Project References

Generator Control Upgrade, Gas Production Plant


Having completed a feasibility study, Magna IV Engineering was engaged to complete upgrades to the primary power generator control system. The desired outcome was to solve start up, synchronization and load sharing challenges experienced at site.

Magna IV Engineering was responsible to upgrade the existing Woodward and PLC-based generator control system with a simplified solution from ComAp.

Scope of Work

  • Feasibility study
  • As-built drawing updates
  • Procurement
  • Engineering design
  • Controller programming
  • HMI programming
  • On site commissioning
  • Operator training
Timeout during synchronization, resulting in sync failure Synchronization within 5 seconds with active voltage and phase matching
Generator load sharing within 15% at best Generator load sharing within 2-4%
Multiple software packages and pieces of equipment to program One software package for the complete system


Near Edson, Alberta

Year Completed



Automation Solutions, Generator Control System


Industrial, Power, Control

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