SmartControl* Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are the nervous systems of hydropower plants. GE Renewable Energy’s flexible and scaleable DCS enables plant operators to monitor, control and protect equipment while obtaining all the productivity possible from plant assets.
OPTIMAL OPERATION WITH GE’S FLEXIBLE DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM
GE Renewable Energy’s flexible and scaleable Distributed Control System – SmartControl – fits the needs of all types of hydropower applications, from small to very large hydro units. SmartControl enhances hydropower plant operation, helping reduce machine wear and subsequent maintenance costs.
The SmartControl Turbine Speed Governor can integrate seamlessly into the SmartControl Distributed Control System. Only one engineering tool is therefore needed, helping simplify software management, licensing, upgrades and training.
Based on Rockwell Automation hardware and software, the SmartControl DCS combines GE Renewable Energy’s expertise in hydropower equipment with Rockwell’s Automation expertise. Rockwell Automation’s Logix Platform – CompactLogix® and ControlLogix® controllers – use a common control engine with a common development environment to provide application control in an easy-to-use environment.
Tight integration between the programming software, controller and I/O modules can reduce development time and cost at commissioning and during normal operation. SmartControl is digital capable, with native connectivity to the Predix Cloud and it is cyber-secure.
BEST IN CLASS SERVICE AND SUPPORT
With field support engineers in more than 80 countries and 24/7 call center availability, customers can be assured that they will be supported when needed. Customers can opt for a Parts Management Agreement that provides a flexible, easy-to-use, vendor managed inventory program. It enhances access and availability of critical spares to maximize machine uptime and throughput while reducing overall inventory carrying costs. We own and manage your spare inventory for a fixed amount and replenish with Rockwell Automation remanufactured and renewal parts. Guarantee period begins when the parts are installed on the machine, longer after delivery to site. Furthermore, lifetime availability of spare parts can be guaranteed with the Parts Management Agreement.
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