The Central Control Unit (CCU) is the heart of the OptoSniff® system and houses the main optical and electronic components. The system is designed to use standard 19” rack components and would typically be housed in a small to medium floor standing cabinet. The control unit is intended to be housed in a site office or control room, remote from the gas sensing areas where it can be used to control alert and alarm conditions in response to any gas readings.
The flexibility of the rack design ensures that future upgrades can be implemented with minimal impact to the system. In addition to hardware replacements, some other possible upgrades include:
– Additional lasers to target other gases on the same sensing network (i.e. CO2, H2O )
– The sensing network can be extended to include >200 sensor points.