Steam Injection Integration

A Central Coast oil producer wanted to integrate an innovative and complex set of data from their steam injection process into an existing ArchestrA platform HMI system at their plant. Cannon was selected to provide PLC programming, Wonderware development, and systems integration. The PLC programming and HMI development was accomplished using add-on instructions and ArchestrA objects. This allows the client flexibility to make on-going changes as they bring new wells online that will be reusable in future steam injection projects. This system replaced a more expensive system traditionally used for this process.

The project scope included design network topology to provide communication infrastructure between Rosemount Wireless Gateway, PLC, and HMI networks. The project also involved coordinating with the company’s SCADA group to program and develop repeatable routines for use in RSLogix 5000 programming. This provided flow calculations, data archiving, and alarming for the steam injection wells. Additionally, Cannon programmed and developed a set of ArchestrA System Platform objects to provide operator access to steam injection data. Cannon worked with operations personnel to design HMI screens with easy access to necessary data and configuration of injection sites. We also provided system integration services of PLC routines and ArchestrA objects into the company’s SCADA system.


Central Coast, California

Key Elements

  • Network Typology
  • PLC/HMI Programming
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