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  1. ABB launches new Symphony Plus distributed control system

    Source: ABB ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced the launch of its Symphony™ Plus distributed control system (DCS). Key customer benefits include improved plant productivity and energy efficiency, as well as enhanced operational security, plant safety, and a lower total cost of ownership.  Symphony™ Plus is the latest generation of ABB’s highly successful Symphony family of control systems. With more than 6,000 systems installed worldwide, over the past 30 years, Symphony represents one of the largest installed bases of distributed control systems (DCS) in the world. Many of them are operating in the power generation and water sectors.  “With the launch of Symphony Plus, we take the Symphony success story to the next level, ushering in a new era of total plant automation that is simple, scalable, seamless and secure,” said Franz-Josef Mengede, head of ABB’s power generation business. “It helps balance performance objectives like asset availability, operational reliability and production efficiency with business goals like asset life extension, carbon reduction and regulatory compliance, thereby providing plant owners with an essential tool for achieving sustainable and profitable growth.”  Symphony Plus meets a broad spectrum of plant configurations and applications, especially in the power and water industries. It is flexible and scalable, designed to serve the needs of small and server-less applications as well as large multi-system, multi-server architectures. It supports the seamless integration of field devices, process and turbine automation systems, electrical and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) solutions as well as business and maintenance systems. Symphony Plus provides users with a secure, reliable control environment and built-in security features that prevent unauthorized system access.  ABB recently announced the extension of its life cycle commitment to the Symphony Harmony and Symphony Melody range of control systems as part of the company’s ‘evolution without obsolescence' approach. This approach is based on introducing new technology while protecting the long-term investment of customers by ensuring that each new generation not only offers enhanced benefits, but is also fully compatible with its predecessor. ABB’s commitment to continue investing in the development of the Symphony product range enables customers to effectively manage life cycle requirements and at the same time, lower their total cost of ownership.

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    Tue, 19 Apr 2011

  2. Telvent to supply distributed control systems for Pemex Power Plant

    With this solution, Pemex will have the ability to monitor all cogeneration plant processes to accommodate changing conditions and optimize efficiencies

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    Thu, 27 Jan 2011

  3. New Control Technologies are Improving Plant Operations

    Electric power plant controls have made tremendous advances over the years. In the early 1970s, distributed control systems , smart instruments and real time data were not available to plant operators.

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    Fri, 1 Nov 2002

  4. Hyundai orders control systems from Metso Automation for Saudi Cogen plants

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of Seoul Korea has awarded Metso Automation, an order for four maxDNA distributed control systems that will control the electric and steam production at four co-generation plants in Saudi Arabia.

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    Mon, 18 Oct 2004

  1. Putting Combustion Optimization to Work

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    Fri, 1 May 2009

  2. Utilities Mandate Improved Heat Rate, Emissions and Availability When Specifying New Controls

    Advanced instrumentation and control systems allow electric utilities to improve the profitability of their power plants by reducing heat rates, equipment down time and maintenance costs.

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    Mon, 1 Sep 2003

  3. REMOTE MONITORING

    Utility companies are continually looking at ways to reduce the operations and maintenance costs of their power plants.

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    Mon, 1 Mar 2004

  4. Products

    introduced Field Device Manager for Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems . It provides a solution that takes advantage of both ..... Compatible with any HART or Foundation Fieldbus distributed control system (DCS), the Logix 3400IQ controls the position of

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    Wed, 1 Nov 2006

  5. From fly-balls to microchips

    Through Power Engineering`s 100-year history, control technology has evolved from simple, elegantly designed nineteenth-century mechanical devices to mind-boggling advanced computer technology. Today`s Westinghouse Process Control Division traces its ancestry through a century of control ...

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    Mon, 1 Apr 1996

  6. National Power's Advanced Plant Management System Integrates Commercial and Process Control Interests

    When the United Kingdom Privatized its Power Industry in 1990, National Power Plc Became One of several energy suppliers to its main customer, the National Grid Co. In the new competitive marketplace, the company saw the need to change how it viewed its extensive power plant operations.

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    Mon, 1 Nov 1999

  7. OG&Es Seminole Plant Operates Under Free Pressure

    By Edgar C. Hutchins and Jack T. Coffman, OG&E Electric Services, and Gary Cavano, Elsag Bailey Process Automation

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    Mon, 1 Dec 1997

  8. Upgrading controls will maximize power plant operations

    In order to remain competitive, electric utilities are optimizing power plant operations by upgrading and/or installing state-of-the-art control systems

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    Wed, 1 Mar 1995

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