Intermountain Power Service Corporation

Intermountain Power Service Corporation avoided potential losses due to plant shutdowns of an estimated $1 million a day

Intermountain Power Service Corporation

AVEVA DYNSIM Power Simulation Software Validates Controls and Trains Operators on new DCS for Intermountain Power Service Corporation.

Goals

  • Replace the existing simulator as part of a DCS upgrade project to help prepare operations for the new user interface and control logic changes
  • New simulator to replicate the actual dynamic response of the operations and without any significant loss of megawatt production

Challenges

  • Validate the control logic against actual operations
  • Build operator knowledge and confidence in the new DCS prior to going online
  • Eliminate unplanned downtime or emergency shutdowns

Results

  • Validated control logic and identified and fixed critical errors prior to going online
  • Controls automatic within 24 hours of start-up after DCS Upgrade
  • Avoided potential losses to plant due to shutdowns estimated at $1 million a day
  • Assists in maintaining a constant plant output of 13 million megawatt (MW) hours a year

"The simulator paid for itself as a result of the DCS-Checkout alone."

- Bill Morgan, Project Manager on DCS Project

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