29 May

NFPA 85 Committee Welcomes Synergy’s Own as new Principal Subject Expert

Synergy Vice-President, Marc Hunter, has recently become a part of The Committee of NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code. He is a Principal Subject Expert on the committee and participates in votes that determine the standards of NFPA 85.

“Now, more than ever, our clients are assured they get a compliant solution and a superior level of safety in our control systems and boiler optimization,” said Hunter.

Hunter insist he is just happy to be considered, but the rest of us here at Synergy know the committee is lucky to have his 20 years of automation experience there to guide the committee on votes. His experiences on the committee will undoubtedly further our commitment and expertise in our core values of safety, reliability and efficiency.

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Marc Hunter proudly displays his certificate naming him a Principal Subject Expert for the NFPA 85 Committee.

More about NFPA 85 (from http://www.nfpa.org )

Document Scope:

1.1* Scope. This code shall apply to single burner boilers, multiple burner boilers, stokers, and atmospheric fluidized-bed boilers with a fuel input rating of 3.7 MWt (12.5 million Btu/hr) or greater, to pulverized fuel systems, to fired or unfired steam generators used to recover heat from combustion turbines [heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs)], and to other combustion turbine exhaust systems.
1.1.1 This code shall cover design, installation, operation, maintenance, and training.
1.1.2 This code shall cover strength of the structure, operation and maintenance procedures, combustion and draft control equipment, safety interlocks, alarms, trips, and other related controls that are essential to safe equipment operation.
1.1.3 Coordination of the design and operating procedures of the boiler furnace or HRSG system and any flue gas cleanup systems downstream of the post-combustion gas passes shall be required. Such coordination shall include requirements for ensuring a continuous flow path from the combustion air inlet through the stack.
24 May

Data vs. Information: a growing Synergy

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These days, there is nothing our state-of-the-art technology can’t measure. From the amount of electricity being used per hour in a plant to the amount of product being created within a day, nothing is beyond measurement. While the data we can gather is remarkable, translating it into useful information that can be used at every level in a plant can be difficult.

To this end, we have updated our website to reflect three of our growing services aimed at turning data into information, improving the overall process of the plant and defining the specific information needed in all levels of a plant.

The following services are growing areas of Synergy Systems Inc.

  • Asset Reliability: We imagine a process system with tangible assets that have the ability to collect a variety of data and easily resent it as information relevant to workers in every level of a plant.
  • Business Performance:  Since business performance is often dependent on the human element of a plant and worker’s ability to make fast decisions, we strive to design HMI which takes this human element into consideration. We strive to create HMI that makes it easy to read and react to information about the plant or process.
  • Key Performance Indicators: Key Performance Indicators, also known as KPI, are specific measure of performance chosen by a business in order to maintain progress toward a goal.

These three services together create the most optimized system for safety, reliability and efficiency. Intelligent technology is able to gather enormous amounts of data and present to those at different levels of a plant the specific information they need.

We are proud to be growing our expertise into these areas and furthering our commitment to the creation of safe, reliable and efficient plants.

27 Feb

On Display: The ISA Will-DuPage Tabletop Show

On Display: The ISA Will-DuPage Tabletop Show

If you were at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel Ballroom in Joliet, Illinois last Thursday, you hopefully made time to see our display at the ISA Will-DuPage Tabletop Show. Our presenters put together a diagram of a boiler, show how each of our solutions fit into the combustion process.

The show was a huge success, with more than 50 exhibitors showing off their industry expertise.

~In other news, our Vice President, Marc Hunter was recently interviewed by Naperville Community Television for his participation in a charty at Eco Gym.

13 Feb

The Voyage to CSIA Certification: Celebrating Success in Advancement

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Synergy Systems Inc. will soon carry the certification that puts to paper what our clients already know: Synergy is an innovative, client-dedicated business. The Control Systems Integrators Association, also known by the acronym CSIA, was established in 1994 to advance the practices of control system integrators. CSIA believes the work of integrators is essential for the progression of manufacturing and processor plants. Employing a rigorous certification process, they are able to identify and single out top-of-the-line integrators around the world. Like Synergy, these integrators are dedicated to their clients, helping them reduce cost, increase production, use less energy and lower their environmental impact.

Synergy is currently preparing for our first ever CSIA audit, which will solidify our commitment to intelligent automation. Our simple and flexible solutions already prove our innovation and dedication, and CSIA certification will stand as proof of these qualities.

“Clients will be reassured that, because we’ve met the criteria for the CSIA audit, our projects will be professionally executed,” said Synergy’s Vice President, Marc Hunter.

There is a lot to accomplish before we can participate in our first audit which, when passed, will grant us CSIA certification. A true test of teamwork, Synergy’s employees are banning together to accomplish this goal, which will inevitably benefit our clients and our employees.

We are so excited to start this journey. In fact, we are so thrilled that we plan to share the milestones we hit here on this blog, talking about our experience and how CSIA certification is helping our clients, employees and business.

06 Feb

Tailoring Our Web Presence to Your Needs

Tailoring Our Web Presence to Your Needs

Welcome to the new Synergy Systems website and news blog. We have always striven to create automated systems optimized to your business needs, and now, we will also be providing you with high quality information about who we are as a company and current news in the industry.

There are some key changes to our web site you may want to take advantage of. Along with a more thorough description of the solutions and services we offer, you can explore the people who make up the synergy team under About Us and find the answers to common questions under Boiler FAQ.

Follow us as we continue to strive for American energy independence through innovative solutions, continuous improvement of our knowledge and elite alliances with some of the best businesses in the world of automation.

As we push forward into 2013, expect to see updates about our journey towards certification under the Control System Integrators Association and current news on money saving innovations in the industry.

You’ll be hearing a lot from us as we give you an inside look to what makes Synergy Systems, Inc. the optimal energy solution for the 21st century.