As an independent systems integrator, ITI was able to deliver a full turn-key project spanning design, testing, commission and ongoing service, support and maintenance. The aim of eventual control from Perenco’s Dimlington Terminal meant the ICSS was designed to complement Perenco (Formerly BP) systems previously installed by ITI. ITI delivered a fully integrated control system built on the GE PAC8000 Hybrid process control platform and GE SafetyNet controllers for the emergency shutdown (ESD) and fire and gas (FGS) safety systems, capable of Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL2). For the pipeline protection system (PPS) HIMA HIQuad equipment was used for the required SIL3 loops and for its reliability, scalability and flexibility.
Design, construction and factory acceptant testing (FAT) were performed by ITI, in-house over the course of a year before installation began in 2010, which continued for a further year.