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Fix One, Fix Many

July 25, 2022byAdmin

Heavy Material Handling


The petroleum coke processing plant was plagued by an aging controls system. Replacement parts were nowhere to be found. Each increasingly frequent failure resulted not only in idle workers but also the obligation to pay fees for waiting ships clogging the ship channel.

Our Solution:

I-IDM was hired to retrofit the controls system with modern Allen-Bradley PLCs, which required a complete program conversion. We decommissioned the old hardware, installed the new hardware, reconnected all field devices, converted the program, and made sure the new hardware communicated with their SCADA system.

The Result:

After the successful retrofit of the first handling line, the customer hired I-IDM to upgrade the remaining lines with new controls. The result? No more frequent failures, more production reliability, and readily available replacement components for the more modern equipment.