J.R. Simplot Chemical Plant Upgrades

Enterprise Automation has been contracted by the J.R. Simplot Company (JRS) to perform a variety of improvements and integration of new equipment for their Helm chemicals plant. The most critical task is planning for the relocation of 150 partially labeled I/O points from a legacy pneumatic console to their modern Allen Bradley I/O platform. The task is sensitive due to minimal allowed plant downtime. EA will plan the work and draft detailed work orders to sequence JRS’s contracted electrician team to ensure flawless cutover startup. This is a feat EA has accomplished successfully several times for JRS in previous projects.

Other tasks include: documentation of legacy wiring systems, integration of data from an OEM Auxiliary Boiler PLC, network backbone additions (fiber optic and Ethernet), conversion of legacy plant trip hardware, PLC program revision, HMI revision, testing, electrician oversight, legacy control system demolition, and startup.

Technologies include: Allen Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix, RSLogix 5000, Flex I/O, RSNetworx for redundant ControlNet, CitectSCADA v7.1, ModbusTCP, and VMware for virtualization.