Performance & Safety
We delivered over 40 control panel cubicles across nine subsystems. These incorporated Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) to control the shield doors, import bogie, gamma gate, skip bogie, package hoist, mast hoist and door removal machine.
A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System monitors, analyses and controls plant processes and performance.
Numerous Human Machine Interface (HMI) displays monitor and provide local control for individual areas of the plant.
The Network Monitoring and Management System uses powerful monitoring, lockdown and whitelisting software packages.
This gives the Sellafield the capability to diagnose interruptions, faults, intrusions, undesired traffic. It also allows them to control the launch and use of all active applications.
A Management Information System integrates the control solution with the Plant-Wide Alarm System and provides data from across the whole of the SMF.
The system’s reporting software logs, displays and reports alarm and process data to alert operators to conditions, including alarm states from radiological monitors.