FPS® control and automation systems covering all aspects of industrial control, are designed and manufactured by B&W. Engineered control systems are designed to provide continuous, reliable, precise control to meet each customer’s specific requirements.
We have the experience and capability to design a complete plant-wide control system, with our main focus being the design and supply of burner management systems (BMS). A BMS is the system that controls the safe firing and shutdown of fuel for a boiler and provides protection against malfunctions of fuel firing equipment and associated air systems.
FPS flame scanners, ignitors and valves can be easily integrated with the controls for a complete BMS package which can be designed for any boiler ranging from single burner package boilers up to the largest boilers in service.
We design and manufacture all systems using client preferred control hardware/software platforms. With significant experience in all control platforms, a FPS engineered BMS includes the system layout and communications, field wiring design, logic design and programming, and operator interface configuration.
Our “cradle to grave” approach to project management and BMS engineering means designated engineers and project managers are assigned to a project from the proposal stage to the commissioning of the equipment at your site. All programming and testing is completed by our design engineers. This provides you with consistency on a project and ensures the engineers and project managers have a complete and intimate knowledge of all aspects of the project they are executing.
Since 2000, we have completed more than 60 boiler gas conversions in North America.
Our project team will provide detailed design, sizing and specification of the natural gas piping system, boiler modifications, burner selection, ignitor selection, flame scanner selection, BMS and combustion control modifications, project management, and installation supervision.
Our unparalleled boiler experience has typically included 20 to 25 BMS upgrades each year.
FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TESTING (FAT): Every BMS is exhaustively tested at our factory before customers attend a complete project FAT. Completing a 100% hardwired checkout of the BMS wiring, safety logic and operator interface, at the factory, ensures a successful startup and prevents delays during onsite commissioning.
FPS® Controls Specifications
Each BMS is designed in accordance with industry defined codes and standards, including compliance with NFPA 85, CSA B149.3, Factory Mutual, BLRBAC, SIL 2 / SIL 3 (TUV), and other industry or client specific codes as required.
We have several TUV certified engineers on staff for SIL approved system design (SIL 2 / SIL 3).
In addition to Burner Management Systems, we also provide complete controls expertise, including: plantwide DCS, combustion control, motor control, data acquisition, sootblower control, water treatment plant, turbine runup, hydro station controls and gas turbine controls.