Columbia Export Terminal


Columbia Export Terminal, located in Portland, OR, is one of the most automated and integrated grain export facilities in the Northwest. Industrial Systems Inc. (IS, Inc) has just completed the SCADA additions for an expansion of their cleaning and storage capacity. IS, Inc also provided the PLC and Wonderware programming for an update of their Plant wide Hazard Monitoring system. The I/O multiplexers installed can handle a total of 1728 thermocouples which monitor bearing and conveyor rub block temperatures for plant alarm notification. The automation control system comprises of multiple Modicon PLC’s linked by a fiber network. All I/O is monitored by two redundant Wonderware tag servers which handle the over 22,000 tags used by the graphic system. This data is displayed on multiple view stations located in the main control room.


Portland, OR