E.ON Russia has chosen Emerson Process Management as main automation contractor for the natural gas fired 800 MW Unit 3 of its 5600 MW Surgut-2 power station.

Emerson will provide its PlantWeb architecture with Ovation expert control system to provide comprehensive process control 3. AMS Suite predictive maintenance software will help optimise plant performance by using diagnostics to ensure measurement devices are operating correctly.

A CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor will also provide protection and prediction monitoring of turbo generating set equipment, turbo feed pumps, and forced-draft mechanisms.

Emerson will commission the Unit 3 automation including the control system, instrumentation, control valves and other related equipment. Emerson will also modernize controls for the fluid end of the turbine set, reconstruct and equip the Unit 3 control room, provide engineering and installation services, certify compliance with requirements of Russia’s Unified Energy System, and assist with unit startup.

Startup of Unit 3 is planned for October 2012. The Surgut-2 station provides Western Siberia and Ural with power and heat using oil and gas from the Tyumen Region’s oil fields.

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