Emerson to install systems at thermal plant

Automation services supplier Emerson Process Management has won a contract to apply its Plantweb digital plant architecture with Ovation expert-control system at units 3 and 4 of the Samcheonpo thermal power plant, located in South Gyeongsang Province in South Korea.

Emerson will install a total of 17 Ovation controllers and 52 workstations that will manage a total of approximately 21,300 I/O points.

The contract includes the provision of Rosemount instrumentation, including eight pressure transmitters and 24 differential pressure-type level transmitters, as well as vibration monitoring and protection system equipment, coal-feeder controls, soot-blower optimisation and a boiler tube leak-detection system.

Emerson will also remodel a central control room that will enable plant operators to efficiently monitor both units from one location.

Equipment delivery for Unit 3 is expected in September 2010.