We have carried out multiple development projects for our clients in this sector from SIL rated safety applications through to the automation of the Coke Car operations via the novel use of wireless technology and Laser Measurement devices. The latter project was the subject of a presentation and publication in the Coke Oven Managers’ Association Annual Year Book of 2013 (“Automatic Coke Car Movement at Monckton Coke and Chemical” by Dean Wright and Gareth Vicary).

With many years’ experience working with clients in this sector, we are well placed to provide a range of development and support services tailored to the specific environment. We offer a unique blend of functional and technical capability with a depth of operational and process knowledge that can only be gained through experience.



Over the years we have worked closely with the team at Monckton on a number of high profile, high impact improvement projects including:

The design, installation and commissioning of the wireless networks and control systems required to automate the movement of the Coke Car using Laser Measurement devices for fine positioning.

Replace and upgrade the site CHP (Combined Heat and Power) Burner Safety Management Systems (utilising Siemens Safety PLCs). SIL 2 rated application.

Replace and upgrade Master Header and Boiler Control System – upgrade from obsolete system hardware to Safety PLC.

Design and install a new control system for Reverse Osmosis skid – for production of demineralised water.

Design and install new control systems for Crusher House operations.

Integration of third party plant to site SCADA for effective control, monitoring and reporting.



Monckton Coke & Chemical Co, based in Royston has been in operation for over 130 years and is one of Europe’s leading producers of high quality metallurgical coke. Since 2007 we have been providing Monckton with full SCADA systems management, development and support – providing essential back up services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With full remote systems access we are able to fully support the operational site and provide cost effective network management and monitoring and operational control systems diagnostics.



Process Automation and Optimisation

Industrial Network Design, Install and Maintain

Remote Monitoring

SCADA Development and Maintenance

PLC Coding

Electrical Installation - Panel Build and Field Wiring

Thorin Network Management Software