Case Study:

Alliance Partner and Schneider Electric Solutions deliver critical upgrade to help keep the plans on schedule


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This client is the busiest single-runway airport in the world. With more than 660 aircraft movements daily, the efficiency of all aircraft fuelling systems is critical. The airports storage and hydrant company was faced with the critical challenge of maintaining a constant hydrant pressure of 7.5 to 9 bar. The pressure of the fuelling pumps, however, is directly affected by the number of aircraft being fuelled simultaneously. If the pressure in the fuelling pumps drops, flights are delayed.

An ageing bespoke pump controller was producing spurious faults so to ensure minimal aircraft delay, the client decided to upgrade this element of the control system for fuelling and storage. One of Schneider Electric’s Alliance Partners, Cougar Automation, was employed to complete this vital upgrade.

Cougar Automation has been operating in the UK for the past quarter century and partnering with Schneider Electric for the last seven years. They have been expanding beyond their initial specialization in the Water segment to expertise in other industries such as Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals and Power Generation.

“Schneider Electric Alliance partner Cougar Automation has proved to be an inspired choice as system integrator. The project has achieved all expectations and aspirations — reliable engineering, reliable equipment, reliable and real people, with round-the-clock support. Having established client confidence, Cougar Automation helped design a cost effective solution that could be installed with minimum risk to operations. No small feat given the constraints and limitations of a very busy international airport.” Client Consulting Engineer