Control and automation systems covering all aspects of industrial control, are designed and manufactured by FPS. Engineered control systems are designed to provide continuous, reliable, precise control to meet each customer’s specific requirements.
FPS has the experience and capability to design all of the systems that make up a plantwide control system, with our main focus being the design and supply of burner management systems (BMS). A BMS is the system that controls the safe firing and shutdown of fuel for a boiler and provides protection against malfunctions of fuel firing equipment and associated air systems.
FPS flame scanners, ignitors, and valves can be easily integrated with the controls for a “complete BMS package” which can be designed for any boiler ranging from single burner “package boilers” up to the largest fuel fired boilers in service.
FPS designs and manufactures all systems using client preferred control hardware/software platforms. With significant experience in all control platforms, a FPS engineered BMS includes the system layout and communications, field wiring design, logic design and programming, and operator interface configuration.
FPS employs a “cradle to grave” approach to project management and BMS engineering. Designated engineers and project managers are assigned to a project from the proposal stage to the commissioning of the equipment at the clients site. All programming and testing is completed by the FPS design engineer. This provides our clients with consistency on a project and ensures the engineers and project managers have a complete and intimate knowledge of all aspects of the project they are executing.
Since 2000, FPS has completed more than 60 boiler gas conversions in North America.
Our project team will provide detailed design, sizing and specification of the natural gas piping system, boiler modifications, burner selection, ignitor selection, flame scanner selection, BMS and combustion control modifications, project management, and installation supervision.
We complete >50 major boiler projects each year, including 20-25 BMS upgrades.
FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TESTING (FAT): Every BMS is exhaustively tested at the FPS factory before having the client attend a complete project FAT. By completing a 100% hardwired checkout of the BMS wiring, safety logic and operator interface, at the factory, ensures a successful startup and prevents delays during onsite commissioning.