Controls/Design

April 8, 2015

Water Management Consulting
Water Management Consulting: We gather as much data as possible and then use our decades of experience to develop a comprehensive plan for your entire facility.

In many industrial, mining, and oil and gas operations, multiple processes involving water and fluids can be occurring at a single location at any one time. Often, these complicated processes may seem unrelated but they can affect one another and cause poor water quality, unforeseen chemical reactions, and costly equipment failures.

Our approach is a little different in that it is very “data-driven”. We gather as much data as possible and then use our decades of experience to develop a comprehensive plan for your entire facility.

Surveys: As a first step, we perform a comprehensive survey to identify all potential sources of water and fluids entering and leaving the facility. These survey results can be very interesting. They can reveal previously unknown volumes of water and chemicals coming into the system intermingling and creating different reactions and issues.

Data Gathering & Documentation: After the initial survey, we gather as much water quality, flow, pressure, and chemical data as possible with a wide array of measurement and control systems including:

  • Flow meters and pressure sensors
  • pH control systems
  • COD/BOD analyzers
  • Water quality tests
  • Level controllers

We also provide checklists and spreadsheets with automatic graphing capability that can show system changes and allow for further system analysis and process improvement.

System Analysis  & Process Modifications:  By analyzing this data, we are able to recommend various process and chemical changes which will maximize your system operations and reduce costs. Adding measurement devices and control systems will help onsite personnel quickly react to any changes in the system and effectively address issues before they become costly problems.

Developing a comprehensive water management system can have many advantages and be a smart move for your company.  Give us a call at 800-453-8639 for more information.


December 12, 2012

For the past 25 years, we have provided custom engineered systems for a variety of industrial and commercial applications in many exotic locations. We work with you to understand your needs and design a unique control system to maximize efficiency and reduce onsite monitoring. Some of the industries we have designed integrated PLC control systems include:

Wash Bays – Systems can control and monitor all reclaim and wash system components and flow rates, trouble-shoot systems and monitor all desired water quality aspects.

Rainwater Collection – Systems can monitor and control high and low collection tank levels, rainwater transfer pumps, valves and storage tank levels. The PLC control system, along with a motor control system, analog level sensors, and digital display screens, insures that all water collected will be available for use.

Water Treatment Management – Systems can control all phases of treatment systems, including pumps, tank level sensors, automatic valves, filters and water quality parameters.

Wash Tunnel Entry and Control – These custom-engineered tunnel entry light systems feature industrial traffic fixtures with swivel mounts affixed to the tunnel entry, heavy-duty Lexan construction and ultra-bright LED illumination.

Photocell or Proximity Detection Systems – These systems are extremely rugged, with an industrial design, and heavy cast aluminum housings. They feature interchangeable logic modules and output devices.

pH Control – These systems adjust the pH of the water and are highly recommended if the pH of the water is either too high or too low from using industrial cleaning solutions. These systems normally include metering pumps, tanks, controllers and switches.

Our control panels are assembled with the highest quality electrical components, including Allen Bradley, Siemens, Eaton, and GE. System design tailored to interface with existing hardware and software to minimize compatibility concerns. Designs and assembly are focused on reliability and durability for continuous use in rail yards, bus depots, mining and oilfield service, and other heavy industrial applications. All systems can be UL Listed and/or CSA Certified.

Features can include:

  • Stainless Steel Master control panel
  • NEMA 4X Rated
  • UL Rating (Optional CSA Rating)
  • Hands-Off-Automated (HOA) switches for all pumps
  • Onboard digital display
  • Modem for remote monitoring and control
  • User-friendly monitoring software design to facilitate the system’s management

With each control system, we will provide detailed drawings and documentation packages with easy-to-follow descriptions, schematics, and wiring diagrams. Our engineers can also provide field installation, start-up and training for onsite personnel.

Call us at 800-453-8639 for help with customizing your control systems.


April 11, 2011

Rain Diverter System (RDS)
Our Rain Diverter System (RDS) is a programmable controller with manual/automatic switch capability.

Many wash facilities do not have a roof over the wash pads so when it rains, rain water automatically flows through the pre-treatment system into the city sewers. It is illegal throughout the US, however, to allow rainwater to enter the sewer system.

Our RDS is a programmable controller with manual/automatic switch capability. When it senses rain, it turns on the pumps for a field-settable time to remove the floating oils and water from the wash pad through our pre-treatment system. After the water with the floating oils are removed, the RDS then shuts down the pre-treatment system to prevent rainwater from entering the sewer system. After the rain event, the RDS will reset to allow normal operation of the pre-treatment system.

KEY WORDS:

Interval Time – The time set by the client on the time delay relay located inside the RDS Control Panel. The is the length of time the air pump will run after detecting rain. It is factory set for 15 minutes, but can be readily changed to suit field conditions.

Equipment in the rain.
The Rain Diverter senses the rain and pumps the oil and water from the wash pad to a water pretreatment system.

Rain Sensitivity – The adjustment on the rain sensor that determines the amount of rainfall needed to trigger the sensor. It is factory set at ¼” of rainfall.

Vent Ring Adjustment – The adjustable ring at the base of the rain sensor that determines the duration of time after rain stops before the rain sensor resets. This is factory set for the most rapid reset time possible.

Reset Time – The time required for the Rain Sensor to reset. This can vary, depending upon ambient humidity, sunlight, etc. It can take from 1-2 hours up to 24 hours.


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