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Turbo generator plant upgrades to electric actuators

8th May 2015


Eraring power station in New South Wales, Australia has upgraded pneumatic actuators for seal air dampers at 28 coal mills with the latest electric actuation technology.

The new devices are from AUMA and the company says their advantages include enhanced control, easier set-up and improved DCS interface. The commission is the latest installation of the actuators at Australia’s largest power station – more than 400 AUMA actuators have been adopted in all plant areas: applications include on-off, inching/positioning and modulating duty.

Represented locally by its subsidiary Barron GJM, the scope of work also included producing tailor-made pedestals for the existing foot mounted gearboxes, which enabled straightforward replacement in the allocated outage period.

Key benefits of AUMA’s devices include seamless integration into all commonly used power plant control systems using reliable communication interfaces.

AUMA has supplied modular electric actuation solutions to the power sector for more than fifty years. Key benefits include seamless integration into all commonly used power plant control systems using reliable communication interfaces.

AUMA actuators are qualified for safety-related systems up to SIL 3. Extensive diagnostic functionality ensures integration into asset management systems. The company’s powder coating innovation excels in its ability to withstand highly corrosive environments. Remote mounting of actuator controls ensures easy access and safeguards against vibration and high temperatures.

AUMA provides comprehensive maintenance support, including complete service for power plant inspections.l

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