Chinese electric utility deploys APC platform for coal-fired plants

Huadian Inner Mongolia Energy chooses Invensys advanced process control system to optimize boiler combustion.

12/27/2010


Huadian Inner Mongolia Energy has implemented a combustion optimization control system for two of its coal-fired 600 MW power boiler units at the Baotou Power Generation Branch, provided by Invensys Operations Management. These advanced process control (APC) installations have passed technical and acceptance testing administered by the Xi’an Thermal Power Research Institute. The group’s findings indicate that the new system has helped save energy costs, reduced emissions, more than doubled the ramp up rate, and improved boiler performance efficiency for Units 1 and 2.

The China Huadian Inner Mongolia Energy Baotou Power Generation Branch generates 7 billion kWh of power per year. The Invensys team optimized boiler performance and combustion efficiency by implementing its SimSci-Esscor Connoisseur multi-variable predictive control (MPC) software, and non-linearity and neural networking technology across the plants’ distributed control systems (DCSs). The DCSs receive input from the MPC software to manage closed-loop optimization control over the boiler and steam turbine operations, increasing boiler combustion and overall operating efficiency. The Invensys solution helped lower coal consumption, reduce carbon and NOx emissions in fly ash, improve unit safety and operating stability, promote rapid response to load adjustment commands, and reduce equipment failure and unplanned downtime.

Zhao Xiaodong, the plant’s general manager, said, “The boiler combustion optimization project has been very successful. I thank the Invensys project team for its hard work and effort in helping us achieve productivity excellence.”

http://iom.invensys.com

Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com

Visit the Control Engineering Process Control Channel.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Big plans for small nuclear reactors: Simpler, safer control designs; Smarter manufacturing; Industrial cloud; Mobile HMI; Controls convergence
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.