44 Years of Technological Excellence
Founded in 1968, RTP began operations as a division of Computer Products, Inc., and in July of 1997, RTP Corp. became a privately held company. For its first twenty-seven years in business, RTP provided high-performance data acquisition systems to the worldwide nuclear market and I/O front-end subsystems for minicomputer driven data acquisition and control systems at some of the world's largest industrial companies. These process control applications were typically characterized as being located in harsh environments, yet with demanding requirements to provide accurate analog measurements under extreme environmental and EMF/RFI conditions.
With a solid foundation of field-proven, high-performance, and high-reliable I/O hardware, RTP decided, in 1995, to expand its product offering, and added control software and a control processor to its I/O front-end subsystems and introduced the RTP 2000 Hybrid Control System.
In 2002, the company made a strategic decision to enter the safety market. The decision was not to develop just another safety system at the time but to have a leading edge system and so the following objectives were set.
RTP would develop an architecture that would have:
- the highest speed,
- the highest availability, and
- the highest integrity of any Safety System.
The system would be designed from the beginning to be IEC61508 compliant. This would be a design criteria, not an afterthought.
In 2003, the company introduced the 2300, the Single, Dual and TMR DCS versions of the system. Six hundred systems were shipped as DCS systems before RTP received SIL-1 to SIL-3 certification from TÜV in October of 2006. This version of the technology was the RTP 2500. It was certified for SIL-2 applications in simplex architecture and for SIL-3 in redundant and TMR architectures. In May 2008, a second TÜV certificate was issued for revisions to the RTP 2500.
The following statements show that RTP met all of its objectives:
- Highest speed; scan times of 3 ms for the 2300-T and 10 ms for the 2500-T SIS
- Highest availability: 99.9999% (6nines)
- Highest integrity: SIL-3 for the 2500-T and 2500-D, and SIL-2 for the 2500-S
Two years after receiving TÜV certification for the 2500 system, RTP announced the latest generation system. The 3000 SIS, built on the technology of the 2300 and 2500, offers increased speed, availability, I/O density, and ease of use.
To demonstrate its continuing technological leadership, RTP introduced the RTP 3000Q in 2010, the first true Quad SIS architecture, providing true 3oo4D technology and MTTFS numbers in excess of 100,000 years, essentially eliminating nuisance trips.
At the same time, the RTP 3100, Hybrid Control System was introduced. Using the same hardware and software suite, the 3100 allows control options not consistent with SIS systems and industry’s most tightly integrated control and safety platforms.
By working with and listening to its customers and understanding core technologies, RTP will continue its technological leadership, investing in the application of technology to solve Control and Safety needs in the Nuclear Power, Process Control, and Safety markets.
The RTP 3000 demo CD is now available! Contact RTP at 954-597-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy.
RTP Corp. receives exida certification for the RTP3000 system, in compliance to ISASecure Level 2 and IEC61508 Second Edtion SIL-3. View the press release and the certificate.
RTP Corp receives TÜV certification for the RTP3000 system.
RTP Corp.'s Q7 Quality Manual is available at no cost to our 1E certified nuclear users.