University Power House and Utilities - Controls Migration
Obsolete and unreliable Power House legacy Distributed Control System with
the need to address aging and costly consoles, along with providing a scalable
process automation system for future growth.
Existing installed system consisted of 5 operator interface
units, 15 control processors, supporting 5000 total system tags. Migration
to new process control system was phased over eight years to align with
utilities budget plan and scheduled projects.
First project involved the update of controls on a gas peaking
boiler. The next phase addressed Y2K issues with the replacement of
all consoles. Over the next 6 years, all process unit controls were
migrated and cut-over to the new process controllers. Processing units
- (2) Stoker Boilers, 215K #/hr each
- (1) CFB Boiler, 200K #/hr
- (1) Gas/Oil Boiler, 215K #/hr
- Coal conveying, 200 ton/hr
- (3) generators, total 40MW
- (9) Chillers, total 28,000 ton-hr
- Demineralization system
- Ash Handling
DeltaV process automation system includes the following:
- (1) Engineering server
- (1) Historian server
- (10) Operator workstations
- (21) controller nodes
- (4500) Device Signal Tag database
- Fiber Optic network interface to Remote Satellite Chiller building
- The DeltaV solution maintained an interface from the new operator workstations
to the legacy control processors for eight (8) years during the phased
- The migration solution provided a seamless operational transition as
consoles and controllers were cutover in an eight year period.
- The DeltaV scaleable system allowed for distributed control, preserving
wiring and optimizing cutover.
- The migration solution allowed for operations to perform transition
within their budget and project plan.