Project:Process Control & Automation


The custom feed calciner plant is a pre-treatment facility which treats various recycled materials prior to feeding them into the furnace and converters. The project team was based on a collaboration of expertise from various backgrounds in order to deliver a system that meets its design objectives while following Xstrata Nickel design standards. BESTECH’s role in the project included all electrical design, automation, PLC/HMI programming, commissioning and system training.

The key aspects of the projects are the following:

  • Best in class project team
  • Lighting and grounding system
  • Building HVAC
  • Building cabling management system
  • Networking infrastructure
  • Video system
  • Automation system consisting of multiple I/O drops
  • Foxboro DCS
  • Material receiving system
  • Rotary kiln and drum cooler system
  • After burner, spray cooler and baghouse
  • Product handling system
  • Fire protection system
  • Over 420 instruments