Automating processes in hazardous or aggressive environments present unique challenges in terms of design, installation and maintenance. Equipment must be designed to withstand conditions that are outside automation cut sheets for standard robotics, material handling systems, sensors or drive components. And in aggressive environments, secondary factory systems like those related to infrastructure and information technology are susceptible to unexpected interruption or variation.
Automation systems must be designed to account for these factors so that uptime does not fall, as well as to prevent operator and maintenance exposure to working hazards.
Ramboll’s comprehensive approach to designing, building and commissioning automation in hazardous or aggressive environments ensures systems are operated as designed. Our team of mechanical, electrical, thermal and controls engineers have solved some of the most complex process automation challenges. And they are supported by world-class safety and environmental engineers and scientists who understand the regulatory landscape and together, offer solutions that result in productive, safe and environmentally-sound performance.