MARKET: Chemical Process | Petrochemical | Refining
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD
SERVICES: • Programming • Start-Up • Commissioning • Detailed Engineering • Construction Documents
VALUE CLASS: <$250K
ABOUT: The Client provides lubrication solutions. The Company offers engine oils for motorcycles, cars, vans, and trucks as well as transmission fluids, gear and hydraulic lubricants, greases, compressor oils, and specialty oils.
The Client expanded their Baltimore facility for manufacturing heavy-duty lubricants for commercial and industrial use. They wanted to construct a new building to house two new 30,000-gallon blending tanks and a 30,000-gallon storage tank. The installation included a new control system integrated with the existing plant DCS and all associated piping, pumps, agitators, instrumentation. The system also included a new automated dye and anti-foam injection system. Also installed and programmed was the communication interface between the existing DeltaV DCS and the new CompactLogix system, ASi interface modules in the CompactLogix, and the Foundation Fieldbus module in the CompactLogix
TAI provided the control system hardware and instrumentation and served as the control system integrator as follows:
For blending, the Client used a batch engine. Blends are done semi-automatically as follows:
The data collection capabilities were limited because the workstations were older PanelViews so most of the work consisted of alarms and real time trends were logged. Analog data was sent to the DeltaV for historical trending. The process safety standards used were the DS-108 Heated Tank standard, API Standard 2350 for overfill protection. The rail car area was replaced and engineering and controls TAI completed the project on time and continues to support this Client with ongoing control system maintenance. Engineering and controls were employed for additional storage tank and small batch blending tank in the new building.