HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has selected Rymic Systems' rymicNETâ„¢ family of Internet-enabled data acquisition and control systems to collect field data for various aspects of research at locations in the United States and Canada.

According to Rymic Systems, the rymicNET technology enables organizations to monitor and control remotely located devices and equipment regardless of where the equipment or user is located. It is a self-contained system that combines data acquisition and site computing. The system continuously collects data from sensors, cameras, and other devices, converts that data into useful information, and makes the information available to users via the Internet, says the company.

The system performs actions such as output control, alarm notification, and report generation based on conditions, thresholds, and events.

GTI will use the rymicNET system to monitor parameters such as gas flow, air temperature, water flow, water temperature, humidity, and electric power for furnaces, water heaters, and other HVAC equipment. The system will indicate flow rates, peaks, usage, demand, and will profile events such as water draw and space heating.

"The ability to receive real-time data from our test sites is very important to us," noted Tim Cole, GTI's associate director, Residential/Commercial Programs. "Now we'll be able to monitor the data continuously, and also communicate directly with the data acquisition system and change parameters as needed."

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Publication date: 03/29/2004