Oaky Creek Coal’s (OCC) Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) utilises a Yokogawa Distributed Control System (DCS) for control and monitoring of their operation. The system also incorporates Yokogawa’s OPC server and Exaquantum data historian. In addition, OCC utilises a number of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) for specific operational purposes, with a number of the PLCs interfaced back to the DCS for control and monitoring functions.
Since 2005, Orana Engineering has been providing 24/7 support for Oaky Creek Coal’s control system. Day to day operations support is provided by remote access, which is cost effective and highly responsive. Onsite support is also provided as required for hardware solutions and commissioning of larger projects.
Orana Engineering has developed customised shift reports that are automatically generated via the configuration of the Exaquantum data historian and issued to key personnel. Reports are issued via SMS or email, depending on the included content.
Orana Engineering also manages the DCS IT network and the Internet Protocol (IP) address allocations.