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8-5-2015 RTP awarded Vendor Registration Certificate at PDIL(PDF)
 

Projects & Development India Limited (PDIL) awards RTP Vendor Registration Cetificate for RTP 3000 TAS series products.  The award will allwo RTP to provide Safety Instrumented Systems for Terminal Automation as well as Fire and Gas applications to PDIL.

1-15-2015 RTP announces the 3200 Series of Analog and Digital I/O cards (PDF)
 

The 3200 Series I/O cards are the next phase of RTP's continuing expansion of the TAS system. These cards have been designed to the same rigorous design requirements as the 3100 series I/O. To keep the cards at a competitive price, the expensive safety certification has
not been applied for. However, the unique design of these cards allow them to co-exist with safety I/O cards in the same chassis, communicating on the same bus, to the same processors and not interfere with the safety operation of the SIS. Additionally, all I/O
communications are subjected to the same extensive diagnostics. The 3200 series I/O offers the same outstanding performance, providing high-speed sampling of 1000 times a second, with a 1 millisecond SOE resolution for both digital and analog inputs.

Click the following link to view the 3200 Series IO datasheet.

10-15-2014 RTP announces the introduction of the RTP 3000 TAS TÜV approved Critical Control and Safety system (PDF)
 

RTP announces the introduction of the 3000 TAS (Technologically Advanced System), TÜV approved safety system. The 3000 TAS is approved for SIL-1 to SIL-3 applications and is certified to IEC61508-2010 achieving a new level of availability and integrity.  It can be used as a stand-alone safety controller, as a distributed control system for critical applications, or both functions can be combined in a 3000 TAS controller.  The RTP3000 TAS is the newest member of the RTP family of systems and uses the same advanced techniques as its predecessors, the 2500 and 3000, offers higher performance then its predecessors, and adds a greater level of diagnostics to be able to perform proper diagnostics in a severely noisy environment. This ensures that the process is protected and-equally important-the 99.9999% (6 NINES) availability insures that expensive downtime is eliminated

Click the following links to view the TAS Brochure, TÜV certificate, or the report on the certificate.

11-18-2011

RTP Corp. moves to a new facility!
Our new address is:

2832 Center Port Circle
Pompano Beach, Florida 33064

All shipments and correspondence should be sent to the new address.
RTP Corp.'s new phone number is 954-597-5333. You can contact our employees by dialing this main number.

10-04-2011 RTPView HMI is qualified to support streaming video from Pelco Cameras (PDF)
08-10-2011 RTP Corp receives exida certification for the RTP3000 system, in compliance to ISASecure Level 2 and IEC61508 Second Edtion SIL-3 (PDF)
  exida, an accredited global certification company, has certified the RTP 3000 control system for functional integrity, ensuring that it meets the cyber-security requirements of the ISA Security Compliance Institutes’ (ISCI) ISASecure Level 2, and the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508.
12-09-2008

RTP announces the introduction of the RTP 3000 TÜV approved Critical Control and Safety system (PDF)

 

As a result of input from customers of RTP’s 2500 controller, the 3000 incorporates features requested by customers into the industry leading technology of the RTP 2500.  The 3000 is approved for SIL-1 to SIL-3 applications (PDF). The RTP 3000 can be applied as a simplex SIS providing a low cost system for small SIL-2 applications and can be expanded to up to 16 I/O chassis in a full Advanced TMR Architecture for the largest ESD and HIPS systems.  This scalability makes it possible for refineries and chemical plants to use the same technology for all SIS systems from the very smallest SIL-2 system to the very largest SIL-3 system.  This means that one set of spare parts spares all SIS systems and only one skill set is required to implement and maintain all SIS systems.

09-15-2008

Is the PLC Finally Dead? -RTP Whitepaper (PDF)

  Due to the continuous improvement aspects of ISA84 (ne IEC61511), the process industries are finding it necessary to replace PLC’s with Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). As Process Hazard Analyses (PHA’s) are updated based on the experience of the specific plant or on the collective experience of the industry, the need to implement Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF’s) that weren’t previously implemented or identified is forcing users to discard otherwise usable PLC’s and replace them with SIS systems.
08-27-2008

A Hybrid Fault Tolerant Architecture - White Paper by exida on the RTP 3000 System (PDF)

  Overall the RTP3000 system provides a very flexible architecture where a system may consist of several different architectures depending on the criticality of the application. In its simplest form, a hybrid 1oo2/1oo1D architecture is used to achieve high safety integrity for the deenergize to trip mode. Additional modules may be added to expand the architecture to 2oo3/2oo2D to achieve both high safety integrity and high availability. The system provides flexibility, CPU performance, high safety integrity and high availability.
08-01-2008 Selection of an SIS for Maximum Process Availability (PDF)
  When selecting an SIS, the user should consider the impact that the SIS may have on the process it protects. One objective, certainly secondary to the objective of protecting life, property, and the environment, should be to interrupt the process as little as possible.
07-31-2008 Beyond Fault Tolerance - Third Generation SIS Approaches for Optimizing Safety Integrity and Operational Availability (PDF)
  The latest generation of fault-tolerant safety instrumented systems combines all the benefits of first-and second-generation SIS technology with improved diagnostics, safety availability, operational availability, and significantly lower lifecycle costs. This has been accomplished by implementing new, more flexible redundancy approaches, increased diagnostic coverage, better processing and communications performance, plus new online repair, modification, and upgrade capabilities. The goal of these systems is not incremental improvement, but providing the user with the SIS that will provide the very best protection against unsafe situations while providing minimal interference with the operation of the facility.
05-01-2008 RTP Receives TUV Certification for Enhancements to the RTP2500 Safety and Critical Control System and NetSuite Version 7.0 (PDF)
  Version 7.0 and the accompanying enhancements to the RTP2500 safety and control engine have been certified by TÜV for SIL-1 to SIL-3 applications(PDF). The user will experience improved performance, additional functionality, and increased ease of use when using NetSuite Version 7.0.
03-18-2008 RTP Celebrates 40-years of Providing Technological Excellence
 

