Remote instrument enclosures use triple-redundant cooling to protect PLC systems

Outdoor shelters with a novel combination of INTERTEC's passive and active cooling technologies have been chosen to protect vital control systems at a Middle Eastern refinery. The environmental protection solution is being provided as part of an upgrade to the burner management systems at the core of the plant's refining processes.

High-reliability PLC-based systems will provide the control and safety functions needed for management of eight separate burner systems. However, the physical location of the systems – deep inside the process – and the harsh coastal desert location of the refinery, pose major additional challenges for this engineering upgrade.

The project partners selected the field instrumentation protection specialist INTERTEC to provide the enclosure solution, because of its experience of harsh environments, and for its novel protection ideas that will enhance the overall functional reliability of the control systems.

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