Ditch the black box and increase diagnostics!
Wherever fuel is burned – furnaces, ovens, kilns, dryers, boilers and other kinds of facilities – there is burner management system (BMS) in play. The basic nature of these systems with the use of explosive gases and extreme temperatures makes safety paramount. Historically the control systems running these processes have been “black box” solutions that are expensive and tough to troubleshoot. A recent revision to NFPA standards now allows the use of SIL3 capable off the shelf PLCs in place of the black box controllers – significantly reducing costs and increasing uptime through best in class system diagnostics.
Check out the video below with PCC and the Trident Automation team where we discuss and demonstrate Trident FlamePAC© BMS leveraging Siemens failsafe PLC technology on a live burner!