search

Siemens S7 1500 PLC and WinCC advanced HMI program for AD plant

Siemens S7 1500 PLC and WinCC advanced HMI program for AD plant
20/10/2021

An AD plant is literally a cow's stomach on a big scale, producing biogas from energy crops such as rye and maize etc. Anaerobic digestion is the process of feeding energy crops into a heated hydrolysis tank allowing biology to turn the crop into digestate and biogas, sounds simple but the actual process is much more involved. Bubble Automation are Siemens systems integrators and were contracted to re-do a full Siemens WinCC SCADA System in the midlands. The anaerobic digester plant just wasn’t currently performing to its planned capacity.

The plant we were involved in wasn’t hitting production milestones, mostly due to a lack of satisfactory automated control and correct handling of communication to integrated equipment. We took this into account in our rewrite with emphasis on efficient functionality and reliability.

Our client was impressed with the result and employed our services for a further 8 sites. This proved challenging as the sites were not identical. However, we eagerly rose to the challenge and deployed our Siemens PLC and SCADA codebase in 4 phases.

We travelled extensively all over the UK in order to meet the required schedule. Although the plants were a proven technology parts of the system were effectively still in an R&D stage. To increase efficiency even further our client monitored the biogas output, Bubble Automation added enhancements as and when required. We also implemented a remote access system in order to save time and money on further site visits, most of the additional modification work was implemented from our offices.

Thanks to Bubble Automation's involvement in these AD plants they are now meeting production milestones.

Related topics: automation engineers biotech, siemens s7 1500 plc programmers, siemens wincc advanced hmi developers, siemens wincc professional scada developers, automation and plc programming services, freelance plc programming services, industrial control system automation software engineers, scada engineers, industrial machine programmers, plc programming and plc software design service.

Enquiry Form



More News

No time to swan around when there is bird flu about

No time to swan around when there is bird flu about

Through our links with Group Schnieder / Telemecanique we received an interesting project for Hydor Ltd. This project was for Bristol University and w...

Read More
AD plant tarriff is met, thanks to Bubble toil and sweat

AD plant tarriff is met, thanks to Bubble toil and sweat

An AD plant is literally a cow's stomach on a big scale, producing biogas from energy crops such as rye and maize etc. Anaerobic Digestion is the proc...

Read More
Allen Bradley HMI program for Saacke Burners

Allen Bradley HMI program for Saacke Burners

The Saacke boiler control system required upgrading. We redesigned the Allen Bradley HMI front end. The system enables boiler control via operator adj...

Read More

Read More

Read More

List your business

Would you like to register your company on one of the UK's largest and most effective Trade websites?

Are you looking for a reliable and consistent source of enquiries from your industry sector? Would you like to see why Find the Needle clients come back year after year to use our service? If so then feel free to register using the link 'here'.

Register
Office Address: