Being a major player in the Power Supply market in both the Hydro and Geothermal fields our client had drilled two experimental geothermal vents. These were drilled to ascertain whether the steam being produced out of the ground was of sufficient quality to be used for a proposed geothermal power station.
Our engineering team assisted the clients design department to create a control solution that would test the silica scale occurring in the flow tubes and record historical data in a SCADA system.
A feature of the system was that once operational no staff would be present on site. For this reason an auto dialler and modem were employed to reach the on-call staff member by cellphone in case of a component failure or an out of specification problem.