Emerson automates 800-MW supercritical power-gen unit

 Emerson Process Management has completed automating a new 800-megawatt; supercritical thermal power-generating unit owned by APPDCL, a special purpose entity of APGENCO, the Andhra Pradesh state government power generation utility. This is the first state-owned supercritical power station being built in India. Located in Krishnapatnam, the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station is a US$ 2 billion investment by APGENCO that will provide new, low-emissions generation capacity to support the region’s rapid economic growth.
The new power station uses supercritical boiler/turbine technology that operates at higher temperatures than traditional coal-fired units, boosting the efficiency of electricity generation while reducing carbon and other emissions. Emerson’s automation technology has been selected for more than 300 of these complex units worldwide, 10 of which are located in India.
Emerson was selected as the main automation contractor by Tata Projects Ltd., the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for critical sections of the plant. The first unit at Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah is ready to begin commercial operations; Emerson is currently automating the second unit at the site, which is expected to be completed this spring.
At the new unit, Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system monitors and controls plant equipment and processes including the boiler, water treatment system and other critical balance-of-plant processes. Emerson also installed its Rosemount® measurement and analytical technologies to monitor sections of the plant for optimal performance.

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Emerson automates 800-MW supercritical power-gen unit

 Emerson Process Management has completed automating a new 800-megawatt; supercritical thermal power-generating unit owned by APPDCL, a special purpose entity of APGENCO, the Andhra Pradesh state government power generation utility. This is the first state-owned supercritical power station being built in India. Located in Krishnapatnam, the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station is a US$ 2 billion investment by APGENCO that will provide new, low-emissions generation capacity to support the region’s rapid economic growth.
The new power station uses supercritical boiler/turbine technology that operates at higher temperatures than traditional coal-fired units, boosting the efficiency of electricity generation while reducing carbon and other emissions. Emerson’s automation technology has been selected for more than 300 of these complex units worldwide, 10 of which are located in India.
Emerson was selected as the main automation contractor by Tata Projects Ltd., the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for critical sections of the plant. The first unit at Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah is ready to begin commercial operations; Emerson is currently automating the second unit at the site, which is expected to be completed this spring.
At the new unit, Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system monitors and controls plant equipment and processes including the boiler, water treatment system and other critical balance-of-plant processes. Emerson also installed its Rosemount® measurement and analytical technologies to monitor sections of the plant for optimal performance.

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