dataTaker Data Loggers

Oil Company Uses SAGD for Heavy Oil Recovery

An oil company which regularly drills into reserves containing heavy crude oil required an advanced data logging system to monitor their operation. This crude is commonly harvested by drilling a horizontal well into the deposit and injecting steam into it to heat the bitumen and allow it to flow more smoothly. A second horizontal well is then drilled directly below the original to collect the oil and pump it to the surface, an involved process known as Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD). These wells are connected by long pipelines to the refinery itself for processing. Optimizing harvest efficiency is critical given the sheer volume of oil pumped from these reservoirs, requiring a powerful data logging solution to monitor the oil well temperatures. This is needed for both efficiency and safety reasons – any increase in temperature could cause a blowout, while sudden decreases often lead to wasteful pumping inefficiencies. Modem connectivity is therefore a must for connecting these loggers to a central computer for ease of reference. Continue reading …

Monitoring Two Plants with Simultaneous Data Sharing

CAS DataLoggers make recommendation to circuit board manufacturer to monitor two plants simultaneously to provide more accurate and real-time data between plants decreasing excessive employee costs along with inaccurate data creating bottlenecks in process flow. Continue reading …

CAS Announces Exhibit at Upcoming Technology Conference

OTC 2011 Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 2011

The OTC is the world’s premier trade show for the oil and natural gas industries focused on developing offshore resources in the drilling, production and environmental protection fields. The conference attracts over 65,000 attendees annually, with over 2,000 exhibiting companies from 110 countries. Learn more …


dataTaker Data Loggers Help Keep the Harbor Open
Constant monitoring of large engines to assess CO2 and other emissions is essential to maintaining the ongoing process of the dredging operation as well as avoiding potential fines for compliance violations of the sea going freight that enters the US that comes through the port of New York. CAS DataLoggers has applied their solution ananlyst’s attention in this area to assist in meeting regulations. For further details on solutions applied, continue here…

MONITORING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DAM Using Instrumentation to Monitor Structural Stability

Critical environmental elements and structural variables determine the long term strength and stability of a dam under construction. CAS DataLoggers was presented with the challenge of determining the appropriate equipment to provide the construction engineers in a dam development project. Learn more about the solution provided here.

EPA COMPLIANCE REQUIRED: Monitoring Diesel Generator Emissions

Diesel generators are utilized as backup power for a large book retailer in their warehouse. The retailer must assure the generators are constantly operational. They must also maintain data for the EPA to document that the exhaust temperature is in compliance with emission regulations.

EPA regulations state that the exhaust must meet and not exceed a specified level of pollutants during operations while maintaining a pre-determined temperature range. If all EPA requirements are not adhered to properly, the retailer could be penalized with heavy fines. In addition, the diesel engines could be subject to serious damage. (more…)

HELPING KEEP PET FOOD SAFE…Data Logging & Monitoring for Safety

Ensuring pet food production meets FDA requirements, manufacturers must monitor the temperature of their extruding equipment to document the food is properly processed and safe.

A CAS Data Logger customer held to these requirements also wanted to monitor the data from multiple sites from a single, corporate location. dataTaker DT80 units were selected for the solution. Each DT80 could monitor up to 4 extruders. (more…)

Intelligent DT82I Industrial Data Logger

Intelligent DT82I Industrial Data LoggerThe Smarter Solution

The dataTaker DT82I intelligent industrial data logger provides an extensive array of features that allow it to be used across a wide variety of applications such as Equipment Monitoring Research and Development, Vehicle Testing, Fault Identification, Energy Monitoring, and Process Monitoring. The DT82I is a robust, stand alone, low power data logger featuring USB memory stick support, 18 bit resolution, extensive communications capabilities and built-in display. (more…)

Data Loggers now Support Modbus Master and Slave

dt80 datalogger with Modbus capabilities

DT80 Data Logger with Modbus

We are pleased to announce that the datataker DT8x family of intelligent data loggers now offers full Modbus support. The latest firmware release, 8.02, incorporates several significant enhancements including a new web based programming interface and the ability of the data logger to act as a Modbus master or slave.

Modbus is a simple communications protocol which is widely used in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems. It provides a standardized, efficient method to exchange digital states and analog values between a remote terminal unit (RTU), sensor or programmable logic controller (PLC) and a supervisory computer.

With this release, dataTaker data loggers can now request data from other Modbus server or slave devices in addition to serve data requests. The data loggers can communicate via a number of different physical media including serial (RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485) interfaces, USB or Ethernet TCP/IP. The new driver supports the 4 standard data types defined by the Modbus model; an array of single bit digital outputs, an array of single bit digital inputs, an array of 16-bit input registers, and an array of 16-bit output registers. The driver also allows for a number of data types: 16 bit integers, 32 bit integers and floating point values. Transferred data can be converted to the correct units using the built in scaling functions of the data logger.

The new Modbus master functions allow the dataTaker DT8x data loggers to serve as a central collection point to aggregate data from other Modbus sensors and devices as well as from the logger’s own analog and digital input channels. The data loggers can easily integrate into SCADA systems within the facility or distributed around the world. These capabilities further position the dataTaker DT8x Family as the most flexible and powerful data loggers available anywhere.

For more information on the dataTaker DT8x family including the DT80, DT85 or the new DT82E, please visit the dataTaker Product Page. If you don’t require a data logger as powerful as a dataTaker, please visit our web site, CAS Dataloggers, for a complete selection of data logging equipment from more than a dozen different manufacturers.