BASF Ludwigshafen / Germany

Expansion of the control system with IWLAN

Customer profile:

  • BASF is the world's leading chemical company

  • The main segments of BASF are Chemical, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas

  • BASF had 2007 95,175 employees worldwide


Customer requirements:

  • Expansion of a PCS7 system

  • Operation and monitoring of the production process by integration of 2 mobile Operator stations.

  • Design of a reliable wireless network with IWLAN over 7 building floors included roof (outdoor)

  • Target: High availability of the whole system

  • Special conditions:
    Steel / reinforced concrete industrial building with unspecified equipment
    Explosive areas
    Extreme environmental conditions, chemical pollution and large temperature differences


Customer`s decision:

  • Integration test of application/ access points/ clients

  • Modular design an scalability allow expansion at anytime

  • System commissioning (trial run)

  • Handover to end customer (Trainings)


Advantages/benefits for the customer:

  • Cost savings through the use of SCALANCE W786

  • Robust and industry-compatible IWLAN components for the requirements of the chemical industry (IP65)

  • Easy configuration of SCALANCE W

  • All informations of the new production line and of the whole facility are reliably available at any time and any place.