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Valmet DNA Automation for combined heat and power plants

Valmet provides a full scope of products and services for control and monitoring of combined heat and power (CHP) plants. These include plant automation, safety systems, and optimization solutions for steam network and district heating network. Valmet’s expertise improves efficiency of the customer’s district heat production in an environmentally friendly way.

Maximum process optimization in CHP production

Part of the Valmet DNA Automation solutions, Valmet’s optimization system predicts transmission delays and temperature fluctuations, enhancing energy efficiency of the entire district heating network. In turn, a more optimized operating model reduces energy procurement costs and, consequently, emissions. 

Another Valmet’s optimization system supervises and regulates the whole steam network of industrial plant, ensuring that steam consumption and production are always in balance – in all production situations. It supports plant operators in process risk control and management in the most cost-efficient way and improves the plant’s overall production efficiency.

Valmet can also deliver tools for load and price forecasting and electricity trading as part of the solution. Process optimization is one of the tools used to achieve maximum carbon neutrality in energy production. 

Valmet’s references for plant control and monitoring systems include a number of conventional cogeneration plants with various types of boilers and steam turbines as well as combined-cycle cogeneration plants. The offering covers automation solutions for both industrial and district heating plants. 

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