Dow Mod 5 to Rockwell PlantPAx DCS Conversion
PREMIER System Integrators, Inc. has successfully completed the conversion of a legacy MOD 5 DCS to Rockwell’s PlantPAx DCS for a marine tanking facility in the Midwest. The obsolete MOD 5 DCS and its associated I/O were converted to a Rockwell Automation PlantPAx™ system.
PREMIER’s manufacturing business unit built and shipped 10 free standing processor and I/O panels to accommodate the system’s nearly 2500 I/O points. The new DCS utilized Rockwell’s most current ControlLogix process automation controllers along with Rockwell’s PlantPAx™ standard-based software architecture. System visualization was developed with FactoryTalk® View Site Edition (SE) combined with redundant virtualized manufacturing intelligence servers and ThinManager client servers to deliver the 20+ operator and engineering workstations required for the terminal.
PREMIER also utilized FactoryTalk® Historian SE, FactoryTalk® VantagePoint and FactoryTalk® Transaction Manager to interface to their Oracle MES database and convert their operation to paperless inventory management. FactoryTalk® AssetCentre was implemented for change management and configuration of their field instrumentation.
PREMIER developed a thorough commissioning plan which allowed the control and information systems to be successfully installed in a staged fashion with minimal impact on operations.
PREMIER is an Authorized Rockwell Automation Process Solution Partner.