ESD upgrade for refinery burner system

Scope of work:

Delivery of the operator station, check and document of the existing application, transferring the existing application on the operator station and download on the SIS SIL 3 station.

Adding new functionalities to the current control strategy.

Integration of the SIL system with the Experion DCS and new FSC fail control system.

An analysis of operation problems with further upgrade recommendations.



The application consisting in an upgrade of the obsolete operator station of an existing ESD system with a new operation station, without affecting the operations of the plant heaters. The main challenge of this application came from need to adapt to an old version of the HIMA H51q controller with ELOP I programming environment under MS-DOS.


Project overview


Oil and Gas


Upgrade HIMA PLC SYSTEM for heaters of a refinery burner system


OMV Petrom


Operation station