The ANZAC Class Frigate are a mainstay of the Royal Australian Navy and ensuring that they are well maintained and operating as effectively as possible is critical.
Overall, a number of elements of the control & monitoring system (C&M) required improvements to ensure maximum operational efficiency. The fleet was fitted with Siemens S5 PLC’s, which are no longer supported by Siemens. It was also utilising dated SCADA systems and required additional redundancies in it’s system servers & controllers.
I S Systems’ expertise in the implementation of S5 to S7 upgrades made us the ideal choice for the implementation of this strategy. We implemented an efficient, minimal downtime upgrade path paired with a comprehensive and detailed risk management strategy. This facilitated the upgrade from S5 to S7 PLC’s, a SCADA system upgrade and C&M System with a redundant fibre optic communications network ensuring robust communication throughout the system.
Our strategy permitted offline verification and testing, ensuring the reliability of the solution before going live.
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