Automation Sentinel Maintain Plus Subscription
ABB software, both existing and newly installed during the turnaround, is maintained via ABB Automation Sentinel subscription service. Automation Sentinel provides up-to-date software versions for installed control system software, as well as upgrades to newer software products for existing systems and for System 800xA. The subscription also includes online access to software product documentation and access to technical telephone specialists for software installation assistance and upgrade support.
TRIO I/O migration to S800 I/O
During this turnaround, one-third of the TRIO I/O was migrated to S800 I/O. Styrolution has plans to replace the remaining two-thirds over the next two turnarounds. The following process was used to ensure a successful migration:
- Delete existing TRIO I/O modules from database
- Add new S800 I/O modules to database
- Assign new S800 I/O Channels to existing loops
- Compile and Install database, check and correct errors
The newly installed S800 I/O is a distributed modular I/O which provides easy installation of the I/O modules and process cabling. It is highly modularized and flexible so that I/O modules can be mounted in many configurations to fit most requirements, both in single or redundant applications.
Remote Diagnostic Services
ABB’s Remote Diagnostic Service provides on-demand remote support assistance to diagnose a specific system event or failure. ABB experts have direct access to the equipment via a secure remote connection. Experts can collect data from the field to enable service engineers and operations teams to continuously monitor the performance trends of remote assets and define the correct, timely maintenance procedures to allow predictive rather than time-based maintenance. The product collects diagnostic information from dedicated intelligent electronic devices at Styrolution that provide specific sensors for health condition monitoring. ABB’s Remote Diagnostic Services optimize maintenance schedules, increase uptime and safety, and reduce operational cost.
During the project installation there were a few hurdles that Styrolution had to overcome. Some of them were product related and some of them were project related.