Automation and Electronics has been supplying products for the Rod Pump Control industry since the 1990s. We originally produced hardware for SWEPI and took over their software development for our controller in 1994. Many upgrades and enhancements to both the hardware and software platform have occurred since then, leading to the current ScadaPOC and AEPOC-2100 products.
The pump off control algorithm provides basic fluid management. When combined with variable speed drives, advanced algorithms can keep the unit pumping at a lower speed instead of stopping the pump at the pump off point. Either method minimizes wear and tear on the production equipment and improves reliability.
When combined with centralized host systems, these controllers provide dynamic well performance information to the analysts to optimize production further. Centralized alarm reporting also optimizes the time of field personnel.
Both work with a wide range of end devices including polished rod load cells, strain gauges, position switches, potentiometers, and damped and undamped inclinometers. Our many years of experience in the pump off control industry have allowed us to tailor our controller for maximum production even with poorly performing end devices. If the unit operates in an environment where safety is of more concern, then an equipment protection mode can halt the unit in the case of a wider range of problems.
Zap-StixTM provide analog input protection in lightning prone areas providing quicker and cheaper repair for more uptime.
Our new ScadaPOC and AEPOCTM EZ-Viewer makes local setup, monitoring, and analysis of the ScadaPOC and AEPOC 2100 a breeze.
Rod Pump Controllers
- Our ScadaPOC Product Brief gives you an overview of the ScadaPOC.
- Our Benefits page gives advantages of controlling your well with a ScadaPOC.
- Our Benefits page gives advantages of controlling your well with an AEPOC.
- Our Release Notes describe some new features available in version 2 of the AEPOC.
- The Documentation (12 MB) [Access controlled] has been reorganized and streamlined. The new PDF is fully indexed and linked making it easy to search for and learn about the controller. Although it is oriented around Version 2 of the software, customers with older software releases will also find it useful.
- Some papers related to rod pump control we have presented include:
Digital Input Expansion card
The DIO card provides four additional Discrete Inputs on a plug on daughter board for the AEPOC.
Relay Expansion Option card
The REO card provides four additional Discrete Outputs on a plug on daughter board for the AEPOC.
Our ZAP-Stix product provides more convenient lightning protection for the load input on our AEPOCs. Designed with a throwaway sacrificial protection module and an industrial Velcro® (Velcro Industries B.V.) mounted interface board it can be added to any AEPOC 2100 located in lightning prone areas.
If you are using a hand held terminal, you will find the new software release has made working with the AEPOC much easier.
If you have a lap top computer that you take to the field, then the new EZ-Viewer software provides a great user interface for data retrieval and configuration.
Setup is a breeze with the EZ-Viewer as well. Some screen shots for the configuration wizard along with configuration screens for general information, I/O, alarms, trends, user programs, user interface, and alarm, status, and control mode events are provided.
Data displays organize and show the collected information of the pump off controller in an easy to understand format. Controls are provided on the displays that allow control of the well and data collection.
Local Data Acquisition Add-On Products
The AEPOC can communicate via RS-485 with a SWHC well head controller that provides additional D/I, D/O, and A/Ds, along with gas, fresh water, produced oil, and produced water flow rates and volumes. It also provides run times for the casing pump, feed water pump, and master relay status.
Smart Card Interfaces
The AEPOC can communicate via RS-485 to several of our popular Smart Card devices. Options include a standalone SDAM, a standalone SDIM, a standalone SDIM/PDAM combination, and a SDAM/SDIM combination. If sufficient interest is present, other Smart Cards can be added to the AEPOC in the future.