C&I Systems Engineering
Control System Upgrade
|Type:||Control & Instrumentation|
|Scope of Supply:||DESIGN ¦ BUILD ¦ COMMISSION|
|Client:||St Cuthbert’s Mill|
|Key Deliverables:||Replacement of the mill’s main PLC/SCADA system|
The existing control system for PM2 at St Cuthbert’s Mill comprised an ABB Advant AC450 controller with 3 operator stations that were no longer supportable. This ageing control system needed to be replaced by a modern PLC/SCADA system, which could be supported both internally by St Cuthberts’ own personnel and by external systems integrators for more complex issues. The system proposed by AMS comprised a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix modular PLC system with a GE Proficy iFIX SCADA system providing the operator interface.
With previous experience in dealing with the client, AMS implemented the modifications to the control system and commissioned on site to the client’s satisfaction. The new control system is now fully operational and supportable.
The particulate and sulphur 35 (S-35) gaseous discharge monitoring panels at Hinkley Point B required upgrades.
EDF Energy – Hinkley Point B
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