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Setting up the OPC Server

This is an optional feature and will only be available if it has been licensed in the key file.

Acquire must be in Config mode to perform these steps.

Acquire supports:

  • OPC Data Access Component v2
  • OPC Alarms and Events Component v1

 1. Select ‘OPC’ from the ‘Config’ menu

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2. Enter the Details:

OPC Server Name This is the name used to identify the OPC Server.
Description This is the description used to identify the OPC Server.
Refresh Rate This is how often (in seconds) Acquire will refresh the data to the OPC client.

3. Tick the ‘OPC Server Enabled’ checkbox

4. Click the ‘OK’ button

Once the OPC Server has been enabled any of the Acquire fields can be accessed using OPC.

The path to the fields is in the following, where ‘flow computer name’ is the Acquire name of the flow computer (including spaces) and ‘field name’ is the Acquire field name of the field required (including spaces):

  • flowcomputer name.field name
  • e.g. OMNI 6000.STR01 Gross Flowrate

OPC allows fields to be be both read and written to. Only fields that have a security level of 1 or more can be written to.

Note: Security to the OPC server is managed by the Windows DCOM server.