TYPICAL PROJECTS

A sample of the hundreds of custom projects Metroid has completed in recent years.

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GCCC Booster Pump Station

Location
Gold Coast, QLD

Description
Control switchboard for a booster pump station

Features
Custom aluminium enclosure
Omron 10″ HMI
Scadapack RTU
Designed and constructed to GCCC specifications

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, onsite commissioning.

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RAAF East Sale Fitness Pool

Location
East Sale, Victoria

Description
Control switchboard for new 25m training pool

Features
Custom painted steel enclosure
Omron PLC and HMI
Full remote access capability over the Internet

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

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California Winery Filtration System

Location
California, USA

Description
PLC control panel for a specialised wine filtration system

Features
Stainless steel food-grade enclosure
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC and Schneider HMI
Full remote access capability over the Internet

Scope
Design, construction, programming, remote commissioning.

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Craigieburn Aquatic Centre

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Control switchboards for new competition pool, program pool, spa, LTS, leisure and toddler pools; water play and slides; including control for filtration pumps, filter backwash cycles, pool heating and monitoring of pool chemistry

Features
Siemens PLC and 17″ HMI
SMS alarm functionality
Full remote access capability over the Internet

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

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TRC Sewage Pump Stations

Location
Meringandan, Queensland

Description
Three sewage pump station boards and two chemical dosing control boards for three separate sites.

Features
Custom marine-grade aluminium enclosure
Schneider M340 PLC
Schneider Altivar VSDs
Schneider Magelis HMI touchscreen
Designed and built to Toowoomba Regional Council specifications

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning.

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Rio Tinto Cape Lambert Oily Water Separator

Location
Pilbara region, WA

Description
PLC control panel for a specialised oily water separation system. Metroid has built several similar systems for Rio Tinto.

Features
B&R Pilbara sytle enclosure
Schneider M340 PLC
Designed and constructed to Rio Tinto’s specifications

Scope
Design, construction, programming and commissioning

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Aussie Growers Juice Pasteuriser

Location
Yarra Valley, Victoria

Description
PLC control panel for a juice pasteurising system.

Features
316 food-grade stainless steel enclosure
Omron PLC and 8″ HMI
Control of 16 valves via ASi network
Full remote access and control functionality via 3G network

Scope
Design, construction, programming, and onsite and remote commissioning and integration.

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Lowood Wastewater Treatment Plant

Location
Lowood, Queensland

Description
PLC control switchboard for pressure media filter system, with automatic backwash cycles, as part of the Lowood STP Upgrade. All built to stringent QUU specifications

Features
Custom aluminium enclosure
Siemens S7-300 PLC
Red Lion HMI
Integration with site SCADA system via Modbus RTU

Scope
Design, construction, PLC and HMI programming, remote and factory commissioning.

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LMW Irrigation Pump Station

Location
Mildura, Victoria

Description
Control switchboard for an irrigation pump station

Features
Custom mild steel enclosure
ABB AC500 PLC
Designed and constructed to Lower Murray Water specifications

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, onsite commissioning.

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Melbourne Airport T4 Stormwater Harvesting

Location
Tullamarine, Victoria

Description
Control switchboard for a custom-designed stormwater harvesting and irrigation system

Features
Custom marine-grade aluminium enclosure
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC and Red Lion HMI
Designed and constructed to City West Water specification set

Scope
Design, construction, programming, remote and onsite commissioning and integration.

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MFB Ultrafiltration Plant

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
MCC and PLC control switchboard for a packaged stormwater treatment and irrigation system, to allow reuse of water used in fire brigrade training programs.

Features
Omron PLC, with 10″ HMI
Grundfos VSDs
Extensive data calculation and logging functionality
Full remote monitoring and control functionality over internet

Scope,
Design, construction, PLC and SCADA programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration.

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Baralaba WTP

Location
Baralaba, QLD

Description
Double-sided control switchboard for a municipal water treatment plant.

Features
Custom mild-steel enclosure – double-sided
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC
Integration with existing Citect SCADA

Scope
Design, construction, PLC and SCADA programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration.

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Cintra Park Stormwater Treatment Plant

Location
Concord, New South Wales

Description
MCC and PLC control switchboard for a packaged stormwater treatment and irrigation system.

Features
Custom Form 3b enclosure
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC, integreated into site CitectSCADA system
Designed and built to City of Canada Bay specifcations

Scope
Design, construction, PLC and SCADA programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

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Co-generation Plant – Kia Ora Piggery

Location
Yarrawalla, VIC

Description
Six control systems over two separate sites, controlling co-generation systems running off biogas from pig manure. Provides electricity and heat required for operation of the piggery.

Features
Deep Sea Generator Controllers
Adaptronic ECUs

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning.

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Automated Riveting Machine

Location
Bendigo, Victoria

Description
PLC control panel for a custom-built machine for riveting clips onto aluminium tracks at customisable intervals

Features
Omron PLC and HMI
Interface with servos, actuators and air solenoids

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

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Mondelez Mixing System

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Mobile conveyor and agitator unit

Features
Designed and constructed to Mondelez Ringwood Electrical Standards

Scope
Design and construction.


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Fertiliser Batching Plant

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Control switchboards for a custom designed dry material dosing and conveyor system. The system used loss-in-weight technique to accurately control feed rates of different types of raw materials, to create custom mixes of fertilisers and herbicides.

Features

Custom marine-grade aluminium enclosure
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC and Weintek touch screen HMI
Variable speed DC motor controllers for controlling conveyor feed rates

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, remote and onsite commissioning and integration.

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Thai Kali Potash Mine Conveyor System

Location
Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

Description
Control switchboard for a custom-designed conveyor system for a potash mineral mine in Thailand

Features

Custom built mild steel enclosure, complete with air conditioning for high ambient temperatures
Horner PLC/HMI
VSDs for 2 x 185kW conveyors

Scope,
Design and construction.

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Upper Nepean Sluice Gate Control

Location
Wollongong area, New South Wales

Description
Nine switchboards for canal automated gate control

Features
Custom stainless steel enclosure SCADAPack RTU and Schneider HMI
Designed and built to WaterNSW and MEW E101 specifications

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, onsite commissioning and integration.

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Vanella Pastueriser

Location
Sydney, New South Wales

Description
PLC control panel for an automatic pasteurising system, for treating milk before use in cheese manufacturing. Automatic control of control of system flush and CIP processes was also incorporated.

Features
316 food-grade stainless steel enclosure
Omron PLC and 10″ HMI
Control of 28 valves via ASi network
Full remote access and control functionality via 3G network

Scope
Design, construction, programming, and onsite and remote commissioning and integration.

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Dindas Timber Pack Saw

Location
Tingalpa, Queensland

Description
PLC control panel for a custom-built pack saw machine

Features
Omron PLC and HMI
10” tablet for remote machine control
Full remote access capability over the Internet
Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

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Gelato Messina Icecream Production System

Location
Rosebery, New South Wales

Description
PLC control panel for an ice-cream production system

Features
316 food-grade stainless steel enclosure
Omron PLC and 10″ HMI
SEW VSDs

Scope
Design, construction, programming and onsite and remote commissioning and integration


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Nestle – Smoothie Mixer

Location
Toowoomba, Queensland

Description
PLC control panel for a smoothie mixing plant

Features
316 food-grade stainless steel enclosure
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC and PanelView HMI
Programmable recipe control

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning.

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Emerald Grain Truck Unloading Facility

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Control switchboard for a grain truck unloading facility

Features

Complete system of conveyors, screw jacks, dust collectors, lights and associated instrumentation

Scope,
Design, construction, and remote commissioning assistance.

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Cerebos Foods – Bottle Cooling System

Location
Seven Hills, New South Wales

Description
PLC control panel for a process bottle cooling line

Features
316 stainless steel enclosure Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC and PanelView HMI SEW VSD’s

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, onsite commissioning and integration.

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Tabbita Broiler Farm

Location
Tabbita, New South Wales

Description
40 broiler shed control switchboards

Features
Hired Hand controllers
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout
Controls for curtains, feeding, drinking and ventilation systems

Scope
Design, construction and remote commissioning assistance

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Luv-a-Duck – Gerang Gerung Duck Farm

Location
Gerang Gerung, Victoria

Description
Twelve duck growing shed control switchboards

Features
Hired Hand controllers
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout
Controls for curtains, feeding, drinking and ventilation system

Scope
Design, construction and remote commissioning assistance

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Reeves Plains, South Australia

Location
Reeves Plains, South Australia

Description
4 free range broiler shed switchboards

Features
New Cumberland Edge climate controller
Fully ventilated switchboard
Quality Schneider switchgear
Battery back-up

Scope
Design, construction, integration and remote commissioning assistance

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Blanchetown Freerange Broiler Farm

Location
Blanchetown, South Australia

Description
Total of 42 free range broiler shed switchboards

Features
Skov climate controller
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout
Australia-first free range functionality

Scope,
Design, construction, integration and remote commissioning assistance.

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Rockhampton 42nd Battalion Memorial Pool

Location
Rockhampton, Queensland

Description
Control switchboard for upgraded 50m pool and wading pool, including control for filtration pumps, filter backwash cycles, pool heating and monitoring of pool chemistry

Features
Omron PLC and 7″ HMI
Schneider VSDs
Full remote access capability over the Internet

Scope
Design, construction, programming and remote commissioning

 

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Mernda Central P-12 College Pool

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Pool control switchboard for LTS pool in new P-12 school, controlling filtration pumps, filter backwash cycles, pool heating and monitoring of pool chemistry

Features
Omron PLC and HMI
Toshiba VSDs
SMS alarm functionality
Full remote access capability over the internet

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

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Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Location
Portland, Victoria

Description
Pool filtration switchboard for an upgraded aquatic centre, controlling filtration pumps, filter backwash cycles, pool heating and monitoring of pool chemistry

Features
Omron PLC and HMI
Toshiba VSDs
SMS alarm functionality
Full remote access and control via internet

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, remote commissioning and integration.

