Emerson to automate EDF-owned natural gas units

first_imgStories of interest: 3.26.2009 By chloecox – Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Twitter Facebook Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions Emerson to automate EDF-owned natural gas units 26 March 2009 —Emerson Process Management won a contract from French company EDF to automate six new combined cycle gas turbine units in the U.K. and France with its PlantWeb digital plant architecture. Emerson will install systems at the three-unit, 1,300 MW West Burton power station in Nottinghamshire, UK. EDF’s 430 MW power plant at Blénod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson, which will be completed in 2011, is included in the contract, as is EDF’s existing 960 MW Martigues plant in southern France.Emerson’s PlantWeb solution includes the Ovation control system with Hart communications to monitor and control the heat recovery steam generator, as well as the burner management system and balance-of-plant processes. The Ovation system will also integrate the turbine control system and perform data acquisition, including sequence of events. Emerson will also supply a Scenario simulator used to assist start-up and for training operators. The simulator can also test and verify control logic and conduct unit check-out prior to the plant’s synchronization to the grid. Emerson will also apply AMS Suite predictive maintenance software to all sites, used for device configuration and commissioning. AMS Suite will also provide online access to instrument and valve diagnostics and automatic documentation of field device maintenance information. Emerson wins automation contract for new coal-fired plant TAGSEDF Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Linkedin Facebook Twitter CoalGasCombined Cycle Emerson automates Chinese coal-fired power plant Previous articleMTU Onsite to supply 40 diesel-engine generatorsNext articleFPL selects EPC firm for 75 MW solar power plant chloecox No posts to displaylast_img read more