U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
SCADA Systems from Prime Controls, LP Support Hurricane Protection Projects in New Orleans
For the past 12 years, Prime Controls, LP has been working on Hurricane Risk Reduction contracts for the New Orleans District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Our work is on SCADA systems that allows remote control and monitoring of the storm water pumping stations that drain the city. Data required to operate the pumps includes information about the pumps, the engines driving the pumps, the electrical generators that support the pump stations, and water levels in the intake and discharge areas. Besides these standard data, the SCADA system incorporates weather information and CCTV surveillance. The critical nature of the pump stations requires redundancy in every system, including communications. The systems primarily communicate via fiber optic, with alternates of microwave and satellite radio.
Prime Controls, LP installed the instrumentation, control panels, control hardware, computer workstations and programmed the PLCs and HMI as well as develop many custom applications to help the USACE and local stakeholders manage the storm water drainage system.
Our efforts began as an immediate response to the impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, however we have been awarded work on over 40 contracts for sites throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. Prime Controls, LP recently served as the controls systems integrator on two of the largest USACE projects in the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway – West Closure Complex (GIWW-WCC) and the Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps (PCCP).
Prime Controls, LP has worked with Energy Transfer on several projects, putting together the team that meets their specific needs.
Prime Controls, LP is currently providing a facility control/ESD system for an ETC Compressor Station. Specific services include: site electrical, grounding and controls design; development of facility cause and effect matrix; PLC/HMI software development and implementation; custom panel fabrication and assembly; and operator and engineer hardware and software training. The system allows for gas compression, an automated local shutdown control system, and remote operation via a satellite radio network.
DALLAS WATER UTILITIES
Design/build contract to replace the City of Dallas water distribution legacy SCADA system.
Dallas Water Utilities needed a turnkey state of the art solution for a fully redundant SCADA system for the City's water distribution system. The system will be operated from two separate control locations that are synchronized to provide a true 'quad' redundant control system with seamless fail-over.
Prime Controls, LP scope of work includes: contract management; system design and application engineering; software development and implementation. In addition, Prime Controls, LP will be furnishing and installing the computer system and related products; remodeling the system computer centers; handling the network/communications upgrade, system change-out and commissioning; and all related support services.
Prime Controls, LP solution allows for the remote monitoring and automation of multiple pump stations, elevated tanks, and water meter stations.
For the Samsung "T Project" at the Samsung semiconductor fab in Austin, Texas, Prime Controls, LP worked as the prime contractor for the facility monitoring and process systems.
Our tasks included the successful installation of the Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for the central utilities plant, fab, and support systems. Services included: detailed design of I&C; procurement; panel manufacturing; field engineering; installation services; testing; start-up; and commissioning support.
Texas Instrument fab in Richardson, Texas
Prime Controls, LP worked under three separate contracts – process, DI water and LSS/TGCM systems.
Our tasks included the successful installation of Siemens PCS7 PLC-based Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for the central utilities plant, a de-ionized water plant and the Life Safety System (LSS). Services included: design; procurement; panel manufacturing; field engineering; programming; installation services; and start-up and commissioning.