|Project title:||Utility Process Control System|
|Description:||Control system for new research and training facility|
|Client:||National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), UCD, Co Dublin|
|Technology:||Siemens Simatic WinCC, Simatic S7 400, ET200M remote IO.|
|Timeline:||Nov 2009 – Apr 2010|
|Contact:||Darrin McCrudden / firstname.lastname@example.org / +353 (0)1 885 3400|
The client’s business requirements were:
- A “one-stop-shop” for the bioprocessing Industry’s training requirements.
- A dynamic catalogue of course content from which the client can build unique training solutions for their clients
- A number of training solutions ranging from operator through to the senior management which can be delivered in different formats to suit the client.
- Holistic training programmes in a realistic GMP simulated, operational manufacturing environment.
- Provide supervisory control of PUW Distribution.
- Provide interface and process visualisation for approx 20 skids.
- Provide operator interface to recipes and routes for a centralised CIP system for the skids.
- Record historical process and alarm data for entire facility.
- Provide out of hours alarm notification.
Key Challenges & Solutions
- Control different skids from multiple vendors with minimum cost, risk and change.
We developed a tailored interface for each skid which allowed the vendor retain their standard code and hence reduced development, change and testing.
- Provide a cost effective and flexible CIP system for the facility.
We engineered a solution that allowed a single CIP skid be used to clean all other skids and in so doing avoid the requirement for multiple skid dedicated CIP systems.
- WinCC V7.0 with S7-400 PLC
- Redundant OS Servers (SCADA) with archiving engineered from one ES (Engineering station)
- 8 WinCC clients to provide visualisation for training
- Simatic Teleservice was used for remote alarm notification
- All project requirements were addressed
- Project delivered to budget and on schedule
- New system has clear upgrade path