Upgraded major waste water treatment plant's aging SCADA system including HMI, PLC, project managment, engineering design, strategy and key risk assessments.
Bolivar, South Australia
Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) treats approximately 70 percent of metropolitan Adelaide’s wastewater (approximately 150ML/d - 440ML/d during peak wet weather flows).
The original parts of the plant, such as the pumping and power stations and inlet works, were built approximately 45 years ago and much of the PLC/HMI/RTU equipment is either no longer supported by the manufacturer, or soon won't be.
As such, a comprehensive and staged upgrade of the SCADA, PLC and communication networks is ultimately required for the entire WWTP.
The WWTP upgrade required a staged approach which first began in November 2014.
SAGE Automation was contracted by SA Water to upgrade the site facilities based around a redundant ControlLogix platform for the Master PLC system, Hirschman RS40 switches for the networks and CompactLogix platform for the field PLCs.
Key deliverables include:
“SAGE were a valued partner from the inception of the project - they did risk assessments of various sections of the plant and were involved in assisting with the delivery strategy which was fundamental to getting the necessary approvals for the project.” –Shan Bala, program manager, SA Water.