Your Trusted Partner

Operating any sort of fired equipment adds an extra level of risk to your operation, so it is critical that you partner with a solutions provider that has deep expertise in the design and engineering of burner management systems (BMS). MICA Controls is that partner.

The MICA Controls team has unmatched experience with BMS, having delivered solutions for a complete range of process heaters used in petrochemical, energy, utilities, and industrial applications.

The MICA team has worked on every version of the code since its implementation, in the year 2000. Due to their complex and highly integrated nature, we struggled with the prescriptive nature of the 2000-2015 codes, in their application on large process fired equipment in the petrochemical, sour gas treating, upgrading, and refining industries. In the early days we worked with the AHJ to allow us to use IEC61511 as a method of proving equivalence to the prescriptive code, while using a performance based approach that is more in line with the process industries. Finally, when the 2020 version of the code was being developed, MICA worked with a team of industry experts focused on the development of Annex I, implementing a standard performance based approach to the code. 

Our Consultative Approach

The industry is preconditioned to think that paying more means getting a better BMS.
It’s time for a new way of thinking and MICA is leading the way.

Our collaborative, consultative approach ensures your process, corporate, safety and regulatory requirements are met while achieving the most cost-effective solution possible.

Our process typically involves the following:

  • Design Consultation, Field Approval Readiness Review

  • Gap Assessment

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)

  • BMS Specification, BMS Standards Definition, Safety Requirement Specifications

  • Detailed Engineering and System Delivery including:

    • Development of process package, including P&ID's and functional descriptions

    • Design of the fuel system including 3D CADD modeling and isometric construction drawings

    • Detailed controls engineering including control narrative, logic diagrams, panel design, wiring diagrams, Safety PLC and HMI configuration

    • Control panel fabrication and approval for hazardous locations

    • Factory Acceptance Testing

    • Site construction management support

    • Site Acceptance, walk downs, Commissioning and Start-up

    • CSA B149.3 Field approval

    • Long Term lifecycle support

MICA has worked on very large facilities, in some cases, addressing every piece of fired equipment on site and have always found a way to seamlessly integrate into our customers project execution strategy.

BMS Quote

MICA's experience ensures we take into account your entire system process, not just the burner management portion of the heater, when implementing our performance based solutions. This is extremely important within integrated plant facilities where, in some cases, a prescriptive burner management solution can lead to catastrophic failures in other areas of the plant.

Mica has developed unique solutions for:

  • reformer applications used in refining, upgrading, fertilizer, and methanol manufacturing. 

  • Sour gas processing applications including reaction furnaces and in-line heaters.