TRICONEX DCS SYSTEM
Triconex Safety Systems
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Triconex Safety Systems
Triconex is both the name of a Schneider Electric brand that supplies products, systems and services for safety, critical control and turbomachinery applications and the name of its hardware devices that utilize its TriStation application software. Triconex products are based on patented Triple modular redundancy (TMR) industrial safety-shutdown technology. Today, Triconex TMR products operate globally in more than 11,500 installations, making Triconex the largest TMR supplier in the world.
Company History: The history of Triconex was published in a book called ‘The History of a Safer World’ by Gary L. Wilkinson. The company was founded in September, 1983 by Jon Wimer in Santa Ana, California and began operations in March, 1984. The business plan was written by Wimer and Peter Pitsker, an automation industry veteran and Stanford graduate. They presented the plan for a TMR (Triple Modular Redundant) based system that would improve the safety and reliability in industrial applications. Among the customers they targeted were the petro-chemical giants, such as Exxon, Shell, Chevron, and BP.
Pitsker and Wimer presented the business plan to Los Angeles based investor Chuck Cole, who was also a professor at USC. Cole was interested, so he contacted his personal attorney, future two-time Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan agreed to invest $50,000 and Cole’s venture capital team matched it, providing the seed money for Triconex. After two years, however, the company nearly failed due to the expense and complications of testing a new safety system. In February, 1986, founder Wimer left the company and the board asked a seasoned executive, William K. Barkovitz to become CEO. Barkovitz ended up leading the company for 9 years. At the end of his term, Triconex became the leading safety system in a market it largely created, made acquistitions, and completed an IPO. In January, 1994, Triconex was acquired by British based SIEBE for 90 million dollars.
The Triconex system usually consists of the following typical modules:
Main Processor modules (triple).
Communication module(s) .
Input and output modules: can be analog and/or digital and work singular or in hot-spare (standby).
Power supply modules (redundant).
Backplane(s) (chassis) that can hold the previous modules.
System cabinet(s): can compact one or more chassis in one cabinet.
Marshalling cabinets to adapt and standardize interface connections between the field instruments and the Triconex system cabinets.
Human machine interface (HMI) to monitor the events.
Engineering workstation (EWS) for programming. monitoring, troubleshooting and updating.
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Triconex is the market-leading process safety brand, with systems that have logged more than one billion hours without failure on demand. Our family of high-availability and high-integrity systems (Tricon, Tricon CX, Trident and Tri-GP) meets the stringent needs of applications in high-hazard industries.