The Benefits of Low-Power, Industrial-Rated Monitoring and Communication Devices

Low-power monitoring and communication devices are designed to consume less power than traditional devices, which reduces the amount of energy needed and extends battery life.  They are often used in harsh, remote environments because they can withstand the extreme heat, cold, and vibration that other types of devices can’t.


When you need to power and monitor equipment in locations that aren't readily equipped with a constant power source or easily accessible for battery swap out, you need a solution that can still facilitate functions (such as constant monitoring or communications) at a lower amperage. This is applicable to industries like oil and gas, aerospace, and subsea.  


Where can you get an industrial-rated, low-power monitoring and communication device?  We’re glad you asked!  


The newest accessory in our Interceptor product line is the Paradox.  The Paradox takes all the capabilities of the Interceptor and extends its lifecycle for environments that lack constant power sources and is rated from -40C to 85C.  


Most industrial devices are power-hungry, but the Paradox helps run operations at lower amperage and uses less power long-term since it runs on microamps instead of milliamps. This means you can run it not just for a few months but for years on battery or solar power.

Why Use the Paradox?

The Paradox may seem like an obvious choice for harsh environments, but there are many reasons why you might use it in other areas as well. Here are just a few benefits:


Energy efficiency: Consumes less energy, which can help prolong the battery life of a device.
Cost-effective: Lower power consumption means a reduction in energy bills as well as the manual maintenance required to change batteries on a regular basis.
Increased reliability: Lower power consumption can also result in less wear and tear on components, which can increase the overall reliability of a device.
Smaller size and weight: Smaller and lighter than its high-power counterparts, which can be beneficial for applications where space and weight are critical factors, such as aerospace and subsea environments.
Industrial rated:  Can withstand harsh environments and temperatures from -40C to 85C.

There are a wide range of monitoring and communication equipment used in the oil and gas industry alone.  Here are a few examples where the Paradox would be a benefit:


Remote Monitoring Systems: These systems are used to monitor and control various aspects of oil and gas operations, such as drilling and production, from a remote location. They often include sensors, cameras, and communication interfaces that allow operators to monitor conditions in real-time and make adjustments as needed.
SCADA Systems: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are used to monitor and control industrial processes, including oil and gas production and refining. They often include programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) that allow operators to monitor and control the process remotely.
Flow Meters: These are devices that measure the flow rate of liquids and gases in pipelines, storage tanks, and other equipment. They can include ultrasonic, magnetic, and Coriolis flow meters, which can provide accurate measurements of flow rate, temperature, and pressure.
Wellhead Control Panels: These are panels that are used to control the flow of oil and gas from the wellhead. They include valves, switches, and other components that allow operators to control the flow of fluid and monitor pressure and temperature.
Downhole Tools: These are tools that are used to monitor and control conditions within the well. They include sensors, cameras, and other equipment that allow operators to gather data on the well's condition and make adjustments as needed.
Satellite Communication Systems: In remote locations where there is no cellular network coverage, satellite communication systems are used to transmit data, control commands, and also for providing internet connectivity to the workers.
Wireless Communication Systems: In many instances, wired communication is not feasible, or in cases where a lot of movement of the equipment is required, wireless communication systems are used to transmit data and control commands.

These are just a few of the types of monitoring and communication equipment used in the oil and gas industry to help ensure the safe and efficient operation of these complex systems. The Paradox is a versatile and reliable device that can be used to enhance the performance, efficiency, and lifespan of this equipment, making it an immensely valuable technology for the industry.

Contact us to learn how the Paradox can transform your business.

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