AGL Water Management for Gas

SCADA Integration of existing plant may seem routine when the project brief consists of 5 words, however good engineering practice, a systematic approach to managing requirements and the discipline to “stay the course” is what produces good results time and time again. As a member of the Control Systems engineering community, it’s embarrassing to admit…


Parasyn gets ready to help another remote community

The Palm Island Water Treatment Plant currently provides clean drinking water for the entire Palm Island community. The plant receives water from two dam supplies prone to algae blooms and elevated turbidity during wet weather events. It currently produces potable water compliant with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines however lacks capacity to meet peak seasonal…


CWW West Werribee recycled water in demand

CWW engaged Parasyn as the Plant Automation Contractor (PAC) in July 2016 to provide all required services and scope items to manage, design, integrate, procure, manufacture, install, test and commission and deliver a functional plant automation and control system for the entire WWRWS scheme. City West Water’s (CWW) West Werribee Recycle Water Supply (WWRWS) Scheme…


LMW chooses parasyn to expand system

The Lower Murray Water (LMW) enterprise SCADA footprint consists of instances of CitectSCADA and ClearSCADA distributed over a number of sites. These SCADA systems can be accessed over the corporate network, however, as the need to access these systems by the broader business increases, greater consistency and compatibility is required. LMW is moving towards a…


Australian Unity week 2015

Located at Sydney’s well known Luna Park, this year’s Australian Utility Week featured a strong representation of Smart Grid new technology providers. The conference held from 24th to the 25th November featured subject matter expert presentations including Chi Ton-Nu Substation Integration Specialist from Subnet Solutions who spoke about Intelligent Grid solutions. A specialist power industry…

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EGW sets standards for electrical work

SCADA and electrical design are engineering disciplines with overlaps when it comes to systems design, operational management and maintenance services. Performing one element of design without consideration for other aspects of the “system” can lead to unnecessary operational or capital costs. One important way to mitigate this risk is to manage contractors against standards, particularly…

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Westside GLNG SIL2 Transfer Station

The Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project is a pioneering venture set to produce natural gas from Queensland’s coal seams and convert it into liquefied natural gas (LNG) for sale to world markets for many years to come. It relies on ongoing gas field development in the Surat and Bowen Basins, a 420-kilometre gas transmission…

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Irrigation Management from the Cloud

Intelligent water management for irrigation is essential. If water regularly fell from a cloud there would be no need for it. But when each drop falls to the ground, this precious resource on the driest continent on earth must be utilised to its fullest. To do this we need plans to share it, technology to…

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Parasyn gets EMS Certified!

With ISO9001 (quality) and AS4801 (OHS) feathers in the cap, one may ask why a process control solutions company would need Environmental Management practices in place? A modern business cannot plan for long term survival without considering its operational impact on the environment. In consideration of Parasyn’s role in Environmental Management, both business operations and…

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Need a SCADA system quick, with no fuss?

Don’t have a server room or even an IT department? Have assets that aren’t geographically centralised or even at fixed locations? Need a high availability and fault tolerant design but without high initial capital cost? Have reasonably reliable connectivity to the internet from all your remote assets? Have a remote workforce that needs access to…


Type B Certification for AGL Compression Plant

The objective of AGLs initiative was to develop the SIL rated Safety Instrumented System (SIS) for the compressors and generators at Wallumbilla. The compressors are in a Zone II hazardous area and the generators and control cabinets are outside the hazardous area. Working with Drivetrain, Parasyn’s scope of services included Hazardous Area Electrical Design, Controls…

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CWW Recycled Water Plant under pressure

On 9th June 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  gave the thumbs up for City West Water to operate the Altona Class A Recycled Water Plant. The Altona recycled water treatment plant train includes; The department independently satisfied itself that the operation and controls of individual unit processes were capable of…

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15 year Anniversary

From its first project extending the reach of instrumentation of the BP Bulwer Island refinery using telemetry to the BCC Water Treatment facility, Parasyn has been adding feathers to its cap in terms of technology offering and engineering capability. It wasn’t long after Parasyn’s first few projects began that it was clear electrical design and…

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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 the…

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City West Water selects Parasyn for ARTP

Parasyn, has been appointed by City West Water (CWW) to provide consultancy services for the Altona Recycled Treatment Plant PLC Code Remediation Project. After an extensive audit conducted by MWH, changes in the treatment plant process and PLC control system were determined, documented and provided as the requirements for the plant remediation works. Parasyn’s scope…


Is your Computer “painfully” slow?

Does your computer take too long to boot up? Once it does do you have dozens of little program icons in your system tray? It’s probably because you have too many programs which start running at startup. Just about every program written these days seems to want to do something “in the background”.  The first…

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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…


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 . 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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What’s new – technology just works

Of course Plug “n” Play in the industrial space is not as simple as loading a device on your favourite mobile device. Loading an app is usually a simple process and probably not measured by the average consumer as a notable accomplishment. In stark contrast, it’s an achievement to create a new industrial wireless environment…

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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…

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New Victorian Office

Parasyn’s new Victorian office opens 28th January 2014.  It is located in Wantirna only 15mins from the previous Wheelers Hill office. The new office is much larger to accommodate testing facilities and additional meeting rooms. The added room will also provide space for training events and additional staff. You can find the new office just…

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Endorsed Wonderware System Integrators

Recently Parasyn has been appointed as an “Endorsed SI”. This acknowledges Parasyn for their systems integration expertise in building solutions based on Invensys technologies. The Endorsed status is for a select few companies around the world who have demonstrated significant capability with the world’s leading automation software and have formed a strategic partnership with Invensys.…

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Certified Wonderware System Integrators

Earlier this year Parasyn began down the path of becoming one of Australia’s only certified Wonderware System Integrators (SI’s).  With numerous engineering staff – Invensys Wonderware System Platform Certified, Parasyn are now even more equipped to provide a greater level of support and overall expertise.  As a WonderwareCertified Integrator, Parasyn collaborate closely with Invensys as a leader in the International Wonderware technologies space.

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Tablelands Regional Council – Globally Managed

In February of 2012, Parasyn completed the final testing and commissioning of the Control System Upgrade & installation for the Tablelands Regional Council (TRC).  The work began in mid 2011 and consisted of upgrades to the Mareeba, Mt Garnet, Millaa Millaa, Yungaburra and Dimbulah Water Treatment Plants. Stretching across an amalgamation of previously separate councils,…