Fuel terminal monitoring

Supply of instrumentation for the monitoring of fuel terminal tanks in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. The scope includes the monitoring of the settlements of structures through H-Level settlement cells and tiltmeters. The settlements and horizontal movements of the ground will be evaluated through IPI inclinometer probes and DEX S probes.

Grand Paris Express

The Grand Paris Express is the largest urban project in Europe with the construction of 200 km of automatic lines, as much as the current metro, and 68 stations. The four new lines of the Grand Paris Express (15, 16, 17 and 18), as well as the line 14 extended to the north and south, […]

H-Level – Liquid Level Systems

Reference products codes: H-LEV The H-Level is the automatic liquid level system for accurate long-term monitoring of differential settlements in buildings, tunnels, and other civil structures. It consists of a series of H-Level gauges that are hydraulically connected to a reference tank positioned in a stable location. Each H-Level gauge includes a high-resolution pressure sensor […]

FAQ#116 – How do I configure a WR-Log digital node to read RS485 Sisgeo TIMED sensors?

Sisgeo digital instruments can operate in two powering modes: TIMED or ALWAYS-ON (for more information see F.A.Q.#094.A string of mixed instruments consisting of TIMED gauges and ALWAYS-ON gauges cannot work.The first thing to do is therefore to check that ALL connected instruments in your array are set to TIMED mode.You can check the powering mode […]

FAQ#111 – Why I cannot read correctly my 4-20mA current loop gauge?

It could be a problem connected to the power supply given by the readout or logger. When the power supply is in the current loop (2-wire gauge) it is necessary to consider the effect of voltage drop across the shunt resistor on the voltage applied to the gauge. For example, suppose a 4-20mA gauge requires […]

FAQ#095 – How long does a chain of digital sensors take to be read?

It mainly depends from the powering mode of the gauges (refer to FAQ#094 for the description of the powering modes). AN EXAMPLE WILL BETTER CLARIFY THE ANSWER. In a batch of 240 gauges, unless otherwise requested by the Customer, the addresses are settled from #001 up to #240. In a borehole is installed a chain of 30 […]

FAQ#076 – Why it is necessary add a termination resistor to the last digitized sensor of each RS-485 chain?

All SISGEO digitized instruments  (IPIs, Tiltmeters, H-Level…) use the RS-485 serial communication protocol The RS485 protocol contemplate a termination resistor. The recommended chain connection is point-to-point (multidropped) nodes as a bus mode (line). Star, ring or multiply network connection are not recommended. SISGEO dataloggers has already a termination resistor assembled (typically 120Ω). On the opposite […]

FAQ#075 – Which parameters are save into SISGEO digitized sensors?

All SISGEO digital sensors (IPIs, Tilt-meters, RDSs, H-Level etc..) use the serial RS-485 communication protocol.The SISGEO digital sensors are joined through an electrical cable, so only one cable is used to take reading. In agreement with Customer, they are configured in factory for:

FAQ#074 – Which kind of datalogger is necessary to read a SISGEO digital sensors?

The sensors are read connecting the end cable to a Modbus Master unit (i.e. OMNIAlog or miniOMNIAlog) with RS-485 interface (DCE, Half duplex, no Echo) able to manage communication with SISGEO Modbus RTU communication protocol. SISGEO’s communication protocol is available for the release upon request. The power [W] of power supply must be chosen according […]

FAQ#073 – Which is the maximum number of digitized sensors (RS-485, Modbus), the maximum number of chains and the maximum length of cable in a RS-485 network?

Last update: October 2021 All the SISGEO digitized sensors utilize a RS485 interface with Modbus protocol. 1.The maximum number of digitized sensors in a RS-485 network are 247 (theoretical) 2.The maximum number of digitized sensors chains that is possible to connect to Modbus master unit (as OMNIAlog or miniOMNIAlog) are 4. 3. About the maximum […]

FAQ#011 – Are the air bubbles present in the liquid mix cause of errors?

Sisgeo liquid mix is de-aired at factory and it is supplied sealed in special tank. However in the DSM reference gauge there is a high sensitive sensor which is able to monitor the weight of the liquid within the reservoir. In the case of the air bubbles come over decreasing the level of the liquid […]