Series 5 Vanguard®

Series 5 Vanguard® is a modular, open-architecture turbomachinery control system for advanced process control. Series 5 Vanguard controllers use a fully deterministic multitasking operating system. Advanced control applications are implemented, including anti-surge controls and load-sharing, gas and steam turbines, extraction, etc. Windows-based TrainTools® package provides a comprehensive interface for plant operating, programming, and project engineering.

Key BenefitsSpecificationsControl ApplicationsRelated Products

All-in-one platform

In addition to supporting up to 576 I/O points, Vanguard can also be programmed to run custom logic applications. This eliminates the need to have a separate PLC for sequencing and auxiliary control purposes – simplifying the solution architecture and integration work. The following IEC 61131-3 programming language standards are supported:

  • Ladder diagram (LD)
  • Function block diagram (FBD)
  • Structured text (ST)
  • Instruction list (IL)
  • Sequential function chart (SFC)

Enhanced redundancy and diagnostics

Vanguard also has advanced functionalities that improves system availability and maintenance ease-of-use.

  • Flexible switching: modular redundancy at every level – from power supplies, main processors, to I/O processors
  • Self-learning: plug and play replacement of faulty card without the need to manually load configuration files
  • Better diagnostics: Higher-resolution archiving with Sequence of Events (SoE)

Faster loop execution

Powerful processors of Vanguard offers further performance improvement over Series 3++ controllers.

  • I/O Processing: 2.5 millisecond~ (compared to 5 millisecond of Series 3++)
  • Loop Execution: 5 millisecond~ (compared to 40 millisecond of Series 3++)

Key Specifications:

  • Redundancy Options: Available to purchase in simplex or duplex chassis
  • Chassis Power Options: Available to purchase in 100 to 240 Vac or 24 Vdc
  • Chassis Dimensions (HxWxD):
    Simplex: 12.25in (310mm) x 17.00in (432mm) x 12.00in (300mm)
    Duplex: 12.25in (310mm) x 19.00in (483mm) x 12.00in (300mm)
  • Communication Options:
    Redundant Modbus RTU RS-422/RS-485 or
    Redundant Modbus RTU over TCP via External Converter
  • Operating Temperature Range: +32 degF to +131 degF (0 degC to +55 degC)

Agency Certifications:

(Partial list – For full details please refer to Agency Certifications for Series 5 Vanguard Controllers)

  • CSA and CE compliance
  • Hazardous area classification (SureLink Remote I/O only):
    USA: Class 1, Div 2 Groups A, B, C, D and T3
    Canada: Class 1, Zone 2 Group IIC and T3
Each Series 5 Vanguard control system can be loaded with up to 16 control applications.

Driver Controls

  • Expander Control
  • Gas Turbine Control
  • Speed Control
  • Extraction Control

Driven Equipment & Process Controls

  • Antisurge Control
  • Performance Control
  • S Control (Cold Recycle)
  • Quench Control
  • Simple PID Control
  • Utility Turbine Control
  • Logic Control (IEC 61131-3)

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