Emerson Wins Contract to Digitally Automate Bhushan Power & Steel’s Thermal Power Plant

PlantWeb® digital plant architecture with Ovation® expert control system to automate critical power generation processes and equipment at three new coal-fired units


PITTSBURGH, PA (October 7, 2008) — Emerson Process Management announced today it has been selected to digitally automate three new 130-MW (3 x 130 MW) thermal units at a captive power plant serving Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd, Rengali, Orissa, India. The plant provides electricity to Bhushan’s 2.5 MTPA (million tons per annum) integrated steel plant. Under the contract, Emerson will install its PlantWeb® digital plant architecture with the Ovation® expert control system in the three new coal-fired units being built to meet the increased power demands of Bhushan’s integrated steel plant, which is in the midst of a high-profile expansion project that will provide additional capacity for both long and flat products.

The current power plant consists of one 40-MW unit, one 60-MW unit and two 8-MW units. Phase One of the expansion project calls for two new 130-MW units to go into service in the fall of 2008, followed by the subsequent startup of the third 130-MW unit in Phase Two by 2010.

Emerson's Ovation system will control balance-of-plant processes as well as steam and water analysis, and continuous emissions monitoring for the new power generating units. The Ovation system will also interface to the Siemens turbines and Foster Wheeler-designed IJT boilers.

The Ovation system was designed specifically for the power industry and has been proven in thousands of installations throughout the world. Ovation, a key component of Emerson’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture, leverages commercially available hardware platforms, operating systems and network architectures, and boasts a number of industry-leading advanced technologies. These include the incorporation of embedded advanced control algorithms; a mission-critical, Fast Ethernet network for high-speed communication of plant information; the industry’s most powerful controller to optimize plant performance; and a full line of analog, digital and special-purpose turbine and boiler I/O modules; among others.

For Phases One and Two, Emerson will provide a total of 31 redundant Ovation controllers, and AMS™ Suite predictive maintenance software, which streamlines device configuration and commissioning for more efficient plant startup and drives on-going maintenance productivity. Emerson will also provide 47 Rosemount 3051 transmitters. In all, Ovation will manage approximately 24,500 I/O points at the three new units.

"Adding additional units at our power generating facility is crucial to the successful expansion of our steel manufacturing facility,” said Mr. Sanjay Singal, chairman and managing director of Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. “For such an important project, we were looking for an automation supplier with the latest technology and power industry experience. We found this in Emerson.”

"Our involvement in this project underscores how Emerson’s global resources and cutting edge technologies come together to benefit our customers,” said Bob Yeager, president of the Power &  Water Solutions division of Emerson. “This is our first opportunity to work with Bhushan Power & Steel. We are honored to have been selected and are committed to equipping Bhushan with the latest available control technology.”

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