Foxboro automation system selected for uranium mine

Uranium producer Cameco Corp. has chosen Invensys Process Systems to implement a Foxboro automation system at its Cigar Lake Mine in Saskatchewan, Canada.

08/03/2005


Uranium producer Cameco Corp . has chosen Invensys Process Systems to implement a Foxboro automation system at its Cigar Lake Mine in Saskatchewan, Canada. The system will monitor and control all key mining production operations at the undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit. Implementation includes I/A Series V8.0 hardware and software, engineering services, training, field services, and Foxboro Hart-based field instrumentation for processes bid to date.

I/A Series family field-mounted control processors are being installed at various stages of the uranium mining processes, starting with the shaft concrete plant and freeze systems (ore body stabilization) plant, to be followed by underground ore handling, grinding operations, slurry load-out, and wastewater treatment. A variety of field I/O platforms are being deployed, integrating HART-combined analog and digital signals with Ethernet and serial connections to third-party devices. The system also will interface with Schneider Electric Modicon PLC systems using Foxboro’s field device system integrator I/O modules.

The automation project will roll out in two stages. The shaft concrete plant and freeze system are being implemented now and are scheduled for completion this fall. Automation of the balance of the operations is expected to be completed in 2007.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Sensor-to-cloud interoperability; PID and digital control efficiency; Alarm management system design; Automotive industry advances
Make Big Data and Industrial Internet of Things work for you, 2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists, Avoid control design pitfalls, Managing IIoT processes
Engineering Leaders Under 40; System integration improving packaging operation; Process sensing; PID velocity; Cybersecurity and functional safety
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
click me