SPPA-T3000 Control System
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SPPA-T3000 Control System
The Benchmark in Controls
Innovations are essential for continually keeping ahead of the competition. This is true of power plant technology, as well as for power plant instrumentation & controls. Only the players at the leading edge of technology can maintain a primary role in the markets they serve.
Given this, we are particularly proud of our development, Siemens Power and Process Automation T3000 (SPPA-T3000). The distributed control system (DCS) has been designed to perform all power plant automation tasks: turbine control , boiler control including boiler protection, balance of plant (BoP) and integration of third party systems, such as gasification islands in IGCC applications.
Major benefis of SPPA-T3000, the new benchmark in controls:
System features designed to make the activities of operators, maintenance personnel and engineers intuitive. This results in an efficient operation and engineering mode to help with sound decision making and flawless change implementation. Non-restricted concurrent workflow down to each single object offers flexibility for any task.
Simple arrangement for all work view displays
Easy access to all information via Point View
Easily created user-specific alarm displays and reports
1:1 simulation of your SPPA-T3000 Control System for perfectly trained plant operators
Simple on-line change configuration right from the Workbench
Simple, straight forward automation and display design
Fast on-line undo of last configuration changes with quick roll-back
Information is the key to success. The SPPA-T3000 DCS solves the problem of distributing data within an enterprise while minimizing information overload. Each person with authorized access within the enterprise receives only the data that he or she needs in order to work effectively.
The plant manager, the service or maintenance engineer, the production planner, the performance engineer, the plant operator, the power broker – they all can rapidly access their respective data. The faster the relevant information can be filtered from the information overload, the faster and more reliable decisions can be taken.
SPPA-T3000 is giving the right Information, at the right time and for the right people.
The traditional distributed control system (DCS) uses subsystems for various applications. There is a plethora of software in various versions that require handling, updating and maintenance. Due to the software involved, different experts often perform these tasks for systems with different hardware and software.
New technologies allow for the most powerful and simple approach, the Embedded Component ServicesTM. The traditional separation between the automation system, HMI, engineering system and diagnostic system is a thing of the past. The HMI, engineering, diagnostics, etc. are just different views on the same object.
The result: a simplified system architecture that eliminates the need for the subsystems required in traditional control systems.
The heart of the system is the software, called Embedded Component Services. Embedded Component Services is not just the key behind dispensing with subsystems, but is also the reason for the simple operation and excellent reliability of the system.
Embedded Component Services is based on object-oriented data storage. All aspects of a power plant component, such as a pump, are gathered 1:1 into a single software module here. This applies to all data. As a result, all the data for the pump only need to be processed once and data synchronisation is unnecessary. Whether in operation, engineering, diagnostics, archive or alarm mode – the intent is that the user can always count on consistent data. All "views" on data are fed from a single source.
Mr. Hans-Christian Ostertag