Byworth has taken a root and branch approach in upgrading its boiler house control solution with the Freelance DCS.
Current integrated systems are simply not using the data they collect in an effective manner
Byworth had to find the best route to this vision, with choices in control hardware, functional specification, software design and initial commissioning.
Several technologies were evaluated which resulted in the ABB Freelance system being selected because of its advanced functionality, DCS structure of all-in-one database, compact size, ease of programming and change management, and also cost.
After investigating channels for system implementation of their own functional design they made the decision that it would be more efficient to undertake this task in-house where their considerable boiler expertise could readily be deployed within the solution.
The system was developed by Mr Jason Atkinson of Byworth who said, “The week long ABB training course gave me the underpinning knowledge to commence on an initial six month development program”.
Jason started with Byworth as an apprentice and has obtained a great understanding of boiler control techniques, from his time on the service team he gained new insight of the benefits that a modern control and monitoring system can provide for Byworth service and also for the end user customer satisfaction.