Power Station and Process Control Systems
|The increasing complexity of the processes in today’s power stations put an even greater demand on control and instrumentation systems. Not only must these systems offer tailormade architectures and modern control algorithms and strategies, but also a high degree of control efficiency based on application experience. System architectures and communication standards that are open for the integration of third-party systems are of course a must.|
With our ME 4012 process control system, we offer a consistent control philosophy that can be applied to all sections of power station control. In the fields of steam and gas turbine automation, for example, our system meets the extremely high demands on turbine control criteria such as the precision control of the highly dynamic processes and implementation of SIL3 failsafe and protection functions. This enhances the primary and secondary controllability and considerably increases the turbines operational reliability and availability.
|Our turbine reference plants have capacities in the range from 9 MW to 900MW. Mauell’s ME 4012 process control system is used, for example, in the new 750 MW gas and steam plant (4 gas and 2 steam turbines) of the Munich South cogeneration power station (district heating capacity of 1,700 MW), and for the control of the 6 main turbines (600 MW each) of the Eskom power station in Matla, South Africa.|