|13.8KV Auto Transfer System - Medium Application Complexity
Siemens, the main contractor for this project, commissioned Soft Control Ltd to develop the Siemens PLC code to control this system. The “Piper Bravo” North Sea Oil Production Platform supplies electricity via two undersea cables to the unmanned Oil Platform “Saltire”. The System had to ensure that “Saltire” made the correct decisions when choosing one of the undersea electricity supplies or opting for the onboard Emergency Generator Supply. The huge financial and production costs of a supply failure required the flawless performance of the Control System.
The PLC was responsible for monitoring and controlling the operation of HV Air Circuit Breakers on both “Saltire” and “Piper Bravo”. The final solution was achieved after extensive liaison with multiple responsible organisation and engineers. To ensure the PLC solution met all the requirements a witnessed simulation was performed allowing the observation of the entire system with a detailed O&M manual supplied.
Personnel from Soft Control assisted in the commissioning of the equipment in the North Sea.
PLCs supported: Siemens