Process Solutions is in the late stages of a major industrial chiller project on the University of Washington’s campus. The plant, which is located on the west side of campus, will be used to manufacture chilled water at precise temperatures. The chilled water will then be circulated through all the buildings on campus for use in air conditioning systems. This method of air conditioning is more efficient for large scale installations than using standard air conditioners.
Our scope on this project was to be the primary controls contractor. We participated in the initial plant design and sequence of operation development, designed and built 4 PLC control panels, and are currently completing writing all PLC and HMI code. The system uses Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC’s/HMI’s communicating over Ethernet with Remote I/O and multiple 3rd party controllers. Equipment controlled or monitored includes industrial chillers, high-power VFD’s, cooling towers, generators, and gas sensors. The system is also interacting over a fiber optic network to the main plant ABB control system.
Over the coming months Process Solutions will finish the testing, start up, and commissioning of the entire system. Stay tuned for more information!
Established in 1987, Process Solutions has emerged as a leader in the control systems and integration industry. Thirty years of quality and experience is built in to every control panel that ships from Process Solutions’ 30,000 square foot facility in Stanwood, Washington. For more information, please visit www.processsolutions.com