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Control System upgrade supports new use for an existing production line and lean manufacturing

With more than 40 production sites supplying a vast range of steel products to manufacturers worldwide, our client made a strategic decision to revamp one of its UK production sites to produce a specialist product – Grain Orientated Steel, used in high power electrical components.

Overview

With more than 40 production sites supplying a vast range of steel products to manufacturers worldwide, our client made a strategic decision to revamp one of its UK production sites to produce a specialist product – Grain Orientated Steel, used in high power electrical components.

The Brief

To revamp one of the existing process lines the client wanted a single supplier to provide the whole project scope, with a proven track record of delivering safely against a challenging schedule.

Scope of Services

  • System Design
  • PLC and Scada Systems
  • MCCs
  • Drives Suites
  • Control Desks
  • RIO panels
  • Network
  • Electrical Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Support

Scope of Supply

  • Project Management
  • Site Survey & Drawing Verification

Key Features

Line drives arranged to regenerate via an Active Front End, reducing harmonics, saving energy and capital costs.
Wide use of Profibus DP (replacing discrete cabling) enables faster commissioning and enhanced, centralised diagnostics.
High Availability Fibre Optic Network supporting PLC and Scada communications
New safety guarding zones implemented.

Value Added by Boulting

  • Project team co-located with client to save time during design phase.
  • Whole scope ownership.
  • Ongoing support.

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