ELECTRICAL CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION (EC&I)

DRA Global has worked with a broad range of clients across the resources sector but more specifically in the Mining and Minerals space. The organisation provides a holistic solution to clients, which includes detailed studies, specific technical solutions as well as multi-disciplinary projects satisfying a need for power, control, measurement and communication within an industrial environment.

Solutions perform as required, and on demand, and are engineered to meet a range of standards. These requirements differ in terms of client, region and country and tailored solutions meet even the most particular of requirements.

Focus is placed on delivering a technically sound working solution that is safe, functional, cost effective and delivered on time. Safety is inherent to electrical system design with most power design principals centred around risk and mitigating potential impacts. Typical solutions involve all the engineering and management services necessary to understand a particular problem, engineer a workable solution and to implement a solution that meets client needs.

ELECTRICAL – HIGH VOLTAGE (HV& MV) /

  • Utility power interfaces, coordination & applications
  • Power plant trade-offs, renewable energy options
  • Power generation – Diesel, HFO, PV, Coal etc.
  • Power reticulation and distribution (overhead lines, power transformers etc.)
  • ETAP Simulations
  • Protection grading
  • Energy & Power management systems
  • Power factor correction systems (PFC)

ELECTRICAL – LOW VOLTAGE (LV) /

  • Emergency power requirements (including UPS’s and CVT’s)
  • Load distribution
  • Motor Control Centers (MCC)
  • Earthing, Lighting & small power
  • Electrical database – EDES design software package
  • Motor schematics (DOL, VSD, CNV etc.)
  • Cable schedule, racking & routing

INSTRUMENTATION /

  • Instrumentation Index, selection and application requirements
  • Instrumentation I/O List, Loop Diagrams, Location, Hookup designs & drawings
  • Instrumentation database - FDES (software design package)

CONTROL SYSTEMS (NETWORKS, PLC’S, SCADA’S) /

  • SCADA, PLC & DCS system design and programming
  • FAT testing – office, vendors, suppliers
  • Remote engineering and support systems