In 2017 two Parasyn teams began the design and replacement of two of Aurizon’s SCADA systems.
Floodplain harvesting is the capture and use of water flowing across a floodplain.
Denison Gas Limited and its affiliates is a gas exploration and production company focused on supplying the east Australian domestic gas market.
A load shedding control system will continuously monitor the supply from the electricity utility. Monitoring will detect any abnormal conditions on the power supply. On detection of an abnormal condition or demand response from the utility, load shedding will occur.
In May 2018, QUU and Parasyn commenced their journey of liberating QUU’s disparate SCADA and other process information system data into one centralised industrial data lake. Visit our Industrial Automation page here for more information about our Industrial Automation services.
Creating Industrial Data Lakes for the management of remote assets, plant and equipment is not usually a bed of roses.
We all love to use new technology but …
Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) was established on 1 July 2010 as a statutory body to be a distributor-retailer under the provision of the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 and as a service provider under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. QUU shareholders are Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic…Details
“Since 2015, City West Water has been treating wastewater from its Altona Sewage Treatment Plant to supply high-quality recycled water to local customers for irrigating golf courses, green spaces, and for industrial use. Recycled water is a key factor in managing Australia’s water security requirements and a range of technologies are being utilised to reduce…Details
Taking a whole of business approach to SCADA System management is essential to asset optimisation and better UX for OT.
Most plants are not optimised for power or process efficiency and are designed and manufactured to meet a standard and operated to meet compliance.
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.
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.
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
On 9th June 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) www.dhhs.vic.gov.au gave the thumbs up for City West Water to operate the Altona Class A Recycled Water Plant. The department independently satisfied itself that the operation and controls of individual unit processes were capable of producing Class A recycled water that meets the…Details
Many technologists are surprised that systems only planned to be in service for 5-7 years are still in operation 15-20 years on. This is a testament that discrete manufacturing has improved and technology vendors of industrial hardware and industrial software solutions have been highly responsible in terms of protecting their customer’s investments in their products…Details
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…Details
3RD PARTY ASSET MANAGERS SEE THE VALUE OF DATA ACCESS AUTOMATION Timatch Resources (licensee) operate 5 treatment plants in Malaysia. Each of the five plants use Rockwell FactoryTalk Historian as the process data repository. Three of the plants have instances of IBM Maximo and provide system access to the other two remote plants so that all…Details
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 scope of the automation solution included the installation of two new sewer pump…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details