Eight months to build the perfluoro control system

BNFL Fluorochemicals’ new perfluorocarbons plant at Springfield is being controlled by a MAX Control Systems MAX 1000 DCS. This was a relatively fast-track project. From placement of order to system configuration took eight months, including acceptance tests. BNFL contributed to the effort, also making mods to speed up installation. The system is configured to monitor […]

BNFL Fluorochemicals’ new perfluorocarbons plant at Springfield is being controlled by a MAX Control Systems MAX 1000 DCS.

This was a relatively fast-track project. From placement of order to system configuration took eight months, including acceptance tests. BNFL contributed to the effort, also making mods to speed up installation.

The system is configured to monitor 90% of process variables in all plant areas via two workstations. These provide real time graphics, trends, alarm summaries, network status displays, etc – up to eight windows. There’s also an engineer’s station for reconfiguration, alarm/event history, reporting and application program development. Graphics can be modified via a separate PC.

On the safety side, all critical parameters are monitored by the DCS which is linked to a hard-wired trip system. Also, some 80-90% of the plant’s MAX Distributed Processing Units (DPUs) have redundancy – as have critical analogue outputs.

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