Korenix gigabit managed switches have been integrated in an oil plant network infrastructure in Middle East to control and ensure the security of the oil field operation by communicating real-time video and measured data. The JetNet 5012G series ruggedized switches with 8 Fast Ethernet, 2 Giga combo and 2 Giga SFP ports as well as the MSR network redundancy ring ensured the reliability of the transmitted traffic from the field plants to the extended monitoring room. Whereas the layer3 functionalities and the high-port density design of the JetNet 6524G rackmount switches guaranteed routing management of the data from extended groups of high-speed backbone networks. Combining the intelligent management and security functions into the switches users were capable of easily maintaining and ensuring the high-quality video of oil plants from remote control centers.
While oil companies continue to integrate their SCADA systems with corporate systems to achieve greater efficiency, they equally start installing video surveillance networks to avoid trespassing, vandalism and other unauthorized activities near the oil stations. The video must be of high quality and any loss can be troublesome. Thus, not only is important to install high quality cameras, but also reliable networking solutions should be implemented in order to provide real-time, uninterrupted video and measured data transmission. What is also quite crucial when installing networks in the oil stations, is the ruggedized design of the networking equipment for resisting the harsh conditions and operating without interruption.
A Middle East oil company opted to use Korenix complete networking solution which exceeds all their requirements of providing a reliable networking infrastructure inside an oil plant.
Alongside the oil pipeline and around the plant Korenix JetNet 5012G series switches are installed which connect to video cameras and measuring instruments such as temperature controlling equipment, fire detecting devices and oil quality check meters to collect all the data through their 8 Fast Ethernet ports. The rugged IP31 grade aluminum design of JetNet 5012G switches with -25~70oC operating temperature permits users to undoubtedly install them under overheated environments of oil fields. The switches then connect together using the 2 Giga SFP combo ports for high speed extended data transmission over optical fiber cables. Here the system installers greatly benefit from the MSR technology of the JetNet 5012G which further allows switches sending non-stop and reliable data through the connected multiple rings.Diagram of Oil Field Surveillance and Monitoring network infrastructure
Using their 2 other gigabit SFP ports, the switches uplink the extended high-bandwidth data to the JetNet 6524G stackable managed Layer3 switch installed in the remotely located control room. The JetNet 6524G is chosen by the network system constructor to be implemented in the control center for its complete layer 3 functionalities, which allows managing routing between different IP subnets and extended multiple groups of the switches spread throughout the oil plant area.
Administrators at the control station further benefit from the advanced management functionalities of the Korenix Din rail and rackmount solutions to easily discover devices automatically through LLDP protocol and remotely manage their operation via the JetView Pro Korenix network management system or the SNMP.
With the supported Access Control List of the JetNet 6524G, the SCADA or other systems of the control station are further secured in specific subnet by
allowing only the permitted users listed in ACL to access the systems, resulting safer network connectivity.
Using Korenix’s complete networking solution oil distributing company was capable of remotely controlling and monitoring the oil plant while providing real-time video surveillance and data control from the monitoring station.
Korenix Technology (korenix.com / korenixsurveillance.com), a Beijer Electronics Group Company, is devoted to designing and manufacturing high quality Industrial Networking & Computing Products to ensure high quality and reliability of industrial networks. Korenix solutions encompass the Industrial IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at High power PoE Switches, Industrial L2 / L3 Rackmount / Rail Ethernet Switches and IP67/ 68 Waterproof Ethernet Switches, Long Distance Wireless Outdoor APs and Embedded Networking Routing Platforms, etc.