To minimize operator presence in machine and utility areas, supervision and control of the entire vessel will be performed from a central, continuously manned location.
The user-friendly AC design provides the following important features:
AC's personnel has been involved in delivery of several PSD, ESD, and F&G, systems using different display software, PLC manufacturers and architectures. These have ranged from simple single systems through dual redundant to special triplicated systems or a combination of these as required.
The following gives a brief overview of the principles for a AC-supplied safety system (The client may select the hardware manufacturers.)
Advanced Control delivers systems according to rules of the leading classification authorities, including:
We also have broad experience of delivering systems, which meet statutory and governmental regulations, such as NPD, NVE, API, Norsok and Crine
Daily operation of the process will be from a set of MS Windows based PCs. Operator station architecture will be based on a "server/client" system. A standard Ethernet with redundancy options, shall be used for transfer of large data volumes and co-ordinating tasks between the PCs.
All information is presented via graphical screens. An Interactive 3D visualisation model of the plant is used for dynamic alarm presentation and operator interaction. Pointing and clicking buttons and objects in the screen can reach all functions of the system.
The Operator Screen has the following features:
RIVOPS is a unique technology to deal with the large amounts of alarms that can present a problem at any one time. Based on a dynamic, 3D digital presentation of the installation, the compacted alarm groups are brought to the attention of the operators.
Alarms are grouped according to historical patterns and HAZOP studies. When an alarm pattern is detected, grouping features are activated. The result is a significant drop of the alarm rate, increasing the operator awareness.
AC’s personnel have been involved in delivery of several Systems using different display software, PLC manufacturers and architectures. Our Automation product range comprises: