Plant control systems require robust, high reliability communications networks consistent with SIL ratings for your facility. FEED stage involvement by WMA can review your current systems or existing proposals against industry solutions to ensure consistency with your overall requirements.
WMA provides detailed design engineering for your system communications requirements. High reliability NERC standard utility grade systems are what we have specialized in. Skills and tools that are readily applicable in other energy industry facilities design
WMA engineers have extensive experience in a range of SCADA systems and communications support engineering. We can work with you to select and implement cost effective data gathering systems.
Converting operational requirements into an effective fully integrated system requires understanding of technology options and the needs of system users. What area coverage is needed?. What are the options.? What specification will capture your requirements? What sort of interoperability issues exist.
Large antenna structures are often unwelcome eyesores. Regulatory authorities now require sharing of existing infrastructure to mitigate this concern. WMA can review facility databases to ensure the most suitable existing infrastructure is factored into you communications system. Cutting costs and reducing regulatory delays.
Detail facility design requirements including purchase order details and construction drawings will be provided for your system design including radio coverage mapping, tower locations and leases on existing facilities.
Frequency selection and arrangement of licenses will all be part of the detailed design and implementation services WMA provides.
Extreme high reliability networks securing the electrical system in Alberta have been designed by the engineers comprising WMA. We understand system level reliability and how it fits into a system that meets your needs economically.
WMA engineers have the experience and skill to make these important analyses in a thoughtful and competent manner explaining what options are available and how they will perform in your overall system.
Transport protocol options are many Ethernet, PDH or SDH and ATM. Which is right for your application? WMA engineers have been building microwave networks since the advent of digital radio in the 1980’s.
Can the radio shot work. What tower heights are needed. What are the tradeoffs. WMA path surveys will answer these questions.
Licensing and permitting
Regulatory approval and licensing are critical when building microwave systems. Rules are often unclear and subject to negotiation. WMA engineers have years of experience working with Industry Canada arranging licenses within their regulatory framework.
Fibre optic network planning including high capacity DWD systems is something WMA engineers have hands on experience with. We can provide overall system planning and detailed design for you facility fibre optics communication network.
Single mode or multi mode systems offer differing advantages. WMA will review your requirement and translate them into an optimal network design that takes into account future requirements your existing legacy systems.
WMA engineers have extensive experience in fibre optic system engineering and project management spanning the life of this technology. WMA will take charge of putting the system together in a way that meets your needs now and into the future.