This page presents the diesel generator monitoring systems that will allow you an efficient control & monitoring system via TCP-IP, GSM-SMS and MODBUS.
GENERATOR MONITORING MEANING
Remote Genset Monitoring is the action to monitor the generating set from a remote location. With a Bernini Design Diesel Generator Remote Monitoring System you will be able to:
- browse the Engine Instruments - browse the Generator Instruments - browse the Fuel Instruments - read the Generator Power & Energy Measurements - read the Memory Log Events - start / stop the engine (supposing the genset is in Auto mode of operation) - modify settings and operation modes - read the status of the Maintenance timers - make miscellaneous functions - carry out troubleshooting by remote.
WHAT DOES 'REMOTE LOCATION' EXACTLY MEAN?
Any location not limited by distance. To be more precise:
-via RS485 (MODBUS) you can connect a pc to a genset as far as 1000 meters
-via TCP-IP you can connect a pc to a genset with unlimited distance
-via SMS (mobile phone) there is no distance limit
-via WIRELESS Internet (local area or Internet)
WHAT IS THE COST?
Bernini Design does not charge you for the use of Remote Genset Monitoring System. All features are included in the controllers. You have to pay only for your service provider or telephone service provider and hardware equipment like GENCOM40, TCP-IP SERVER or MODBUS-USB converter.
Bernini Design provides TCP-IP based diesel generator remote monitoring equipment to manage Power Generators placed in Base Transceiver Stations or generally speaking in remote locations. A BTS is a sort of shelter that includes fundamental equipment for wireless communications. It is about devices like mobile phones, tablets, radio equipment, computers and wireless systems connected to Internet. The diesel generator plays an important role in case of prolonged power outage. Generator remote monitoring allows an accurate analysis of the diesel generator to prevent issues that might affect the service of the emergency power system. The Bernini Design's Generator Remote Monitoring Equipment drastically reduces the operating costs and maintenance. The Be2KP controller, for example, is a sophisticated 3-phase power monitor that provides a wide range of data about the status and quality of AC power and ancillary equipment. When an outage does occur, service personnel can be dispatched to the power generator site with important information regarding what problems they may encounter. By connecting BE2KP to our TCP-IP server you built a state-of-art real time internet based monitoring system. Our TCP-SERVER features all hardware security component to prevent cyberattacks.
Connect the Be124  to MODBUS TCP-IP SERVER  by using an RS485 cable  (max. 1000m). Connect the MODBUS TCP-IP SERVER  to a ROUTER  by using an Ethernet cable  (max 100m). Follow the instructions to configure the MODBUS TCP-IP SERVER and to set up the ROUTER. Follow the instruction of the Modbus TCP-IP server connection manual. In case you want create a Local Area Network, you can download the Modbus LAN software and follow the Modbus TCP-IP LAN connection manual. Finally, run the Be124 remote monitoring software on a computer connected to internet. You can remotely control your diesel generator by managing start/stop, clearing alarms, browsing instruments and so on.
PURCHASE THE TCP-IP SERVER
ONE SAMPLE 206€
ABOUT THE TCP-IP SERVER
You are required to connect the TCP-IP SERVER to the ROUTER by using an ETHERNET cable. You have to use the RS485 cable (it is about a twisted pair cable) to connect the TCP-IP SERVER to a Bexxx generator controller (e.g. BE124). The RS485 connection allows up to 1000m distance between generator controller and TCP-IP SERVER. Both equipment can be connected to the engine battery (12V or 24V). The power consumption of the TCP-IP SERVER is only 100mA when operating at full speed. The module can operate in a waide temperaure range of -25 up to 70 degree Celsius. Follow the steps in the user manual to configure the TCP-IP SERVER. The use of high performance ROUTER is mandatory.
GSM GPS BLUETOOTH
The Diesel Generator Remote Monitoring via SMS is the most simple, user-friendly monitoring solution. It is particularly used when Fuel Level monitoring is an important issue. This is the case of mobile operators in area subjected to prolonged power outages. The generators are always located in remote places. A fast responding remote equipment together with a good diesel fuel sensing devices can prevent theft and will allow you a better scheduler of refuel visits. This will prevent shutdown of a remote site due to running out of fuel. The Be142, Be124, Be2KP and BeK3 generator controllers feature a programmable automatic 'FUEL CHANGE' notification. The GENCOM 40 captures in real-time the information flowing on the RS485 bus and send immediate notification via SMS. Being a cost-effective products you can use GENCOM40 in a various application where remote START-STOP commands are required.
A GSM monitoring system consists of a generator controller connected to a GENCOM 40 unit. The GENCOM 40 module translates MOD-BUS data into SMS compatible data for GSM NETWORK. The GENCOM 40 must include a SIM card suitable for voice communication. Once the GSM line is active, by knowing the GENCOM 40 'phone number', you can send SMS to control the generator, read instruments and so on.
GENCOM40 ONLINE PURCHASE
30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
199€ ONE SAMPLE
INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE ON REQUEST ONLY
Bernini Design provides monitoring equipment, hardware and software, to manage a Diesel Generator placed in a remote location. 'Diesel Generator Monitoring' refers to the monitoring of a generator for power, security, and environmental issues that might affect the service of the emergency power system. Bernini Design provides diesel generator monitoring equipment located within the site. A typical application is a stand by generator for critical application (an hospital for example). The purpose of Bernini Design's Diesel Generator Monitoring Equipment is to reduce the operating costs for maintenence. As a matter of fact, when an outage does occur, service personnel can be dispatched with valuable information regarding what problems they may encounter on site. A Diesel Generator Monitoring Equipment plays an important role in preventing and reducing network outages caused by generator troubles: you can set pre-alarms and you can modify the setting of the engine or generator in order to avoid severe damage to the system. The Diesel Generator Monitoring Equipment can monitor the parameter of the Mains power to the site, rectifiers & batteries, air conditioner, and other hybrid power types of energy sources. Bernini Design offers a variety of accessories to manage power at your remote diesel generator via GSM, TCP-IP or MODBUS. Lets have a look to the user-friendly MODBUS via RS485 link.
The direct MODBUS communication is the easiest way to control and monitor a diesel generator. Connect the MOD-BUS to USB converter to a Bexxx generator controller by using a twisted pair cable. A Bexxx controller (in the picture a Be124 generator controller) is able to drive a cable as long as 1000 meters. Then, connect a computer with USB interface. Run the Bexxx application software to connect the computer to the generator. We provide free of charge software for remote monitoring suitable for BE142, BEK3 and BE124 generator controllers. Contact us for details.
RS485-USB CONVERTER ONLINE PURCHASE
99€ FREE SHIPPING
30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
ABOUT THE MODBUS USB CONVERTER
This small and compact module adapts the RS485 serial interface to a USB port. In this way the application that runs on the computer about generator control & monitoring is able to decode the MODBUS protocol. This module does not need a power supply. It is powered by the USB port. This module features an RS232 serial interface as well. By correctly configuring the jumper on the printed circuit board you can use this module as a RS232 to USB adapter. The jumper is in RS485 to USB by default (factory setting).