Various cavern storage facilities with PCS7

The electrical and automation technology for three local gas cavern storage facilities was modernised by KIMA in close coordination with the operator. From engineering and documentation to switchgear manufacturing and on-site installation to PCS7 user software and commissioning, KIMA implemented the project from a single source.

The following services were provided for each cavern:

Control system:

  • SIMATIC S7-410H; CPU 410HF PN/DP

Operating and monitoring system:

  • Integration into the existing PCS7 process control system (red. server/clients)
  • Local TIA WinCC Comfort Panel (TP1500)

Bus systems:

  • Profibus:
    • for connecting decentralised and fail-safe peripherals

Noteworthy aspects:

  • Explosive area
  • Transmitter protection boxes
  • Delivery, installation, parameterisation and commissioning of the sensors
  • Functional safety (technical design and proof of customer-defined SILr)
  • Remote control connection via SHDSL
  • Coordination with authorities and acceptance by experts/TÜV