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Centralized System Control with a Schneider Electric Modicon PLC

Posted in Oil and Gas, Other PLC Platforms, PLC Programming

DMC worked with a Colorado company in the oil and gas industry to simplify their PLC system architecture. DMC helped the customer circumvent defunct control hardware, implement expanded functionality, and add facility-wide safety shutoff capabilities. This modification gives the customer flexibility to pursue further upgrades and reconfigurations to their existing equipment while also improving their current operational capabilities.

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Automated Oil Facility Data Collection with FactoryTalk Historian SE and VantagePoint

Posted in HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, Rockwell FactoryTalk

DMC successfully installed and commissioned FactoryTalk Historian SE (Site Edition) and FactoryTalk VantagePoint at a crude oil facility that needed months of data collected. This upgrade also replaced the facility’s manual report entry with an automated system that could e-mail the reports to the supervisors.

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Hose and Cable Reel Management Control System for Offshore Drilling

Posted in HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming, Siemens S7 PLC Programming

DMC programmed a Siemens-based cable and hose reel management control system for use in offshore drilling for a Houston, TX based Oil and Gas OEM.

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Oil & Gas Tank Filling System for Hazardous Locations

Posted in Allen Bradley PLC Programming, Chemical, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming

DMC was approached by a client of ours in the Oil & Gas industry to automate an Acetylene tank filling process. DMC developed the control system and performed the installation, debugging, and testing at their facility. DMC also designed the electrical panel to meet Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Location specifications.

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Vehicle Fleet Tracking and Monitoring System

Posted in Automotive, Civil Infrastructure, Custom Applications, Energy and Utilities, Internet of Things (IoT), Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions and Services, Microsoft Consulting Services, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming, Web Application Development

DMC provided a complete end-to-end solution for a manufacturer in the specialized vehicle industry to monitor and report on information for a fleet of vehicles.

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LabVIEW CAN Monitoring and TDMS File Logging

Posted in Custom Software and Hardware Development, Data Analysis, Data Mining, and Reporting, LabVIEW Programming, Oil and Gas, TDMS File Viewer, Test and Measurement Automation, User Interface Design

DMC was approached by a client who wished to improve the usability and competitiveness of their drilling rig equipment. They requested an application which would display important rig data in real time on a large and attractive user interface, generate reports from a data log, and have multiple language capabilities.

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Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLC LACT Skid Programming

Posted in Allen Bradley PLC Programming, HMI and SCADA Systems, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming

DMC programmed the PLC and HMI for a LACT Skid to meet a tight timeline for shipping. The development included custom functionality valves and pumps in the oil, produced water, and fresh water systems. The controller communicated with a Micro Motion Coriolis Transmitter over Modbus to obtain the important flow data.

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Gas Compression System for Enhanced Oil Recovery

Posted in Allen Bradley PLC Programming, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming, Rockwell FactoryTalk

DMC worked with a leader in the gas compression industry to expand a custom gas compression system for enhanced oil recovery. The existing PLC program and I/O was extended to increase total capacity by bringing another compressor online.  

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Automated Fuel Pumping System

Posted in Energy and Utilities, HMI and SCADA Systems, Oil and Gas, Other PLC Platforms

DMC programmed a fuel management system that feeds generators to provide emergency back-up power to a mission critical 24-7 building. The end result was an automated fuel pumping system to keep the generators running as long as needed. 

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Simulator for Custom Gas Compression Equipment

Posted in Allen Bradley PLC Programming, HMI and SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, PLC Programming, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Test and Measurement Automation

DMC completed an enhanced oil recovery project for a client in the oil and gas industry. Their machine, a large CO2 compressor, is used in the process of raising the level of oil in tertiary wells. DMC has enjoyed working with this client before on a number of projects aiding in code development, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) test support, and commissioning in the field. DMC worked with the client to develop an Allen Bradley PLC-based compressor tester that simulates the numerous signals and different...

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Explosion-Proof Equipment Testing with LabVIEW

Posted in Automated Test Stand Design, LabVIEW Programming, LabVIEW Vision Application Development, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, Oil and Gas, Test and Measurement, Test and Measurement Automation, Vision Inspection

The client, a product safety test laboratory, needed to modernize their Hazloc lab.  This laboratory is used for testing equipment that is used in potentially explosive environments such as refineries, chemical plants, power plants, etc.  The lab, used for testing explosion-proof rated devices, required the capability of automatically mixing, distributing, and igniting various types of hazardous gases.  The system also needed to collect peak explosion pressures...

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