Alstom launched Alspa Series 6, a new suite of power plant control and automation technology that uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to give power plant operators complete and efficient control of their plant – from individual equipment such as turbines, right through to the whole power station.
The Alspa Series 6 Control System takes advantage of Alstom’s experience in power plant control, integrating the latest technologies. Alspa Series 6 encompasses all the operation, management, maintenance, automation and safety functions that a modern power plant needs.
Central to Series 6 is Alspa Controplanttm, a plant automation system based on a flexible, modular and open real-time architecture (based on Ethernet Power Link) and designed in line with the trend toward increasing data centralization.
Alspa Controplanttm can be used from small systems to large complex systems in power station or industrial applications to control, optimize and protect all types of power plants and turbines – whether thermal, hydro or nuclear.
Control functions, such as the analysis of historical plant operation data, remote maintenance diagnostics and remote power plant supervision can be securely accessed through the internet. Automation cells – machine controllers, distributed controllers and input/output devices – that report information back to the control system are now more powerful, allowing more complex operations.