Green Power Cogeneration Station

INDUSTRIES
  • Electrical Utilities & Cogeneration
SERVICES
  • Training
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • PLC
  • HMI
TECHNOLOGIES
  • Training
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • PLC
  • HMI

The Challenge

The client operated a HOG fuel-powered cogeneration station in northern Alberta. The process utilizes Nevada boilers with KMW combustors and a Shin Nippon turbine driving a 25 MW ABB generator. The plant provided thermal energy to lumber kilns at an adjacent sawmill and energy to a district heating system for public sector buildings within approximately a 1 km radius.

Autopro’s Role

Autopro was responsible for software implementation, steam header controls engineering, process control system commissioning, and automation system startup support on the project. This included the configuration of the balance of plant and wood handling ControlLogix PLCs, and the development of all required RSView HMI graphics.

Autopro was engaged at a very late stage in the project, requiring software implementation to be completed concurrently with the client’s process startup. Autopro worked closely with the client to ensure that software was in place when specific processes were commissioned.

Success Criteria

  • Autopro was able to provide engineering resources experienced with HOG fuel generation processes, allowing the client’s engineers to demobilize on the project and to return to attending to their core duties.
  • When the client experienced some difficulties with electrical and instrumentation staffing, Autopro resources were able to cover the site needs until the vacant electrical and instrumentation position was filled, and then provided process and automation system training to the new individual.

Project Metrics

Project Completion Date