The Design and Installation of a Distributed Controls System at the Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant: A Case Study

by Jeff Theerman, Bissell Point WWTP, St. Louis, United States,
Anthony Margevicius, Bissell Point WWTP, St. Louis, United States,
West Hurt, Bissell Point WWTP, St. Louis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


The Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is undergoing a $210 million dollar change, which includes a new Distributed Controls System (DCS). The new DCS is being installed in phases to accommodate other concurrent construction projects. This case study examines the design, bidding, and construction of the DCS, and the complicated relationships between this project and others on the site. Some of the lessons learned are also presented.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Wastewater treatment plants | Case studies | Construction sites | Wastewater management | Parameters (statistics) | Control systems | Waste management | District of Columbia | United States

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