West Coast's Pine River, B.C., Natgas plant shuts (programmable logic controller failure)

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Tuesday February 22, 8:57 am Eastern Time

Westcoast's Pine River, B.C. natgas plant shuts

NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Westcoast Energy Inc. (Toronto:W.TO - news) said its Pine River natural gas plant in British Columbia was shut Monday for an unscheduled outage.

The plant experienced a force majeure when a total programmable logic controller (PLC) failure occurred within the facility at 3:52 PST Monday.

``Westcoast Energy Inc. is currently working to return the facility to full operation,'' the company said late Monday.

No update was yet available Tuesday morning, but a recorded statement said about 149 million cubic feet per day was available from the plant.

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), February 23, 2000


Thanks for this post Homer, as well as all of your great posts! =)

-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 23, 2000.

Yoooooo. Hooooooo. Snip "programmable logic controller (PLC) failure". Thanks for the find Homer.........

-- kevin (innxxs@yahoo.com), February 23, 2000.

For newbies:

Programm able Logic controller

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), February 23, 2000.

Weren't SCADA controls high on the list of instruments highly vulnerable to Y2K glitches?? What about the PLC's?

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.com), February 23, 2000.

...and yet another Force Maneure!

Got TP?


-- Jimmy Splinters (inthe@dark.com), February 23, 2000.

LOL Jimmy

-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 23, 2000.

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