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Oil & Coal Fired Power Station

Bespoke Control Panels

Brief project description: We were contracted to carry out the Plant Life Extension Upgrades to control systems and software for an Oil & Coal Fired Power Station.

The original system was based on obsolete Texas Instrument PLC with a physical operator mimic interface. This required a complete upgrade.

An entirely new system was installed based on Siemens TIA portal S7-1500 controller with InTouch Wonderare SCADA front end operator interface. The new soft interface retained the familiar layout and appearance of the redundant hardware to ensure user familiarity and minimise training.









PLEX Services

With the growing speed of technological advancements, it is easy to forget that so much of what was once the latest in cutting edge tech 20+ years ago, is now often deemed not fit for purpose or has become obsolete due to discontinued parts.

At HF Controls, we provide Plant Life Extension (PLEX) work for Factories and Production Plants globally that require both minor and major control panel system upgrades due to out of date software and obsolete hardware.

PLEX offers plant operators a significant cost saving alternative to complete system replacement that extends the life of their vital assets well beyond their original estimated life span.

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Our work in Automated Control Systems can truly be said to be world-class. We are a leading specialist in the complete design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of power and control systems across the world.

At HF, we can produce solutions that cover everything from Simple Starter Panels to Advanced Latest Generation Intelligent Control Systems. Whether your business requires one-off bespoke electrical control panels or the production of multiple control units, our Automated Controls Facility can produce solutions ideally suited for a diverse range of industrial sectors; covering everything from the Food & Beverage Industry to Power, Petrochemical and Recycling Sectors.

To find out more about our range of services, please contact us today.

a company well connected

Unrivalled levels of in-house capabilities & service in everything we do.

The name HF occupies an unprecedented position in industry across the UK. We are ‘A Company Well Connected’ and within HF we have Electricians, Mechanical Contractors, Plumbers, Gas Engineers, Fire & Security Engineers, Telecommunications Specialists and Automated Control Engineers who collectively allow us to offer our customers so many varied services – all under one roof.

With senior-level hands-on management from initial planning to final handover coupled with the opportunity to tap into a wide range of varied services and associated consultants, we can offer our customers unsurpassed levels of genuinely in-house capabilities. And you can see evidence of this through the countless case studies on our website by clicking this link.

HF’s family culture stretches back over three centuries in business yet it means much more than dates and numbers. It’s quite literally, the core of our business. We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen.

If you would like to know more about HF and the range of services that we can offer across the UK through our branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, please contact us.

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