JWCE‘s very own Todd Nydam, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, worked diligently to write the JWCE technical article on packaged equipment integration for the Spring edition of the ISA water/wastewater newsletter. ISA, the International Society of Automation is a global organization focused on helping its members solve difficult systems integration problems.
Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a Plant SCADA or DCS system requires communication on multiple levels. These levels include process of design, mechanical fit up and installation, as well as the coordination to get the equipment to work in concert with the plant’s other control systems. Simply looking after mechanical/electrical details are not enough. To be successful, the plant’s System Integrator and the equipment supplier’s PLC programmer must work with each other throughout the entire project’s development.