Location: Port Arthur, TX
Client Benefits: Replaced an outdated system with maintenance issues. A study was completed to ensure proper coverage for safety.
BGS developed Phase 3 (+/-10% scope development and TIC estimate) and completed Phase 4 detailed engineering and design for installation of an ambient air monitoring system consisting of approximately 250 MSA gas detectors and 15 flame scanners for the facility. The cost for the project was $3.4MM.
Design activities included installation of 5 Allen Bradley (AB) PLC panels on the units, fiber optic communications highways, and raceway systems for connection of detectors to the AB panels. Project requirements included redundant feeders to each panel along with installation of Kepco power supplies in purged and cooled enclosures. BGS provided instrument specification sheets as well as specification of electrical infrastructure for the project.
The BG Automation scope included developing control console alarms, operator interfaces and historization. We also interfaced with General Monitors for development of Allen Bradley programming and interface with the primary control system, performed a FAT at General Monitors in California and provided onsite startup/commissioning assistance.
The project was completed on time and on budget. This project has become the standard for Koch plants.
Gas Detector, Allen Bradley PLC, Flame Scanner