AlteroEnergy

Energy industry-specific products family.

 

The solutions provide:

  • Low-frequency oscillations monitoring, forecasting the abnormal conditions and supporting power plant staff with recommendations on minimizing the generators participation in undesirable operating conditions creation and support

  • Detecting the generators controllers malfunction and the necessity to adjust or calibrate their settings based on real-time monitoring and historical analysis of damping

  • Minimizing the risk of power plant equipment failure development through the operating conditions monitoring (admissible power factor, load conditions, etc.)

  • Early detection of insulation deterioration (high-voltage bushings, generator stator winding, etc.) based on unbalanced operation monitoring affected by partial discharges

  • Improving the equipment health and extending its lifespan through persistent monitoring of undesirable operating conditions (increased loss level, overheating, mechanical vibrations, mechanical wear, windings deformation and/or displacement)

Data is collected and stored in order to form a database serving for multi-factor analysis and decision-making suppor. Methods/algorithms testing aimed at equipment technical state assessment and its operational limits  have been developed and validated.

 

The solutions presented empower timely and accurate forecasting of disturbances and equipment faults, detecting the causes of emergencies. Thus, the way is paved for transition from rule-based to model-based monitoring and diagnostics.

 

LFO

Low-frequency oscillations monitoring and analysis module. Addresses the challenges of timely LFO detection, parameters evaluation, spatial spread assessment, and source location. Supports geographically distributed systems as well as local PDC-based implementations.

 

PDC

Phasor data concentrator for building wide-area monitoring systems (WAMS) module. Implements synchrophasor data acquisition, real-time transmission, both real-time and historical visualization. Provides data quality monitoring, data validation and automatic reporting.

 

GPF

General primary frequency control monitoring module. Performs continuous monitoring of generating equipment participation in general primary frequency control, automatic reporting and notifications.

 

RPF

Rated primary frequency control monitoring module. Addresses the power plant staff tasks of rated primary frequency control monitoring and egnerating units automatic control systems adjustment.

 

ASFP

Automatic secondary frequency and active power control monitoring module. Implements the algorithms of power region automatic frequency control, active power flow control, net power flow control with frequency-based adjustment, and automatic power flow restriction in case of possible instability or overload.

 

HUC

Hydro unit commitment management module. Implements hydraulic power plants unit commitment management, covering the scheduled load while maintaining the required active and reactive power margins at the highest possible efficiency, considering power system and equipment constraints.

 

TEI

Power plants equipment technical and economic indices real-time valuation module. Provides the following functions:

•    most economic operation,
•    operational personnel job performance assessment,
•    equipment technical condition evaluation and maintenance planning,
•    commissioning and maintenance testing,
•    reporting,
•    operating conditions forecasting,
•    optimum load distribution between generating units.