GLM Supported Tank Gauging Protocols

The following is a list of currently supported communication protocols:
  1. Modbus both master & slave; Serial or ethernet connection;
  2. Datasound53 from UME/Rolls-Royce Marine AS;
  3. AN-PRO3 from Ariston Norway;
  4. Sentry IV from Consilium US;
  5. VIGO fieldbus management Ethernet protocol;
  6. Bergan;
  7. Musasino serial;
  8. NMEA 0183;
  9. Textfile


Other tank gauging interfaces should be doable so long as full specifications are provided and the gauging system supports either (1) ASCII data broadcast over a serial port, or (2) writing of tank dat a to a text file (with the text file method preferred for being more foolproof and easier to troubleshoot).

In order to evaluate the feasibility and time-frame for a new tank gauging system in a GLM, the customer must first provide:

(1) the software interface specification for the tank gauging system, and

(2) a technical contact who can knowledgeably answer questions regarding this specification.

Note: the interface specification required is for communications protocol between the gauging system and external programs such as GLM, and is not for internal interface between the gauging system and its physical tank gauges.

Once Creative Systems has evaluated this specification and all technical questions have been answered, Creative Systems will provide an estimated time-frame needed for implementing the GLM interface to the customer.

Once the GLM interface software is ready, a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to ship's departure should be allowed after installing GLM software to troubleshoot any tank gauging issues that may arise.

During this period, the customer must provide a knowledgeable on-site technical contact who will work directly with Creative Systems in a timely manner (either by email or phone during regular Creative Systems business hours) to diagnose and correct any installation issues.



The options in the GLM_Maker wizard which are related to tank gauging systems are located under Options\Tank Gauging and Options\Buttons\Tank Buttons

As always, please ask if you have questions after you have looked at the options in the GLM_Maker and obtained specifications for the tank gauging system.

Requirements:

In order to evaluate the feasibility and time-frame for a new tank gauging system protocol in a GLM, the customer must first provide:
  1. the software interface specification for the tank gauging system, and
  2. a technical contact who can knowledgeably answer questions regarding this specification.

Note: the interface specification required is for communications protocol between the gauging system and external programs such as GLM, and is not for internal interface between the gauging system and its physical tank gauges.

Once Creative Systems has evaluated this specification and all technical questions have been answered, Creative Systems will provide an estimated time-frame needed for implementing the GLM interface.
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