HPI to Install a Second Replacement NetCon™ on a Westinghouse 251AA

Replacement NetCon™ Unit (RNU™) on a Westinghouse 251AA at the Astoria NRG facility in Queens, New York. The RNU, a PLC-based fuel governor, is designed as a plug-and-play, direct replacement for the existing Woodward range of NetCon controllers. The new controller utilizes the latest Allen-Bradley Logix PLC system and is mounted in an enclosure with the same dimensions as the existing NetCon controller. The installation of an RNU from HPI requires only three days, minimizing outage time.

“Our installed base of RNUs in the U.S. continues to grow rapidly,” says Hal Pontez, President and CEO of HPI. “The reason is straightforward: The use of the Allen-Bradley Logix PLC platform system provides our customers with the benefits of a commercially available off-the-shelf third party system, while performing like the original NetCon controller. Using an RNU reduces outage time and minimizes the need for rewiring an equipment control cabinet, providing our customers a strong ROI and extending the life of existing turbines.”