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New TraceNet™Genesis System Sets New Standard in Process Heating Control & Monitoring

21st August 2018

First system to provide six-month trending history and isometric circuit drawings at the control panel on an easy-to-use intuitive user interface

Thermon TraceNet Genesis skid

Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:THR) (“Thermon”) announces the TraceNet™Genesis Control & Monitoring System, a new solution for managing heat trace circuit performance on process lines, tanks and instrumentation. 

The TraceNet Genesis System gives instant access to comprehensive heat trace circuit information, including circuit performance history, fault analysis, and circuit drawings. Using this information, maintenance personnel can predict failures avoiding downtime or quickly restore operations minimizing downtime. 

“Maintenance personnel must accurately predict and prevent heating system downtime. They require the right information at their fingertips to quickly and accurately troubleshoot issues as they arise.” said Peter Baen, Senior Product Manager for Thermon. “In response, we developed the TraceNet Genesis System to be a fully connected Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) platform for controlling heat trace circuits that provides comprehensive and rich data at the point of use. At the panel, we deliver critical information, drawings, and trending performance data of up to six months; a giant leap forward in the electrical heat tracing industry.”

Performance trending and history at the panel aides in predicting and preventing issues

The TraceNet Genesis System provides instant on-panel access to heat trace circuit performance trending and histories of up to 6 months, for up to 72 heat trace circuits. Until now, this capability was only available by networking back to a remote computer.  

A six-month history that reflects, for example, fluctuations or a steady decay in temperature could indicate that the system requires inspection to see whether the thermal insulation is being compromised or if an individual heater is not operating properly. By analyzing this data, maintenance engineers can assess the timing, process operating conditions, and any undesirable symptoms as an early indicator of a future problem. This type of data is critical to effective circuit and overall system maintenance. 

On-panel access to isometric circuit drawings enables rapid response 

Another unique feature of the TraceNet Genesis System lies in its ability to allow circuit isometric drawings to be stored and viewed locally, at the heat trace panel. As a result, maintenance engineers can quickly determine the circuit’s precise location and quickly respond to alerts. For the first time, isometric drawings need not be viewed from a remote computer monitor, but are presented on the local TraceNet Genesis touchscreen at the panel.

Intuitive user interface requires little or no training 

The TraceNet Genesis System includes an easy-to-navigate touchscreen user interface. It offers a modern and intuitive user experience similar to that of mobile device apps. The interface gives a simple overview of the overall system status showing the operating status of 72 circuits at-a-glance. With a single touch, the user can easily navigate into circuit details in order to modify set points, manage alarms, see trending or view a drawing. All prompts are self-explanatory and users can master the system within minutes with little or no training. The TraceNet Genesis System supports eight different languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, and Russian

“The TraceNet System is a major step forward for heat trace controls and will set a new standard for the industry,” said Baen.

To enquire about the new system, contact sales@thermon.com.