Problem Description

  • MOD – Magneto Optical Disks – unreliable (estimated 11% of data is lost), difficult to get
  • OEM solution is to use RAID configurations based on obsolete technology
  • Extremely expensive spare parts (computers), SCSI based technology required for repairs
  • Floppy drives usually fail due to dust ingress and are very difficult / impossible to get
  • Tape drive connected via external interface has either broken pin or isn’t detected
  • OEM won’t deliver these parts easily
  • Time consuming and unreliable backup involving floppy disk and tape drive is required

Problem Solution

  • VMOD server from Bohemia Market with unlimited space
  • Web and OPC Based Historian
  • Use off-the-shelf hardware similar to what’s already installed
  • Use an alternative way of backing up the computers by using Acronis or Network backup
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SCSI Tape Drive

Problem Description

  • Need for obsolete and unreliable external SCSI connetion
  • Difficult to handle and control backup library

Problem Solution

  • Use modern way of backup i.e. Acronis via the network
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SCSI Harddisk

Problem Description

  • Difficult to source at great cost
  • Difficult to install in new hardware
  • Spare disks costs hundreds of Euro

Problem Solution

  • Using modern SATA disks on off-the-shelf hardware
  • SATA disks can be also be installed on most of existing hardware
  • SCSI hardware can be eliminated entirely using a network backup
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Printers

Problem Description

  • Out-of-date printers which are very difficult and expensive to maintain
  • Toner no longer available anymore, incompatible interfaces

Problem Solution

  • Use your business printer you already have at your office
  • Simple Linux based printer will be installed and any OM, ES680 component will be capable of printing on it
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ES680 - Sun Solaris

Problem Description

  • Engineering Station holds the entire plant configuration
  • If it fails then no simulation, no configuration, no engineering is possible
  • It’s essential for maintenance

Problem Solution

  • Installation on off-the-shelf hardware from SUN
  • Installation on Intel CPU based hardware
  • Prepare spare stations in advance
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ES680 - Night Backups

Problem Description

  • Engineering Station data requires regular backup
  • Tape drive is used all over and easily gets damaged
  • Difficult to handle and control backup library

Problem Solution

  • Use modern way of backup via the network

HMI - MX Terminal

Problem Description

  • MX Terminal from Barco company is out of date, very expensive to fix and maintain
  • Video cards are expensive and difficult to purchase
  • OEM won’t deliver these parts easily

Problem Solution

  • Use alternative way of backing up the computers – by using Acronis or Network backup
  • Use off-the-shelf hardware to similar to already installed

HMI - Thin Client

Problem Description

  • Thin Clients – MS Windows based access terminal where web4txp system is used
  • Extremely expensive spare parts (computers)
  • OEM won’t deliver these parts easily
  • Time consuming and unreliable backup involving floppy disk
  • Obsolete version of MS Windows

Problem Solution

  • Use off-the-shelf hardware – it will run on any hardware
  • Use alternative way of backing up the computers by using Acronis or Network backup

OT - Operator Terminal

Problem Description

  • Floppy drive usually fail due to dust ingress, disks are impossible to get
  • Tape drive connected via external interface has either broken pin or isn’t detected
  • OEM won’t deliver these parts easily
  • Time consuming and unreliable backup involving floppy disk and tape drive is required
  • Extremely expensive spare parts (computers), SCSI based technology required for repairs

Problem Solution

  • Use off-the-shelf hardware similar to what’s already installed
  • Use an alternative way of backing up the computers by using Acronis or Network backup
  • Avoid SCSI Technology
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PU - Processing Units

Problem Description

  • Extremely expensive spare parts (computers), SCSI based technology required for repairs
  • SCSI hard disks are required for the repairs
  • Floppy drive usually fail due to dust ingress, disks are impossible to get
  • Tape drive connected via external interface has either broken pin or isn’t detected
  • OEM won’t deliver these parts easily
  • Time consuming and unreliable backup involving floppy disk and tape drive is required

Problem Solution

  • Use off-the-shelf hardware similar to what’s already installed
  • Use alternative way of backing up the computers by using Acronis or Network backup
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Data Analysis

Problem Description

  • Data analysis requires data – OEM claim automated transfer in not possible
  • Need to import historical data from Teleperm ME to Event analysis tool?
  • Need to import T2000 historical data into any system?
  • Do you need to locate DB address corresponding to KKS?

Problem Solution

  • This is a trivial task – click on procedure
  • We can read all MOD disks from Teleperm ME system
  • Our team converts data to SQL database accessible via OPC HDA
  • Our team know how to read this data from the ES680 database

 

References

Bohemia Market CZ References Map

Bohemia Market Company provides services all around the world to over 50 customers. Detailed references are made available to known partners during our presentations or through official correspondence. We are having customers in Spain, Czech, Middle East (UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Oman), India, Iran, Malaysia. Our customers are Engie (previous GDF Suez), Saudi Electric SEC, DEWA Dubai, Torrent Power, YTL Malaysia, MAPNA Iran and a lot of independent operators.


„Our mission is to listen to our client's specific needs and deliver high performance products through continuous product innovation and operational excellence.”

Petr Roupec, CEO
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Team

Bohemia Market is a truly international team made of:

8 professionals from Czech, Spain and other countries addressing TXP / T2000 System
4 professional developers working on the exciting projects like historian
2 data analyst crunching the data
6 administration (accounting, sales & purchases, marketing, tax advisor)

We are cooperating with several top engineering companies from Czech Republic.