Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
The fleet of six Collins Class submarines are a key element of Australia’s Defence Force, both as an intelligence gathering platform during peace time and as a forceful opponent during times of war.
The Chilled Water System onboard the Collins Class Submarines is a critical system, cooling various compartments and equipment onboard. The heat is removed from the chilled water system to the fresh water cooling system via the Freon system.
The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system previously controlling the Collins Class Submarine cooling system was due for an upgrade and the intention was to find a suitable COTS control system to replace the current PLC.
SAGE Automation specialist engineers worked with ASC to replace the PLC for the Chilled Water System.
Jamal Zadeh, Project Engineer, ASC said, “SAGE designed and developed a replacement control system solution that integrates into the existing field cabling and devices.”