UC/DALKIA

UC/DALKIA

UC/DALKIA created a solution based on Wonderware System Platform that supervises the chilled water production installation used to provide air conditioning for part of the prime Paris-La Défense business district.

  • Rodolphe Petit, Head of Operations, SUC

    InTouch HMI won us over with its state-ofthe- art truly realistic graphics that are more attractive to operators and easier to use too, than the conventional imaging used by the other supervision software that we were offered in response to our request for proposals.

  • Goals

    • Create a solution that will supervise the chilled water production installation used to provide air conditioning for part of the prime Paris-La Défense business district
    • Providing easy to use block diagrams as the installation welcomes many non technical visitors. This is a showcase for Dalkia, for future national and international customers
    • Using open software that is independent of the proprietary standards used by PLC vendors (the installation comprises PLCs from a variety of vendors)
    • Efficiently archiving and using all of the process data in a centralized way
  • Challenges

    • Changing supervision software vendors without excessively upsetting operator’s routines and the actual production
    • Encouraging operation, especially by implementing a large screen with summary and intuitive graphic presentations for users who are not technical experts
  • Results

    • A user-friendly application was created where operators work with very easy to use block diagrams that make decision making easier
    • A 50-inch screen offers an overall view of the installation with state of the art 3D graphics provided by the integrator partner (BASIS) using Wonderware tools
    • A user-friendly application
    • Improved control over operations leading to increased production equipment availability and significant savings in the use of various energies