Indonesian power plant automates with Emerson

08 August 2008

Chengda Engineering Corporation of China will digitally automate the PLTU 2 Banten-Labuan power plant with equipment from Emerson Process Management.

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Emerson is contracted to supply and install PlantWeb digital plant architecture, with an Ovation control system, to automate critical processes and equipment on two 300-MW power generating units at the Indonesian power plant.

The PlantWeb solution includes deployment of the Ovation control system for monitoring and control of the boiler, turbine, burner management system, auxiliary system and balance of plant processes. Emerson will supply 33 Ovation redundant controllers,15 per unit and 3 common to both unit. Twenty-three workstations, seven per unit, plus six common to both units and three for the auxiliary system, will also be provided by the company. The Ovation system will monitor and control 17,000 hard I/O points.

The contract also includes AMS Suite predictive maintenance software, which will provide operators with data from HART intelligent field devices located throughout the plant. For new plant construction, AMS Suite streamlines device configuration and commissioning, thereby contributing to more efficient plant start-up. It also provides online access to instrument and valve process information, predictive diagnostic information, and automatic documentation of field device maintenance information.

Equipment delivery for Unit 1 took place in mid-June 2008 and start-up is currently hoped to begin in June 2009. Unit 2 is expected to start-up in August 2009.

’Initially we selected Emerson because of their proven automation and control technologies,’ said Dai Wu, senior engineer, Chengda Engineering Corporation of China. ‘Since we've been working with them, we have become just as impressed with the calibre of their personnel and their in-depth knowledge of power generating equipment and processes.’

’We're gratified by Chengda's confidence in Emerson's state-of-the-art control solutions,’ said Bob Yeager, president of the Power & Water Solutions division of Emerson.

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