Custom Automation Announces New Nuclear Contract

Custom Automation and Matrix Interface Technologies teamed to win a major contract with the Department of Energy radioactive waste disposal site located near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Mesa, AZ - September 2003 -

In heavy competition, Custom Automation and Matrix Interface Technologies teamed to win a major contract with the Department of Energy radioactive waste disposal site located near Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Work is underway at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to replace an aging Distributed Control System (DCS). WIPP is the world's first underground repository licensed to safely and permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste left from the research and production of nuclear weapons.
"The resulting selection of Custom Automation to provide a modern monitoring and control system was a multi -tiered process," says Ron Dickert, Senior Engineer. "A technically qualified team of individuals evaluated many proposals against detailed criteria. These individuals represented several viewpoints including engineering, maintenance, and operations. The team decided that Custom automation and their proposed solution marrying Sixnet hardware and Citect graphical user interface software was the best overall choice for the WIPP."
The operator interface (OI) software will monitor and control 13 vital systems at the site, including Underground Ventilation, Electrical Distribution, HVAC, Fire Protection, Environmental monitoring, Radiation Monitoring, and Plant Protection. This will ensure the continued safety and security of the facility. The new system is based on open industrial standards for extensibility and preserves viability well into the future.
About Custom Automation, Inc.
Custom Automation (CA) is a leader in automation solutions for the industrial and aerospace markets. This 20 -year -old business offers expertise to assess system requirements and deliver a complete turnkey solution. Commercial controllers, PLC's, telemetry radios, and operator interfaces are designed and crafted into a cohesive system satisfying the clients exacting needs. CA also seamlessly delivers process data to integrated business databases for enterprise utilization. Other solutions include security and intruder detection, software development, and SQL databases. Custom Automation is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, and strong partner programs enhance its capabilities.

Company Website: http://www.customautomation.com
Custom Automation, Press Contact:
Cory Evans
Client Relations
email: cevans@customautomation.com
voice: 480 -344 -1830


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