Power Plant Simulation
Raising the service life, monitoring plants
Controllers, sensors, pumps and valves – a modern power plant consists of several thousand components such as these which need to operate efficiently and dependably. That is why even at the design planning stage of a new plant the most up-to-date IT tools are used (e.g. for flow calculation). This is to ensure an optimum design of the plant and its components.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe not only makes use of the most up-to-date planning software for the construction and startup of power plants and components but also constantly refines them so as to raise the service life of system parts and thus to cut costs.
In the future it will be possible to virtually image an entire power plant on the computer – including all ongoing data and readings. This “dynamic simulation“ of a total plant has two benefits. Company employees can be trained on the computer for their tasks and vital operations – such as starting up a power plant following an overhaul – simulated on the computer. The idea over the longer term is for power plant operators to even have their plant monitored online. This would enable problems to be spotted in good time and corrected