PPC replaced their existing 30-year-old electrical and control systems with a sophisticated technology based on System Platform and Historian– a major upgrade that took more than a little courage and commitment.
- Replacement of legacy control system
- Establishing a centralized control room
- Ensuring the effective measurement of KPIs, logging, and trending
- Installing a distributed PLC network
- Translating the old system into PLC/SCADA control
- Adding a new Historian server
- Replacing all redundant electrical equipment
- Installing new instrumentation
- Replacing 30 years of control system evolution in five weeks while maintaining operations and mitigating potential interruptions
- Migrating operators who, for decades, have known exactly which button to push
- Achieved PPC objectives within time and budget constraints
- Systems made best use of the existing PPC investment
- Operator buy-in, early ownership and easier change management through the ability to change the system to their liking cost effectively
- Standards based on best practices will facilitate future upgrades
- Four-screen design and navigation standard lets operators see everything at a glance
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