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ChinaCoal to use InStep’s data historian software

World Coal,

China National Coal Group Corporation (ChinaCoal), the country’s second largest coal producer, will use Instep Software’s eDNA data historian software for centralised data management, analysis and reporting to make smarter operational decisions and improve efficiency.

InStep Software recently announced the new agreement to provide ChinaCoal with a license for its eDNA enterprise data historian software.

Central system

The company will integrate its existing SCADA system to eDNA at its headquarters using OPC and then collect and centralise data from all mine-level production automation subsystems and real-time operational data from its coal mines across China.

Real-time data

This will provide unified storage and presentation of all production data. Real-time machinery sensor data from underground mine belts, cranes, air compressors, mechanised mining assets, tunneling and washing equipment, among other assets, will be stored within eDNA for analysis and reporting purposes.

Local partner

The eDNA installation is being carried out by local partner Beijing Yunhanlongxing Tech Company (YHLX), an authorised reseller of InStep products in China.


"We are excited to work with ChinaCoal on such a significant project that will provide real-time, centralised visibility into the critical operational, performance and asset health related aspects of their business," commented John Kalanik, president of InStep Software.

eDNA data historian software

eDNA data historian software collects continuously streaming time series data from critical control, monitoring and smart devices and then archives this data using an advanced storage and lossless compression technology. The historian includes a suite of advanced client applications for accessing, analysing and presenting data in the desired format, including interactive display screens, trends and reports.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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