RTP Corp. employees and guests celebrated RTP's 40th anniversary on March 18, 2008 capped with a catered luncheon.  This celebration comes after a stellar 2007 in which RTP achieved another record year of bookings and profitability.  RTP intends to continue this pace of increasing market share and profitability by selling premiere safety system technology and developing the next generation safety system technology desired by the process industry.

12-03-2007 RTP VP Sales interviewed on IndustrialInfo.com's Industry Today Show
 

End users no longer need to trade off safety versus availability in choosing critical control and safety applications.

08-30-2007 RTP Corp in Turbine Automation: Seeking Service, Reliability, and Speed (PDF)
 

RTP markets the 2300 DCS and 2500 SIS systems for process automation and critical control. Besides being a pure high-performance platform, these systems have three other characteristics that suit them for turbine automation.

  • The systems provide simplex, dual-redundant, or triple-modular redundancy automatically as redundant hardware is added.
  • The 2300/2500 supports a large number of intelligent I/O modules including a high speed intelligent servo card with LVDT input and a high speed counter card for speed control applications.
  • A typical application of these intelligent I/O modules is for turbine overspeed protection. When turbine overspeed protections is implemented using the module’s fully independent processor, the module complies with American Petroleum Institute requirements for overspeed protection.
   
08-23-2007 RTP provides a valuable, high availability platform for Wellman, Inc. (PDF)
  Wellman Inc. manufactures high-quality polyester products, packaging resins and polyester fibers.  They needed to replace a 30 year-old legacy control
system at one of their sites and wanted to move to a long term supplier strategy as they had several different legacy systems across the company at the time. They started out with the usual list of “household” names in the control system supplier domain, but found that none of them really matched up to their needs, so they broadened their horizons to include RTP. After a series of stringent tests at RTP’s factory and lab, followed by visits to a couple of customer reference sites, the system selection team was able to convince their management that RTP should be Wellman’s supplier of choice for their 5 year legacy system replacement project.
   
06-08-2007 The Intelligent Servo Card, the third in the previously announced line of intelligent I/O modules (PDF)
  Now OEMs and owners of rotating machinery can experience a new level of performance and availability from their equipment.  With scan rates of this module between 1000 to 2000 (0.5 - 1 ms) scans per second depending on the size of the application, higher efficiencies will be achieved based on being able to control the machine closer to the limits of the original design.
   
04-19-2007 First of a New Line of Intelligent I/O Modules (PDF)
  RTP, announces the ability to distribute control functions among intelligent I/O modules. Now the user has a choice to run an application entirely in a central processor or to run very high-speed or critical functions, or functions that need to run independently of the
main processor, in separate intelligent I/O modules.
   
02-09-2007 RTP Corporation Takes Critical Control and Safety Systems to a New Level
ARC Advisory Group - RTP 2500 SIS Provides a Solution for High Speed, Integrity, Availability and Flexibility RTP Corporation's 2500 SIS speaks to many of the most important end user requirements for safety systems today, and does so in very flexible manner, making it applicable for large or small applications.
 
12-20-2006 Safety System Report
The RTP 2500 SIS System has a hybrid architecture that uses a set of advanced design techniques to provide SIL 3 safety integrity and high availability. Safety integrity and high availability are achieved on a system that also provides an unusual level of architecture flexibility and computing speed (25 msec. scan rates). This combination of safety integrity, high availability, flexibility and performance sets new levels of expectation among safety PLC users.
 
10-03-2006 RTP announces the introduction of the 2500 TÜV approved safety system
The 2500 is approved for SIL-1 to SIL-3 applications and achieves a new level of availability and integrity.
 
07-18-2005 ARC Advisory Group Brief on RTP Corp
RTP Corporation, has proven that small suppliers can still find sustainable success in the global DCS marketplace.
 
07-25-2004 New RTP NetSuite Release
User Defined Functions, Structured Text, High Speed Alarm Management, and Lookup Tables
 
03-18-2004 Triple Modular Redundancy For Process Control
For mission-critical processes and applications, there's no substitute for Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR).
 
02-01-2004 Protecting your data flow in an IT-driven world
How configurable redundancy makes a hybrid control system the cost-effective choice for high-availability monitoring and control.
 
07-25-2003 New Plant Process Computer System
RTP Ships Advanced 2300 Hybrid Control System to Kewaunee Nuclear
 
06-12-2003 RTP meets aggressive outage schedule
Plant Process Computer Replacement At Exelon LaSalle County Station Unit 2