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Utilities

Inverters and motors help reduce power station emissions (16/12/2014)
Article image E.ON has guaranteed the future viability of its Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station by installing a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control facility to reduce emissions. Driving the SCR process, which uses ammonia to neutralise nitrogen oxide (NOx) in exhaust gases, are eight WEG 4300kW MGF710 motors, equipped with variable speed drives (VSDs).
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Control system order for a waste-to-energy facility (21/10/2014)
Yokogawa France S.A.S. has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility for SITA Cornwall in the UK.
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PLC control from inlet-to-outlet (08/10/2014)
Article image A new water treatment works at the Dee Valley Water (DVW) Llwyn Onn site in North Wales is being controlled from inlet to outlet with a redundant modular PLC.
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Electric actuators replace pneumatic technology 01/07/2014
Compact electric actuators have offered energy cost savings for a water treatment plant, compared to the previously used pneumatic technology. Full Story...

Dual contained pipework system protects water treatment works 07/01/2014
A dual contained pipework system, Durapipe Guardian, has been installed as part of a refurbishment project at Rivington Water Treatment Works. Full Story...

VSDs eliminate ragging problems in waste water pumps 17/12/2013
By fitting VACON 100 FLOW ac variable speed drives (VSDs) to the three main inlet pumps at Newbury sewage treatment works (STW), Varicon (3D) Drives has made it possible for Thames Water to achieve energy savings, complemented by significant reductions in downtime. The energy savings alone will cover the cost of the VSDs and their installation within two years. Full Story...

Effluent monitor protects drink producers wastewater treatment plant 19/11/2013
The installation of a continuous Total Organic Carbon (TOC) monitor to police the front end of a drink manufacturers wastewater treatment plant has enabled tighter control of its treatment process. Full Story...

Control solution for wastewater treatment project 05/11/2013
Southern Water's largest ever capital project includes a new wastewater treatment works (WWTW) and sludge recycling centre, two pumping stations, 11km of sewer tunnel and a 2.5km long sea outfall. The newly completed works is able to treat 95 million litres of wastewater generated each day in the area. Full Story...

Taking control of a slurry tank 07/05/2013
Key requirements for a custom control system developed and supplied by Ralspeed for the UK’s largest slurry tank, included simplicity and reliability. Full Story...

Wireless technology improves efficiency of biomass power plant 02/04/2013
Smart Wireless transmitters have provided increased visibility into the process, support predictive maintenance and provide tank overspill protection at a biomass power plant in Italy, owned by Enomondo S.r.l. Full Story...

Automation solution to maximises efficiency in a greenfield waste to energy plant 22/03/2013
Metso has been awarded a repeat order from the CNIM group for the automation of another greenfield Waste to Energy plant in the UK. Full Story...

Display wall systems offers improved control of electrical system network 19/03/2013
The centrepiece of a new network management centre of a Russian energy distribution network company is a display wall from Mitsubishi Electric. Full Story...

Change your drive systems 22/01/2013
Water treatment and distribution company, SEMEA, has achieved a return on its investment over 14 months by replacing a pumping installation with a solution developed by Leroy-Somer and Flowserve. Full Story...

Solar farm projects benefit from open SCADA solution 02/11/2012
A solar farm built by the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR) at its Bollène site in the Vaucluse region of France, forms part of the development of the Donzère-Mondragon hydro-electric power plant, a site which has gradually become a cluster for producing renewable energy including hydro-electric, solar, and wind. Control Engineering Europe explores its SCADA choice. Full Story...

Wireless transmitters improve plant availability and efficiency 09/10/2012
Wireless acoustic transmitters are being used by a power generation company to identify failed steam traps, leaking valves, and boiler tube leaks. The use of these field instruments has provided some impressive cost saving figures. Full Story...

SCADA solutions for Super Rimiez water treatment plant 10/07/2012
Veolia has selected ARC Informatique PcVue SCADA software to monitor and control services and operations at its Super Rimiez water treatment plant near Nice in France. Key factors in its SCADA choice were performance, ease of use and lower total cost of ownership. Full Story...

Modular drives chosen for power transmission system test rig 15/05/2012
One company has developed a solution to eliminate the mechanical gearbox of a wind turbine and replace it with a computer-controlled hydrostatic power transmission system that is said to be lighter, cheaper and more reliable than the gearbox it replaces. Full Story...

Waste-to-Energy process order for Rockwell Automation 03/04/2012
Cynar, a technology company in the waste-to-energy market, has awarded an contract to Rockwell Automation to design and build a new end-of-life plastic to fuel conversion plant in the UK for SITA UK, a partner in the development. Full Story...

Critical valve control duties 27/03/2012
For critical valve control duty on high temperature gas turbine pre-heater equipment in a power generation application, the CVA electric actuator from Rotork has been specified. The application demands unrestricted modulation of a three-way valve to control the pre-heated temperature of fuel gas for electricity generating turbines. Full Story...

Safety solutions for new power plant unit 20/03/2012
Safety systems, supplied by HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, are helping to ensure boiler protection and burner control in a lignite-fired power station operated by Vattenfall Europe Generation. Full Story...

Helping Veolia Water save 1.5 million litres of water a day 24/01/2012
Veolia Water has made savings in excess of 1.5 million litres of water a day - nearly £100,000 a year - following the roll out of i2O Water’s integrated network monitoring system across 31 Veolia Water sites in the UK. Full Story...

Nuclear reactor installs audio-visual simulation 04/10/2011
British Energy has recently commissioned Carillion Communications to create a bespoke audio-visual simulation facility at its Sizewell B plant in Suffolk. Full Story...

Waste-to-energy facility specifies Honeywell control and monitoring solution 27/09/2011
Honeywell has signed a contract with Fortum to deploy its Experion Process Knowledge System and Safety Manager emergency shutdown and boiler protection system at the company’s new waste-to-energy facility in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Full Story...



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