News | April 4, 2012

Emerson To Provide Controls For New Supercritical Coal-Fired Plant In Indonesia

Emerson to provide controls for new supercritical coal-fired plant in Indonesia

Ovation technology will unify boiler and turbine controls for improved plant stability, responsiveness and thermal efficiencies; tighter control of plant operations; and a clearer view of plant and turbine parameters

Emerson Process Management will install its Ovation expert control system at a new 660-MW, supercritical power plant in Adipala, Indonesia, near the south shore of Cilacap in the Jawa Tengah Province. The Emerson technology will help the plant operate safely, efficiently, and reliably.

Expected to be commissioned in February 2013, this is the first supercritical plant to be built by China National Technical Import and Export Corporation.

"This project marks our first collaboration with Emerson," said Liu Zhu, I&C Specialist, China National Technical Import and Export Corp., noting that the new plant will help support economic development in the region. "We based our decision on Emerson's significant experience automating supercritical units, their proven technology and their global resources."

Ovation technology will monitor and control the plant's Babcock & Wilcox Beijing Co. Ltd. boiler and Shanghai Electric Corp. turbine. Unifying boiler and turbine controls provides improved plant stability, responsiveness and thermal efficiencies; tighter overall control of plant operations; and a clearer view of key plant and turbine parameters.

The Ovation system, which will manage approximately 11,000 I/O points, will also perform data acquisition and manage the plant's modulating control system, sequence control system, furnace safety supervisory system, feedwater turbine control system and electrical control system, as well as the supervisory and plant management system. Emerson will supply a total of 19 Ovation controllers, nine workstations and its EDS enterprise visualization technology.

"Our Ovation technology, which was built specifically for power generation, will help ensure optimum reliability and availability of the new Adipala plant," said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson Process Management's Power & Water Solutions. "We are pleased to have been selected for this project, which marks the beginning of what we hope will be a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. Its Pittsburgh-based Power & Water Solutions ( provides advanced distributed process control and information systems, and is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Emerson combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Ovation, SmartProcess, SureService, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, and AMS Suite.

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2B.

SOURCE: Emerson Process Management, Power & Water Solutions