Burner management systems deployed

Louise Smyth

The BMS are protecting generators at Inpex’s LNG facilities in Australia’s Northern Territory

Burner management systems (BMS) designed to protect three steam generators at Inpex LNG facilities near Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, have been delivered to Amec Foster Wheeler, which designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Based on redundant HIMax systems, the three Hima BMS units (six CPUs) will be interconnected with a distributed control system (DCS) via the Modbus interface. Each of the systems includes 350 I/Os, for a total of 1,050 I/Os.

Hima is providing BMS design, engineering and integration from its office in Texas, USA, and commissioning and additional services will be delivered by local professionals in Australia. This collaboration enabled Amec Foster Wheeler to receive the BMS units faster than otherwise would have been possible. Commissioning of the system is expected to take place in 2017.

BMS application programming is accelerated with the Hime SILworX programming tool and TÜV-tested and -approved function blocks. Copy-and-paste programming reduces application errors and speeds up the engineering process.

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