The Background.

The Client was looking to increase throughput in their bottling hall by increasing filtering capacity and increasing spirit chilling/heating capabilities.

Successfully completed 2 weeks ahead of schedule

Minimised plant downtime to only 2 days

130 System I/O Count

The Client

Our client is a global drinks company, which produces many well established brands, operating across 200 sites across 30 countries globally, including distilleries, packaging plants, warehouses and cooperages.

The Solution.

Booth Welsh provided software modifications to existing Siemens PCS7 Distributed Control System for new filtration line and manufactured a new IO panel.  We conducted factory acceptance testing of the software and the IO panel at our headquarters.

Client software testing and live loop checking was conducted using a second plant controller, purchased specifically for the project, to minimise the large costs associated with extended plant downtime. Due to this plant downtime was reduced by approximately a week, and greatly reduced the risk to plant operations that would have been inherent in conducting terminations for new field devices in existing live IO panels.

The Benefits.

Our extensive knowledge of the site and business through our long term working partnership.

Our Siemens solution partner status in obtaining value for money and ongoing support for their PCS7 system.

Seamless in house panel manufacture.

Minimising plant downtime to 2 days by utilising a second identical control system, separate from the live site system, and a separate IO Panel, to conduct field IO testing to the new IO panel, without disrupting existing operations.

Quick project turnaround within 6 months, ahead of time by two weeks and on budget.