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Wyndham Port Fuel System

Location
Wyndham, Western Australia

Description
Control switchboard for a ship fuel pumping system

Features
Three-way mains/generator/generator supply
Control of two fuel pumps
Fuji VSD

Scope
Design, construction, programming, remote and onsite commissioning.

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Greenwattle St Sewer Pump Station

Location
Toowoomba, Queensland

Description
Control switchboard for a sewer pump station

Features
Custom marine-grade aluminium enclosure
Schneider M340 PLC
Designed and built to Toowoomba Regional Council specifications

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning.

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Tuggeranong Office Park Greywater Treatment Plant

Location
Tuggeranong, New South Wales

Description
MCC and PLC control switchboard for a packaged waste water treatment plant. The plant used membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology to treat greywater for reuse.

Features
Omron PLC
Weintek HMI
Toshiba VSD
Full remote access via 3G network

Scope
Design, construction, PLC and HMI programming, remote commissioning.

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Sonac Reverse Osmosis & Ultrafiltration WWTP

Location
Seven Hills, New South Wales

Description
PLC control panel for a process bottle cooling line

Features
316 stainless steel enclosure Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC and PanelView HMI SEW VSD’s

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, onsite commissioning and integration.

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BHP Mt Whaleback Oily Water Separator

Location
Pilbara region, WA

Description
Control panel for an oily water separator.

Features
B&R Pilbara 316SS enclosure with sloping roof
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC
Designed and constructed to BHP specifications

Scope
Design, construction, programming and remote commissioning.

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Roy Hill Mine – Services Area WWTP

Location
Pilbara, WA

Description
Control switchboard for a wastewater treatment plant

Features
Custom 316 stainless steel enclosure
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC and PanelView HMI
Designed and constructed to Roy Hill specifications

Scope
Design, construction, programming and remote commissioning

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Carlton Baths Community Centre

Location
Carlton, Victoria

Description
Plantroom switchboard for new 25m and children’s pools

Features
Omron PLC and HMI
Remote lifeguard panel with 7″ HMI
Remote access capability

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

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Warburn Poultry Farm

Location
Warburn, New South Wales

Description
20 broiler shed control switchboards

Features
Hired Hand controllers
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout
Controls for curtains, feeding, drinking and ventilation systems

Scope
Design, construction and remote commissioning assistance

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Duck grower shed

Location
Gerang Gerung, Victoria

Description
Duck growing shed control switchboard controlling stir fans, curtain, internal vent, mini-vent, feeder and drinker winches, feed and cross augers, drink water pumps, fogger pump, heaters, brood fans, brood lighting and other lighting circuits.

Features
Hired Hand controllers
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout

Scope
Design, construction and remote commissioning assistance

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Kulnura Naturally Ventilated Poultry Sheds

Location
Kulnura, New South Wales

Description
2 naturally ventilated broiler shed switchboards. Control of re-circulation fans, wall fans, Hired Hand heaters, feeders, cross auger, cooling pump curtain winches and lighting circuits.

Features
Chore-tronics 3 climate controller
Fully ventilated switchboard
Quality Schneider switchgear
Battery back-up

Scope
Design, construction, integration and remote commissioning assistance

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Lower Light Broiler Farm

Location
Lower Light, South Australia

Description
3 broiler shed switchboards and 3 winch boards. Control of 3PH tunnel fans, 1PH stir fans, feeders, feed supply auger, cool pad winches, pop-out winches, curtain winches, cool pad water pumps, heaters, LED flood lights, control room lights, LED shed lights, with dimmers.

Features
New Cumberland Edge climate controller
Fully ventilated switchboard
Quality Schneider switchgear

Scope
Design, construction, integration and remote commissioning assistance

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Bore Pump Stations – Tumbarumba Shire Council

Location
Tumbarumba, NSW

Description
Three switchboards for bore and creek water pumping stations.

Features
Omron PLCs
Omron HMIs
Fuji Frenic MEGA VSDs

Scope
Design, construction, programming and remote commissioning.

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GVW Inlet Works

Location
Cobram, Rushworth, Bonnie Doon, Alexandra, Yea and Broadford, Victoria

Description
6 control switchboards for inlet screen control

Features
Custom aluminum enclosure
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC and PanelView HMI
Allen-Bradley Powerflex VSD

Designed and built to Goulborn Valley Water specifications.

Scope
Design and construction.

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Tatua Dairy

Location
Morrinsville, New Zealand

Description
Main switchboard and MCC for a DAF unit, used to treat waste water from a dairy.

Features
Custom mild steel enclosures
Schneider M340 PLC
32 motor starters, including:
Schneider Altivar VSDs, with Ethernet communications
Schneider Altistart Soft starters
Schneider Tesys U Integrated DOL Starters

Scope
Design, construction and remote commissioning.

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