Revamping silos with PCS7

The renewal of the electrical and automation technology for the technical processes of the silo plants in a German chemical company was subject to the highest safety requirements. Engineering and delivery of the complete electrical and automation technology including software development, commissioning and training of the employees were part of the KIMA scope of supply.

Control system:

  • SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU 410 Redundancy Automation mit 2xCPU 410-5H
  • SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU 410 Single AS als Test-und Simulationssystem

Operating and monitoring system:

  • Siemens Advanced Process Library (APL) as standard library
  • OS-Client-/ OS server operation on redundant server architecture with
    • 2 x OS Server (redundant)
    • 2 x OS Client
    • 1 x Engineering Station (ES)

Bus systems:

  • Industrial Ethernet:
    • Communication of the SIMATIC S7 controllers with the S7-REDONNECT OS servers
  • Profibus:
    • Connection of decentralised peripheral equipment
    • Connection of two ABB switchgears

Noteworthy aspects:

  • Migration of two AEG A250 controllers to PCS 7
  • Extensive transport route concept (approx. 900 material transport routes)
  • Test and simulation system
  • Extensive FAT at KIMA