System Integration & Control Systems Design

Matrikon Moore - extensive offering and tailored solutions bring repeat business

December 2010 System Integration & Control Systems Design

A well established systems integrator brand in South Africa since 1985, Moore grew its market offering further five years ago when international integrated industrial intelligence specialists, Matrikon, awarded it the exclusive rights to sell and install Matrikon products in southern Africa. After changing its name to Matrikon Moore and adopting the optimisation capabilities and reputation synonymous with Matrikon, the joint venture rapidly made inroads into new business areas whilst continuing to service its well-established base of blue chip clients.

Business development manager, Sandra Stone, explains that there are three major brands under the Matrikon Moore banner – Siemens (process instrumentation), Moore and Matrikon (systems optimisation). “This gives the company extensive hardware, software and engineering capabilities, with a product range that spans 13 different vertical markets.”

The company has four branches – Secunda, Vanderbijlpark, Midrand and Houston (Texas) – from which a team of 60 engineers tackle both broad-based application and specialist projects. “We employ a number of niche market senior engineers to complement a highly experienced team with multifunctional experience in a large variety of industries and applications,” Stone adds.

“Most of our engineers are trained and experienced in the electrical field, however, we do also have a number of chemical engineers on board to complement these capabilities and who provide valuable input on the projects we undertake for the petrochemical, chemical and oil and gas industries,” she explains. “We offer turnkey project management and system integration. Our specialised services and process instrumentation allows us to keep expanding our engineering and support capabilities so that we continue to meet the needs of our clients.”

Matrikon Moore believes in tailoring customised solutions to specific customer specifications, and becomes involved in projects from the pre-factory acceptance tests through the selection of products and systems to their installation, commissioning and finally the implementation of customised maintenance and support programmes. “Matrikon Moore is actually one of only 13 companies worldwide that is authorised to run Siemens safety systems, a fact that we are justifiably proud of,” Stone notes. “Another strength is our ability to minimise client investment in plant resources. We are able to achieve substantial cost savings by applying the knowledge, experience and expertise inherent in the intellectual property of our engineering team. This optimises the installation, configuration, validation, start up and maintenance of any process automation system that we implement.

“In addition to our project management and engineering implementation services, Matrikon Moore is also a value added reseller of a comprehensive range of process instruments for pressure, temperature, flow and level measurement. Pneumatic valve positioners, process controllers, process recorders and process protection devices complete the package.”

The company provides complete software solutions and professional services to market leaders in the oil and gas, power, petrochemical, mining, pulp and paper, chemical and food processing industries. These include the compressor controls recently completed exclusively for Sasol; the recent awarding of the company’s seventh FPSO tender; completion of the Mondo Subsea contract; the Espedato OS upgrade; and the Anglo Platinum varied RBM converter.

“Services are provided by a dedicated project team, which ensures that plant personnel work with a support staff familiar with the plant’s policies, procedures and expectations. Over our 12 year relationship with Anglo Platinum, we have installed more than 16 000 I/O points. This is indicative of the faith they have in our capabilities. It is also reflected in our long-term, ongoing relationship with both Polyfin and Sasol Synfuels,” Stone concludes.


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