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Tip of the Month: Using Comm-Check

Posted by jBrown on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 @ 2:57 PM

The Comm-Check feature allows AlarmAgent.com RTUs to check in with the website every one to two hours. However, not all RTUs are compatible with Comm-Check, so it is important to get approval from RACO to avoid any major issues. To find out when the next Comm-Check is expected, go to the RTU Status page on the AlarmAgent.com website, and look at “Next Scheduled Contact with RTU.” You can also view past Comm-Check reports by viewing the Comm-Check events log. If a report is too early or too late, you will receive a watchdog alarm. For more helpful Comm-Check hints, visit the RACO S... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Silver Springs Water Co.

Posted by jBrown on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 @ 4:37 PM

The Silver Spring Water Co. in Park City, Utah, uses a Chatterbox Model CB-4 with Remote Supervisory Control Output (RSC-4) to monitor its well- and spring-fed storage system. CTF Controls of Woods Cross, Utah, designed, furnished and installed the control system, and Lynn Stevens is system manager. The facility normally is unattended. The Chatterbox monitors four conditions at the facility: storage tank level, spring turbidity, spring valve open/close status and chlorine leakage. If the turbidimeter senses that spring turbidity is too high, it closes the spring valve and sends an alarm ... Continue Reading

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Verbatim Video Series Part I: Introduction

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 @ 9:02 AM

RACO’s six-part video series introduces the Verbatim autodialer and gives viewers thebasics on installation, programming and installation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgXtEOvxziU The first installment presents Verbatim and all of its features. The system acts as a remote alarm monitor for remote or unattended facilities. The standard system can monitor four inputs at once, but options are available for up to 32. Verbatim usually monitors sensors like float or limit switches to alert it to alarm conditions, but some inputs can be set just for reporting purposes. When Verbatim sens... Continue Reading

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Tip of the Month: Factory Recommended Service

Posted by jBrown on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 @ 10:21 AM

RACO developed the online Preventive Maintenance Status Look-Up to help you determine if your RACO autodialer is ready for service. Simply go to the maintenance inquiry page on RACO’s website and fill in the form with your autodialer’s model and serial number. The program will let you know if the autodialer needs maintenance, which you can order online with the Preventative Maintenance Form. If it is not time for service, RACO will send you an e-mail when your maintenance due date is coming up. Visit RACO’s Support Center for more information on this topic or any other questions ab... Continue Reading

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Catalyst: An Option for Flexible Monitoring

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Apr 7, 2011 @ 11:35 AM

For flexible remote communications, RACO offers Catalyst, the first integrated, interactive system for pump station data logging, alarm notification and status checks for water and wastewater treatment plants. The Catalyst system can monitor up to 256 points at once for data and event logging, storing information on data samples, alarms, channel state changes and configuration changes on five megabytes of memory. Catalyst can communicate that information to up to 96 user destinations through phone, fax, e-mail, or pager, or send it to a central computer. With space for up to 45 minutes of v... Continue Reading

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