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Safety Control Systems (SCS)
With each product Thermal Oxidizer, Carbon Adsorption System, or Industrial Oven Gulf Coast Environmental Systems supplies, a fully automatic control system is designed, manufactured, and integrated into the product. The control system shall consist of a GCE designed Safety Control System (SCS). The SCS system is manufactured and custom tailored for each system per the National Electric Code and UL508A standards.
Each SCS shall be a fully automated push button operation for the entire sequence of operation. The single button start/stop design has been utilized for ease of use and to eliminate the possibility of costly operator error. The SCS has been designed to provide a self-checking safety control and monitoring system that is user-friendly during all periods of system operation.
The system shall incorporate state-of-the-art displays and graphics for operational status and fault / troubleshooting messages. The fault indicator shall display messages defining the reason for any system or control shutdown. The messages minimize any time needed to correct operation of a faulty condition; minimizing time spent troubleshooting faults and maximizing the process run time.
All Safety Control Systems come with the option to interface with various plant DCS systems. Communication to each SCS Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) can occur through one of many options including Ethernet, Fiber Optics, or a Modem.
Burner Management Systems (BMS)
With each Thermal Oxidizer or Industrial Oven containing a burner system, a Burner Management System (BMS) with flame detection shall be incorporated into the Safety Control System. A burner flame detection system is an arrangement of flame detectors, interlocks, and relays, and is part of the BMS. The purpose of the flame detection system is to sense flame operation and to shut off any fuel supply if a hazardous condition develops. The flame detection system senses the presence of a strong flame and proper combustion this in turn allows the PLC program to operate a burner so that motors, blowers, ignition, and fuel valves are activated when needed, in the proper sequence. In the event of a lost flame signal, the flame detection system signals the BMS, which then shuts down the fuel supply in order to prevent supply of unburned fuel into the Thermal Oxidizer or Industrial Oven.
Combustion Controls through GCE Systems
Although there are many places to buy a panel, a Combustion Control System requires detailed process identification (PID) knowledge of the combustion operation and interaction with the burner system. Today's demands are for high efficiency, low emissions, and maximum productivity, and a well designed and engineered control system can pay for itself quickly.
Gulf Coast Environmental Systems maintains a UL approved panel shop which insures quality and on-time delivery as well as complete functional testing prior to shipment. These considerations greatly reduce field commissioning time and enhance reliability. Gulf Coast Environmental Systems combustion design takes into account the realities of combustion control environmental factors such as temperature, process stream, dust, vibration and electrical noise.