Customer case:

Automation upgrade ensures secure reserve energy

High cybersecurity, virtual servers and a web-based Valmet DNA User Interface enable Fingrid, Finland’s transmission system operator, to reliably start up and operate its Tahkoluoto and Vaskiluoto reserve power plants in times of grid disturbances.

I find the user interface modern, easy to use and optimized for browser use. I can work with the system conveniently, even from home, on any mobile device.
Urpo Jaakkola, Automation Expert at Fingrid.
Summary
Location Tahkoluoto in Pori and Vaskiluoto in Vaasa, Finland
Challenge

Fingrid wanted to maintain the existing systems in the best and most cost-efficient way while taking into account the available spare parts, know-how and upkeep services for the products at the plants. They wanted to ensure high cybersecurity and make full use of modern virtual platforms. 

Solution

The user interfaces of Valmet DNA automation systems at both plants were upgraded to a new web-based Valmet DNA User Interface

To ensure high cybersecurity, Valmet’s delivery included antivirus software and security patch management. Security updates are downloaded via the Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) server from Valmet Performance Center.

Results
  • The use of the automation system has been extended beyond the walls of the control room.
  • The most meaningful information is available to all process automation users according to their roles, regardless of their location.
Keywords Valmet DNA User Interface, Upgrade, Automation, Finland

Valmet DNA User Interface

Valmet DNA UI is a web-based user interface for the DNA distributed control system (DCS). It concentrates on making the most meaningful information available to all process control users according to their roles, regardless of their location.

Upgrades and lifecycle services

Lifecycle planning and implementation of the agreed upgrades to improve reliability and performance.