IDCS’ SCADA, DCS and PLC design, implementation, and cyber security experience varies in range from the replacement of a single PLC through a full Distributed Control System (DCS). Big or small, we start every design the same way, we ask the client what the end goal is, what future upgrades may be in store, how is the control system is going to be used and by whom. Once this has been discussed and understood, we move forward with selection of the appropriate technologies that fit the requirements and move into design phase.
The DC-02 & DC-03 diversion structure (also known as the Pendleton diversion structure) was designed to divert flow from the trunk sewer to the Deer Creek Sanitary Tunnel during storm events.
The Deer Creek Sanitary Tunnel is designed to store peak flows from the existing collection system that exceed the capacity of the existing trunk sewers or the capacity of the downstream treatment plant.
The Jardine Water Purification Plant (JWPP), is the largest capacity water filtration plant in the world, located in Chicago, Illinois. It draws raw water from two of the city's water cribs far offshore in Lake Michigan and sends nearly one billion gallons (4 million m3) of water per day to consumers in the north and central portions of the city. CMT is the lead engineer for the Chlorine Upgrade. This upgrade encompasses the addition of a redundant chlorine scrubber, modifications to the existing SCADA System to align the Chlorine Control Room with the JWPP SCADA Control Room and upgrades to the existing evaporators, chlorinators and chlorinator flow controllers (26) to a new control platform.
The Digester Gas Utilization Facilities, at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP) will enable the District to treat biogas generated from their current digestion process along with future digestion of a high-strength organic waste stream (currently under design by the District). The digester gas from these two sources will be treated at the CWRP to a level of quality acceptable for injection into a natural gas pipeline, through the new High BTU plant.
IDCS involvement at Wilmette Pump Station consisted of the complete demolition and design of a new incoming utility service to replace the existing service which had passed its useful life expectancy, replacement of 1966 era substation transformers and their associated primary circuit breakers, replacement of the lighting system within the building as well as on the exterior, new controls of the gate structures (including lighting above the new gate control bridge), design of an annunciator for communication with the public during gate operations, a new control system, with communication and control from both the Main Waterways Control Center and North Side Water reclamation plant.
Proposed Lemay Pump Station No. 3 is a wet-pit/dry-pit station with a firm capacity of 15MGD. Lemay No. 3 Pump Station will accept the flows from the Jefferson Barracks Tunnel and pump to the Lemay WWTF. The new Lemay No. 3 PS will replace the existing pump station. The Lemay No. 3 PS will be the network connection point of all the Intake structures and level sensors in the Jefferson Barracks Tunnel system, therefore control and monitoring of the Tunnel will be consolidated at the Lemay No. 3 PS.
The Lower and Middle River Des Peres (LMRDP) CSO Storage Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station (DPS) will receive all the flow entering the LMRDP CSO Storage Tunnel. The DPS peak design flow is 100 MGD and will pump either to the Lemay Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) or the Enhanced High Rate Clarification (EHRC) facility. The DPS will operate only during or after a weather event that requires the use of the storage tunnel. The bar screen will be located upstream of the DPS to prevent large debris from damaging the pumps.
MSD retained IDCS to create an Instrumentation and Controls Design Criteria Manual; this is used to describe standard instrumentation components and control philosophy for all pump station and treatment facility control.
MWRDGC initiated a project for the replacement of a portion of the 1920’s Westside Treatment Plant at the Stickney WRP with new Aerated Grit Facilities and Primary Settling Tanks.
Intelligent Design and Construction Solutions, LLC completed the design for the instrumentation and control of the revised disinfection systems at the Lemay Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Jefferson Barracks Tunnel will be responsible for conveying sewage to the Lemay Water Treatment Plant (Lemay WTP) as well as storing potential combined sewer overflow (CSO) and storm sewer overflow (SSO) during a wet weather event.
IDCS provided design services for I&C and communications for Lemay Pump Station 1 switchgear and VFD replacement which included engineering evaluations, preparation of contract drawings and specifications.
The Maline Creek Local Storage Facility Tunnel (MCT) and Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station (MCTDPS) is designed to relieve the Bissell Point North Interceptor Tunnel during high flows and store 12.5 MGD until the flows recede.
IDCS was selected to participate as a sub-consultant to Greeley & Hansen for the project to add ultraviolet disinfection facilities to the Terrence J. O’Brien (North Side) Water Reclamation Plant.
IDCS was contracted to perform Electrical Engineering Services for the Condition Assessment of the South Water Purification Plant
IDCS was retained by KJWW to provide the electrical design for the replacement of two electric chillers at the Cummins Life Science Center on the University of Chicago Campus. The work included new 4160V feeds, and starters for the 1,020-ton chillers.
IDCS will be responsible for the preliminary and detailed design of certain components of the Des Plaines Inflow Tunnel.
IDCS was selected to participate as a sub-consultant to CH2M Hill for the Lemont Water Reclamation Plant Wet Weather Treatment Facility (WWTF) upgrades project. This is a multi-phased project which includes the installation of a 5MG wet weather reservoir for storage of the initial excess flow, and the installation of a wet weather treatment facility which provides primary treatment and disinfection for flows above treatment and storage capacity.
The Lemay Ash Pump Station pumps the runoff from ash drying lagoons back to the main Lemay Water Treatment Plant (WTP), preventing the runoff from flowing into the Mississippi River through Outfall 002.
IDCS was a sub-consultant to Black & Veatch for the Lemay Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Secondary Improvements Project. This project includes the design of process improvements to increase the secondary treatment capacity from 167MGD to 210MGD, in order to meet new consent decree requirements.