Woodward NetCon™ 5000 or MicroNet™
HPI’s Replacement NetCon 5000 Unit (RNU™) provides all of the features and functionality of the original Woodward units in terms of governing, sequencing, and remote interfaces. The RNU is designed to accommodate the various NetCon versions and leverages the same J-plug arrangement as the NetCon and MicroNet controllers.
However HPI designed the RNU with additional features to assist in fault finding and maintenance, and it has the communication facilities to allow for easy interface with other systems, including SCADA or DCS. The unit is available with a touchscreen HMI for ease of operation and data history.
One-Day Shutdown Possible
HPI has commissioned numerous replacement units and has demonstrated its ability to be a true plug-and-play solution. Because of the modular design and its ability to interface with the existing connectors, a one-day shutdown of a turbine is possible, but generally HPI estimates 3 days for installation and 3 days for commissioning.