AIM Recycling Center, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Canada, 2015

AIM Recycling CenterThe AIM facility at Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, a suburb of Quebec City, is the most advanced dry material recycling facility in North America. All the material sorting is done by high-tech equipment. More than 50 tonnes of dry material per hour is process by AIM. The building’s dimension and the companies operations required the use of the most modern technology to assure reliable operations, energy efficiency, and also personal security.

The building and dust collection automation system has been designed, fabricated and implemented by the LOYTEC Competence Partner AIREX CONTROLS Inc. AIREX CONTROLS thereby used LOYTEC product solutions to implement a dual dust collection system with 100,000 SCFM air-flow make-up system to maintain a high-level air quality and to regulate the building’s conditions. The entire system is built around a dual Ethernet network configured in loops for more reliability. With this architecture, all the security features for the facility, from gas detection (46 detectors), garage doors controls (16 detectors), to emergency signalling are also part of the automation system.

The system is built around LOYTEC’s LINX-221 and LIOB-582 with a complex L-LOGICAD control strategy for system operations. With this architecture, the network can be opened at any location to add an extra controller on the building system without interrupting the control strategy. L-VIS Touch Panels are used to operate the system with a remote access to the companies VPN. This simplifies the operations of anyone involved in the day-to-day business.

Control PanelsControl Panelvisualization of dust collection system

Interesting Facts

Devices: LINX-221, LIOB-582, LVIS-3ME212-xxLIOB-101/LIOB-102

Location Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada
Number of Nodes 8
Topology BACnet/IP, Dual Ethernet, BACnet MS/TP
Companies involved AIREX CONTROLS Inc.
LOYTEC Components        LINX-221,