"We view MatrikonOPC as experts on OPC, and that’s one of the reasons why we selected them for this project"
Queensland Nickel (QNI), an Australian nickel and cobalt company, needed reliable data access for their boiler control so they turned to MatrikonOPC to make the connection.
The project specified an ABB 800xA DCS system for the boiler control and a Triconex Trident SIS (Safety Instrumented System) for the BMS (Burner Management System) on each boiler. All connectivity was achieved through OPC.
A pair of MatrikonOPC Servers for Triconex was installed, and integrated seamlessly with the ABB 800xA DCS to provide a high integrity redundant and safe control system for the boilers. The servers provide high-speed process and SOE (Sequence of Events) data. They also offer built-in redundancy features that allow continued data flow in the event of communications failure with the primary Triconex Trident Network Module (NM).
"We view MatrikonOPC as experts on OPC, and that’s one of the reasons why we selected them for this project", commented the QNI control specialist who worked on the project. “MatrikonOPC was able to successfully bridge the ABB and Triconex systems together.”
In addition to reliable and redundant data access, the server provided other benefits. Tim Newbury, the project leader for Matrikon Australia commented: "The hierarchical alias feature of the MatrikonOPC Triconex server allowed the project team to group individual OPC items to match the ABB 800xA object-oriented system. This key feature (found in all MatrikonOPC servers) allowed for v