Terminal Process Control


Project Solutions

The Automation Project Solutions portfolio spans the disciplines of control, instrumentation, electrical and mechanical engineering. Our project group is able to integrate your plant utilising the latest open industry standards. Promoting the use of industrial networks and integration of the plant floor with the business enterprise, real time information can be truly integrated across the facility.

Over the years our team has built up a varied experience with specialist exposure to Hazardous Area applications, Custody Transfer and plant floor to business enterprise integration. Applying current technologies and utilising a philosophy of open, scalable and integrated architectures we can design, configure, program and install an automation solution that meets your individual project requirements of cost and functionality.

SCADA

DKI’s SCADA solution integrates all the essential parts of industrial automation. In particular, the following automation functions are managed by this innovative software:

  • Data Acquisition and Processing
  • Control
  • Visualisation
  • Alarm Handling
  • Trending
  • Reporting
  • Documentation
  • Simulation

The User Interface is one of the major components of the SCADA solution, which provides an interactive rich graphical user interface for the plant processes. It allows the user to monitor measurements from field equipment, status of the process components such as pumps, tanks, valves, etc. and the conditions of the alarms.

Core libraries cover pipes, trends, motors, tanks to name a few that can be used in a project, or the user can develop their own libraries for specific needs. Having a re-useable libraries means subsequent projects can be implemented much more efficiently and quickly.

Utilizing a Client/Server architecture the software allows distributed users across an enterprise but maintains a single point of configuration. All engineering functions and control functions are undertaken at the server location and run transparently in the background.

The server provides clients with a rich graphical user interface for all server tasks (eg. Process Graphics, Configuration). This is an approach which strongly leverages commercial computer systems, enabling the user to utilise the breadth and cost of commercially available hardware.

For example, the SCADA system software can be run on standard desktop PCs simultaneously with other programs. Compliant operating systems for the server are:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux

In addition the software is independent of any brand of automation hardware that allows a Mix-And-Match approach to integrate many different hardware components across the control system. Thus, making it ideally suited for modernisation projects that require the user to integrate numerous hardware varieties.