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.
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:
Vanguard also has advanced functionalities that improves system availability and maintenance ease-of-use.
Powerful processors of Vanguard offers further performance improvement over Series 3++ controllers.
(Partial list – For full details please refer to Agency Certifications for Series 5 Vanguard Controllers)
Each Series 5 Vanguard control system can be loaded with up to 16 control applications.