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Customer case:

BKK Varme - Steam turbine automation retrofit increases reliability

BKK Varme is the largest energy company in western Norway. At its incineration plant in Rådalen, Fana, near Bergen, the company is responsible for waste handling from about 320,000 inhabitants in the local municipalities. To replace the outdated PLC system, Valmet’s steam turbine automation has been taking in use.

Now we can thoroughly analyze the reasons for the possible faults. There is more information for daily decision-making, and we can react sooner. What’s more, it is very positive for us that plant availability has increased.”
Stig Högholm, Maintenance Engineer
Summary
Location Rådalen, Norway
Customer challenge The old monitoring and control system reached the end of their lifecycle
Solution Automation renewal by Valmet DNA Steam Turbine Automation offers redundancy and gives control of the turbine functionality. The open platform as well as the control and protection, which are integrated into one system, mean more precise information at the plant.
Results Reliable district heat deliveries and eco-friendly energy production. Reliable turbine operation and quicker starts and stops.
Keywords Automation, Energy, Europe

Steam turbine automation

Valmet’s steam turbine controller is an integrated part of the Valmet DNA automation system. This advanced integrated solution improves the cost efficiency of a power plant’s operation and simplifies system maintenance.