Our client initially came to Hi-Def to develop a modernized truck unload system that would capture data previously unavailable and to provide a complete audit trail for ticketing purposes. Hi-Def Controls developed a powerful HMI system with those capabilities that is also intuitive and efficient for the truck drivers. This side benefit reduces the driver's time spent at the scale to less than one third of what it was previously. This significant time reduction allowed for an increased throughput at the facility. Our client has seen such an immediate return on investment that they are looking at expanding the capability of the system even further.
Plagued with ongoing issues of managing maintenance and service records, our client needed a solution that would integrate with their local control system. Our Certified Schneider Electric Citect Experts were able to integrate a maintenance system hosted in SQL directly with the client's existing SCADA system. That's thinking outside the box!
The replacement of the PLC system at 7 pump stations of a fully booked pipeline is no easy task. The Team worked with our client to create a phased upgrade plan that allowed the most critical parts of the system to be migrated in a way to minimize downtime. This plan coupled with our new PLC process simulation services, means the client had minimal disruption and has maximum confidence in their system.
The project team at Hi-Def Controls was involved in the addition of a new tank into the existing terminal operations. We were involved in almost every aspect of commissioning, from electrical and mechanical documentation and check sheets, commissioning scheduling, automation programming, cause and effect development, implementation and startup assistance.
Hi-Def Controls was responsible for implementation and integration of a new VFD and Contactor gear into an existing running facility using legacy Schneider programming.
Hi-Def Controls was responsible for modifying the existing program, completed in 2015 by Hi-Def, to accommodate two new Oil Storage Tanks located near Kerrobert, SK. The project includes two new transfer pumps, VFD's and metering, as well as OMNI Flow computer upgrades and advanced batching.
Through a Joint effort with Upside Engineering, Hi-Def Controls provided consulting on the control system design of the PLC Upgrade, Upgraded the existing legacy Schneider Program to the latest version, and Designed a new Standard for the HMI graphics on seven facilities.
Two existing Allen Bradley Liquid Cooled VFD were replaced with Toshiba Air Cooled drives, new redundant HVAC equipment, and a medium voltage cross connect MCC was installed to allow either VFD to control any of 4 pumps. Hi-Def Controls was responsible for the Station programming which included removing the old logic, integrating the new VFD's, HVAC and MCC into the station PLC and HMI, and commissioning to SCADA.
Hi-Def Controls performed an overhaul of the existing CitectSCADA HMI to a cleaned up advanced version, that featured smart flowpaths for multiple products and standardized displays. The HMI was replaced and tested onsite without shutting down.
Hi-Def Controls assisted Pembina personnel with upgrading aging OMNI Flow Computer Hardware with minimal outages. The work included replacing motherboards and communications cards, re-calibration and upgrading of DOS-based Flow computers to Windows-based.
Hi-Def Controls assisted Spectra with the replacement of two liquid cooled Allen Bradley VFD's with Air Cooled Toshiba drives. The work consisted of modification to an existing Proworx Nxt PLC Program, SCADA and HMI modifications, and integration with a Trane HVAC controller.
This site was a year long project, and included installing a new PLC system with 3 OMNI Flow Computers and a new CitectSCADA 7.4 HMI. Hi-Def Controls assisted with the control system design, all programming aspects and site commissioning.