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Substation Automation SCADA for the Military

With today’s urgent and necessary focus on security and integrity, it doesn’t change the fundamental assumption that the technology still needs to be reliable and work! As part of a major development for the Gallipoli Barracks at Enoggera, the successful Construction Contractor John Holland tendered to a number of Electrical Contractors for the Supply and…

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SEW Peninsula ECO

  The Fulton Hogan Delplant Beca Joint Venture (FHDB) was awarded its first major project as part of South East Water’s pipes and structures capital delivery program. The project is called the Peninsula ECO (Early Connection Option) Transfer Main Project. The following diagram outlines the Capital investment of the main project, benefits to customers and…

Stolthaven

Fuel Terminal more reliable with Automation

When Automation just has to be right, how can you simply just change the design on the fly? The truth is, the temptation is there to change things during deployment of any automation system, but it rarely produces a safer or sustainable result, even if it’s faster and more “efficient”! In 2013-2014 Stolthaven Australia constructed…

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SWIMs Reporting Made Easier

A bead of sweat trickles down the brow of Queensland Water service providers in spring each year. Why is that? Each year Service Providers (SPs) must collate significant volumes of data on water and sewerage services to numerous State and Commonwealth agencies. The Statewide Water Information Management (SWIM) project was created in 2006 to simplify…

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Controlling flooding

Design, construct and deploy a control system in 3 weeks? Early June 2014, Parasyn was contacted by McIlwain to scope and deliver the control system for managing a Brisbane River Waterway gate. In the event of a flood risk from the Brisbane River, the gate can be operated to block the flood risk passing from…

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What’s new – WTP upgraded for better management

Parasyn recently completed the Control System upgrade for East Gippsland Water’s Mallacoota and Orbost Water Treatment Plants.  The existing control systems consisted of obsolete Allen Bradley PLC’s that were no longer supported. The system topology included disparate control equipment and cabinets. As a result of improved operational requirements, the plants were upgraded including electrical switchboards…

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Warning: loT smoke and mirrors pending alarm!

As a child I first learned about Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the esteemed Dr Seuss http://seuss.wikia.com/wiki/Thing_One_and_Thing_Two . Even then “things” were defined as strange fury critters. Behold, today it’s savvy to be describing perhaps the greatest revolution of all time (“Internet of Things”) as a thing. But what does IoT mean? For some…

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Essential Service Recovers Quickly

East Gippsland Water (EGW) operates a water supply service for the Lakes Entrance area. Sometime during the night of 19th December, the water control management system became unavailable. Early morning on the 20th December, EGW advised Parasyn’s on-call team that they believed Mt Taylor Repeater had suffered a major lightning strike and that communications appeared…