FLINT HILLS RESOURCES - TRUCK UNLOAD SYSTEM

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.  

CITY OF SWIFT CURRENT - MAINTENANCE SYSTEM UPGRADE

CITY OF SWIFT CURRENT - MAINTENANCE SYSTEM UPGRADE

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!

PEMBINA PIPELINES - SYNCRUDE PIPELINE PLC UPGRADE

PEMBINA PIPELINES - SYNCRUDE PIPELINE PLC UPGRADE

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. 

SPECTRA ENERGY - EXPRESS PIPELINE HARDISTY TANK PROJECT

SPECTRA ENERGY - EXPRESS PIPELINE HARDISTY TANK PROJECT

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.

INTER PIPELINE LTD. - KERROBERT TANK EXPANSION

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INTER PIPELINE LTD. - KERROBERT TANK EXPANSION

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.

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PEMBINA PIPELINES - HORIZON EXPANSION PROJECT

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PEMBINA PIPELINES - HORIZON EXPANSION PROJECT

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.  

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SPECTRA ENERGY EXPRESS PIPELINE - HARDISTY VFD UPGRADE

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SPECTRA ENERGY EXPRESS PIPELINE - HARDISTY VFD UPGRADE

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.  

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PEMBINA PIPELINES EDMONTON NORTH TERMINAL

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PEMBINA PIPELINES EDMONTON NORTH TERMINAL

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.

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PEMBINA PIPELINES OMNI FLOW COMPUTER UPGRADE

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PEMBINA PIPELINES OMNI FLOW COMPUTER UPGRADE

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.

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EXPRESS PIPELINE - SPECTRA ENERGY VFD REPLACEMENT

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EXPRESS PIPELINE - SPECTRA ENERGY VFD REPLACEMENT

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.

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INTER PIPELINE KERROBERT FACILITY

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INTER PIPELINE KERROBERT FACILITY

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.

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