APM4AM General Purpose Remote Monitor

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Bullhorn APM4AM

The APM4AM remote monitoring unit allows customers to monitor the performance and operation of oil, gas, water, and wastewater assets such as city gates, compressors, storage tanks, lift stations, gas meters, water samplers, saltwater disposal tanks and more. Satellite or cellular networks are used for one-way, global, low-latency communications. Solar panel and battery provide reliable power in areas where the main power source may be unreliable or unavailable.

Remote monitoring for:

  • Oil and Gas assets, including:
    • City gates
    • Compressors
    • Storage tanks
    • Pumping stations
    • Gas meters
    • Saltwater disposal tanks
  • Water and Wastewater assets, including:
    • Lift stations
    • Storage tanks
    • Water samplers
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Overview
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Overview

The APM4AM remote monitoring unit allows customers to monitor the performance and operation of assets such as city gates, compressors, storage tanks, lift stations, gas meters, water samplers, and more. Satellite or cellular networks are used for global low-latency communications. Measurements are automatically uploaded to Bullhorn Web, a cloud-based asset manager that can notify users of issues via email, text message, or online.


Key Benefits:

  • Rugged – The unit can withstand oft-harsh working conditions and corrosive environments.
  • Reliable – Solar panel and battery provide reliable power in areas where the main power source may be unreliable or unavailable. Even if the primary power source is compromised, users continue to receive alarms due to the device’s internal battery.
  • Flexible – Regardless of location, the most cost effective and reliable communication method can be used. Supports data communication via satellite or GSM cellular networks.

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Features
Feature Benefit
Multiple analog and digital inputs, including accumulator functionality Measure data from a wide variety of assets including city gates, compressors, storage tanks, pumping stations, gas pressure, gas measurements, lift stations, liquid flow measurements, water samplers, and more
Long lasting battery power with solar or AC charger with optional lithium battery for cellular model Long term product reliability and easy installation
Global coverage via low-latency SkyWave-Inmarsat or Cellular GSM Quickly communicate anywhere in the world in the most cost-effective and reliable manner
Proven back-end system for data storage and disaster recovery Data is stored for 18 months, giving users the ability to view trends over time and optimize the asset performance
Bullhorn Web system communicates unit status by email, text or Web notifications
  • Eliminate remote site visits with equipment status notifications
  • Get on-the-go access via smartphone

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Specifications
Inputs
Analog or Digital channels
Channels 1- 4: ±5 V DC
Digital channels
GSM Model:
Channel 5: Digital or Accumulator
Channel 6: Digital, Accumulator, or Accumulator Reset
Digital: minimum Logic 1 = 2 V; maximum Logic 0 = 800 mV
Accumulator: maximum cycle rate = 2.5 cycles/s; minimum state change period = 100 ms
Satellite Model:
Channel 5: Digital or Accumulator
Channel 6: Digital or Accumulator Reset
Digital: minimum Logic 1 = 2 V; maximum Logic 0 = 800 mV
Accumulator: maximum cycle rate = 1 cycle/2 s; minimum state change period = 1 s
Compliance
FCC part 15
NEMA 4X compliant enclosure
ESD: 8kV Air / 4 kV Contact
Dimensions
Weatherproof enclosure measuring 8.5” x 6.5” x 4.5”
Anodized aluminum can (3.66” x 5.5” without antenna) optional for GSM unit
Environment
Temperature: -30° C to +70° C
Humidity: 0 - 100% non-condensing
Power Supply
Sealed lead-acid gel battery with solar or AC charger
Optional lithium battery for GSM unit
Communications
Two models available:
SkyWave - Inmarsat satellite
Cellular GSM
Software Interface
Bullhorn Web Asset Tracker
Universal Configuration Toolkit
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Services:

  • Technical support is provided by NACE-certified professionals via phone and email.
  • Approximately 98 times out of 100, a highly-qualified professional will answer your very first phone call and handle your questions. No call backs; no phone tag.
  • We set you up for success with product training and certification, offered at your place of business or ours.