Explosive Atmospheres

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DSEAR Modifications (Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmospheres Regulations)

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Waste water treatment.

Design and implementation of waste water treatment  processes.

Mechanical electrical controls, system installation and commissioning.

Process control and monitoring instrumentation.

Control system and SCADA software development.

Planned and reactive maintenance.

Clean Water treatment.

Design and implementation of clean water treatment  processes.

Mechanical electrical controls system installation and commissioning.

Process control and monitoring instrumentation.

Control system and SCADA software development.

Planned and reactive maintenance.

Mechanical Installations.

Supply and installation of pumped systems on both clean and waste water environments within the Utility Industries.

Pumped systems installed and commissioned across a range of process industries.

Electrical Installations.

Design and build of control panels and electrical systems.

Supply and installation of process instrumentation.

Testing and commissioning of electrical control systems.

SCADA  control systems.

Development and implementation of SCADA based control systems.

Software development for PLC’s across a range of manufacturers.

Testing commissioning and ongoing support.

Fibre-optic Networks.

Design and installation of fibre optic networks, including the supply of panels .

Maintenance.

Planned and reactive maintenance of single and multi-site plant systems.

Mechanical Electrical systems software support.

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  • FIA Accredited fibre optics installer.
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  • Achilles Verify 5 approved company.
  • ISO14001 Environmental Management systems approval.
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 Case Study

Basic Data

1.Project title

DSEAR Modifications (Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmospheres Regulations)

2.Services Provided

Electrical and control engineering and site services.

3.Type of work 

The design, supply and installation of electrical equipment on existing sites to ensure the site meets the DSEAR regulations.

4.Type of client  (i.e. government department, housing association, developer)

Utilities – Water Company

5.Project Location

Various sites throughout the North West

6.Project value

Framework contract against a schedule of agreed rates

7.Project start/end date

December 2006 – ongoing

8.         Project Details

This contract

Essential Case Study Components

Key Project Principles/Objectives

  • Produce a design ensuring that all components of the installation meet the DSEAR Regulations
  • To obtain best value on a multi site project which involved co-ordination of designs, manufacture and installation.
  • Working closely with the client to minimise any disruption to network operations.
    • To deliver the site improvements to agreed rates

 

 

Key Challenges

 

Planning:  With a long lead time of Ex equipment client liaison was critical in planning installation dates. Regular meetings were held with the client to update on deliveries and to discuss scheduling and methods to be used during the installation phase.

As a multi-site project site access needs to be coordinated in advance. This involved regular client liaison and visibility of planned work to all parties involved.

 

Budget:  The equipment supplied was specified by the client and purchased by ourselves. To ensure that agreed costs were adhered to we had to work closely with our client during the procurement stage negotiations with our suppliers.

 

Time: The long lead time of Ex rated equipment extended the project programme, however this was minimised by working closely with our suppliers to identify long delivery equipment which was ordered as early as possible

 

 

Other Design Issues: As well as the work detailed in our scope we had to ensure that all other elements of the site installation met the DSEAR Regulations. This was achieved by training of our engineers and technicians. This training involved attending sessions given by the clients engineers and also by having our staff trained as COMPEX certified to carry out inspections and installations in hazardous areas.

 

Successful Outcomes/ Project Highlights:

  • Minimum downtime of operational sites
  • All equipment installed meets DSEAR Regulations
  • Client had full knowledge of work carried out and work scheduled.

 

Key  targets and project measures - comparative to industry standard (e.g. KPIs):

  • In addition, the project was completed

 

  • On budget
  • With zero accidents on site

 

Project Highlights

  • Sites now meet DSEAR Regulations
  • Minimum disruption to operational activities

 

 

 

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