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Customer case:

Vaskiluodon Voima is ready for tighter emission reporting requirements

The clock is ticking. At the beginning of 2016, the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) will also cover all existing large combustion power plants. This means that their emission monitoring and reporting requirements are soon to change. Additionally, tightening emission limit values will present challenges for the daily operation at plants.

Our main goal for the investment was to be ready when the new IE directive is implemented. At that point, the authorities will require our monitoring data on a 48-hour basis instead of getting it on a monthly basis. This solution will make things easier for us.”
Operational Engineer Melina Kallio-Könnö, in charge of  environmental issues at the Vaskiluodon Voima plant
Summary
Location Vaasa, Finland
Customer challenge New tighter Industrial Emission Directive (IED) requirements for emission reporting and monitoring
Solution The new Valmet DNA LCP Emission Monitoring is a perfect fit with the existing automation platform as it is based on the DNA information system. Integration with the process control system brings a major benefit for the entire plant. It enables online and even proactive emission management through access to real-time emission data, cumulative values and emission forecasts
Results

"The application provides us with follow-up trends and analyses of emissions for efficient in-house monitoring. It has also helped our R&D activities. We can now quickly go back to the history information and see, for example, why the limit values have been exceeded and what kind of fuel mixture was used at a particular time. Whatever our reporting need is, we quickly get a reliable report on it,” Kallio-Könnö explains.

The solution features both real-time and long-term emission reporting as well as the follow-up of trends. It enables a quick reaction and efficient analyses of disturbance situations. In short, it saves time and makes the emission data more usable and reliable.

Keywords Energy, Europe, Automation