Enterprise Automation provided retrofit controls for a plant expansion that doubled the existing capacity of the McCommas Bluff landfill gas processing facility. The scope of supply included field surveys, panel design and supply, control description development, Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC programming, Wonderware InTouch configuration, acceptance testing, commissioning, and operator training.

To accommodate the sequence of the plant’s expansion, Enterprise Automation performed 4 separate (phased) startups. This required careful management and control of changes to the production system whilst development continued on the development test platform.

The testing and production environments are fully virtualized using VMware’s ESX platform. This provides the plant with high availability, protection from obsolescence, and enhanced control during deployments and rollback due to snapshotting.