Mipac’s Canadian office has won an order to deliver an IsaControl package – tailored instrumentation and control services – for the Goldcorp-owned Eleonore IsaMill™ in James Bay, Quebec, Canada.
The order comes off the back of an instrument design project Mipac conducted for the IsaMill™.
“Mipac has worked on numerous IsaMills™ around the world and has demonstrated that we are the experts in implementing IsaControl packages,” Mipac Canada regional manager Ryan Twible says.
“Our approach is tried and tested, offering seamless integration, multi-language operation, minimal time to production, scalability and connectivity.
Clients are quickly realising that IsaControl is essential to getting an IsaMill™ up and running without delay so it makes sense to go with the specialists.”
The Eleonore IsaMill™ is expected to start production in late 2014, with a doubling of plant throughput to 7000 tonnes a day, averaging more than 600,000 ounces of gold production a year. The IsaMill™ is currently being constructed on-site.
“Mipac works with local engineers to ensure their site preferences are accommodated,” Ryan says. “We also offer flexibility on both programmable logic control (PLC) and distributed control system (DCS) platforms.”
Control is usually configured on the PLC platform using major brands but IsaMills™ can also be controlled directly from a DCS where configuration is fully integrated using the local site standard.
IsaControl typically includes:
- control system cabinet
- supply of PLC / DCS hardware
- logics and graphic configuration
- optional Human Machine Interface (HMI) for PLC local control
- factory acceptance test (FAT) documents for panel and software
- design drawings.
“Engaging Mipac to deliver IsaControl means low-risk, rapid technology transfer,” Ryan says. “We help get IsaMills™ working as quickly as possible.”