Control Engineering Implementation Chronicles Update

08/16/2005


Reader requests to have the Implementation Chronicles Web logs added to our news section for RSS access brought us to a decision to add weekly updates about these blogs to our newsletters for easier access by readers. The Implementation Chronicles are weekly updated blogs from system integrators involved in various control and automation projects. In case you missed the first few weeks of installments from our two blogs, here’s what’s been happening with the Baton Rouge wastewater pump station SCADA system and biopharmaceutical filtration automation projects.

Wastewater SCADA project:
After an initial hurdle was placed in the project’s way when it was discovered that a water industry supplier to the general contractor's electrical subcontractor had not included all panels and materials required by the project’s specifications, the general contractor faced an estimated $200,000 price problem. Resolution of this issue could impact the project’s 270-day contract completion time. Because of the delays this situation has caused in this phase of the project, QDS (the system integration firm managing the SCADA system portion of the project) has focused its work on developing the SCADA master—a three-computer redundant configuration comprised of a Dell data center with redundant power supplies, network connections, and mirrored RAID SCSI drives.
To get the full details on this project, view the weekly blog updates here .
To view the introductory article explaining this project, click here .

Biopharmaceutical filtration automation project:
Deliverables for this project, managed by system integration firm Cascade Controls, include software design documents, formal test procedure documents, and the actual code for the development of an automated filtration process for a new biopharmaceutical facility.
The blog will cover all aspects of software design for the project, including I/O, control modules and interlocks, equipment modules, phases, and recipes.
To date, the Cascade Controls bloggers have provided detailed explanations of how I/O information is managed; means of establishing device control managed by control modules; interlock design, implementation, and troubleshooting; and process simulations to allow developers to run sequences, test alarm conditions, execute recipes, and generate operational data that can be used for development of data analysis applications.
To get the full details on this project, view the weekly blog updates here .
To view the introductory article explaining this project, click here .





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