Baoshan Iron & Steel Plant is the biggest metal plant in China. In January 2004, a SCADA/HMI and softlogic process control system for air and oil supply to the rolling mill was successfully launched in the steel-rolling shop of Plant No. 3. The system has been developed by engineers of Silian Corporation, the biggest state instrument-making Chinese corporation.
The process control system has been made in the SoftDCS architecture. It is based on FCS-2000 redundant PC-based controllers under control of Micro TRACE MODE softlogic software, remote I/O cards and TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI. According to an OEM-agreement signed with AdAstra, Silian completes the FCS-2000 controller with TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI and softlogic software. The connection between Micro TRACE MODE and input/output modules is carried out through the Modbus RTU protocol built into TRACE MODE.
Operator workstations are based on Double Force RTM (SCADA/HMI) with hot redundancy system. Additional client HMI have been developed with the use of Internet technologies based on TRACE MODE Web-Activator (10 thin client web HMI).
In a process control system, ТRACE MODE SCADA performs the following functions:
- data acquisition;
- data logging;
- remote equipment control;
- information displaying on trends;
- report generation.
"A successful launch of the process control system of air and oil supply to a rolling mill at the Shanghai Metal Plant is very important", says Mr. Chen Ksue Zhun, Deputy Director, Technical Centre, Silian Corporation, - "The experience of implementation of this project strengthens the position of our FCS-2000 system on the market. TRACE MODE is a reliable system. We are sure that TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI and softlogic software will be used in China at many enterprises".
Before the beginning of works, Chinese specialists have passed training in the TRACE MODE Authorised Centre in Moscow.