Safety Control Systems (SCS)
Gulf Coast Environmental Systems supplies a fully automatic control system designed, manufactured, and integrated into the product tailored to customer requirements. The control system consist of a GCES designed Safety Control System (SCS). The SCS system is designed to optimize performance and safety per the National Electric Code and UL508A standards.
Each SCS is equipped with control logic to fully automate operation for the entire sequence of operation. The single button start/stop design eliminates the possibility of costly operator error. The SCS performs automated diagnostic surveillance (self-checking) and reports system status.
The system incorporates state-of-the-art displays and graphics for reporting operational status and fault / troubleshooting messages. The fault indicator displays messages defining the reason for any departures from any operating normal operating parameters. The messages help identify corrective action quickly and accurately, thus improving reliability.
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 is incorporated into the Safety Control System. A burner flame detection system consists of 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. System logic uses the information to control the 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 keep unburned fuel from accumulating.
Combustion Controls Through GCE Systems
Although there are many places to buy a panel, an effective and practical Combustion Control System requires a thorough understanding of combustion controls, and their interaction with the burner system. Today’s demands are for high efficiency, low emissions, and maximum productivity. A GCES 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 and elevation, process stream, dust, vibration, and electrical noise.