Energy and Water Management System
The control for fully automated operation of supply systems found, e.g., in gas transfer stations or water pump stations and reservoirs for power plants is a good example of long-term usage in demanding industrial applications.
For over 10 years the system was reliably controlled by a 3U VMEbus card based on an MC68332 microprocessor from NXP (formerly Freescale). Due to component obsolescence the SBC was redesigned but is still running in the same system configuration. The VMEbus SBC was designed to work in an extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C.