Siemens announces Simatic PCS 7 Burner Management System

  • October 08, 2009
  • Siemens

October 8, 2009 – Siemens Industry announced its comprehensive Simatic PCS 7 Burner Management System (BMS) for all burner safety functions. With its remote HMI capabilities, Simatic BMS helps minimize risks while enhancing safety in process and control facilities by automating combustion permissive sequences during start-up, shutdown and dynamic transitions. Simple to use and prepackaged, the BMS includes Siemens TÜV certified safety system platform based on Simatic S7-400FH controllers that fulfill the requirements of IEC 61508 safety based standards. It follows the IEC 61511 and ANSI/ISA 84.00.01 – 2004 while conforming to the prescriptive NFPA 85 and NFPA 86 codes, the pending recommendations in the Technical Report TR84.00.05.Additionally, the BMS includes Simatic Safety Matrix software that uses a dynamic cause-and-effect matrix to define and document safety requirements, bridge communication gaps between the operations and software design teams, and address dynamic changes. Removing the need for manual manipulation, it provides an automated, TÜV certified approach for addressing all of the safety actions during dynamic transitions.Siemens also offers a TÜV certified BMS block library for those who wish to implement their own BMS program based on conventional function block designs.About Siemens: Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII) is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business—the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and OSRAM SYLVANIA. With nearly 222,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $5.82 billion on revenues of $57 billion in fiscal 2008. A division of Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII), the Industry Automation (IA) Division is a global leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. IA’s portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to enterprise-wide automation solutions for automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, IA optimizes the entire value chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales, as well as a wide range of maintenance services. With nearly 43,000 employees worldwide, Industry Automation earned $13.1 billion in sales in fiscal year 2008.

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