Emerson automates two 1,000MW units at Chinese power plant

12 March 2012 (Last Updated March 12th, 2012 18:30)

Emerson Process Management is automating two new 1,000MW ultra-supercritical, power-generating units at the Jiangsu Xinhai power plant in China with its Ovation expert control system.

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Emerson Process Management is automating two new 1,000MW ultra-supercritical, power-generating units at the Jiangsu Xinhai power plant in China with its Ovation expert control system.

The technology will monitor and control boilers and turbines at the units built by Jiangsu Guoxin Investment Group, which replace two old, less-efficient 220MW units that have been decommissioned.

Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions president Bob Yeager said industry leaders like Jiangsu Guoxin Investment Group understand the importance of choosing the right automation for ultra-supercritical and supercritical power plants.

"We are pleased to apply our automation and control expertise and technology at the Jiangsu Xinhai plant, helping to ensure these new ultra-supercritical units operate safely and efficiently for years to come," said Yeager.

The Ovation system will perform data acquisition, as well as manage each unit's flue gas desulfurisation system, modulating control system, sequence control system, electrical control system, furnace safety supervisory system, feed-water turbine control system and balance-of-plant processes.

Emerson will also supply around 1,000 Rosemount differential pressure, level and flow transmitters for the plant.

Image : The Ovation expert control system is being installed at two new 1,000MW power generating units at Jiangsu Xinhai power plant in Eastern China; Photo: Emerson Process Management.