PLC Control Systems
PLC Control Systems for Turbomachinery
HPI provides fully engineered, custom, PLC-based control systems for aeroderivative, heavy industrial and light industrial turbomachinery applications. By leveraging open-architecture, commercially off-the-shelf (COTS) PLC control systems, HPI can provide a custom range of controls with the PLC’s inherent data sharing, management, remote control, and monitoring capabilities. These are the reasons that HPI usually recommends PLC control systems.
HPI’s PLC control systems include software, hardware, instrumentation, interfaces, protection systems, condition monitoring, installation, commissioning, documentation, training, and support. In addition, HPI’s PLC control systems can easily integrate with balance of plant (BOP), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), or distributed control systems (DCS). An HPI PLC system can also operate a production process.
HPI’s control systems have the inherent PLC features of extensive input/output (I/O) and often include a customized touchscreen human-machine interface (HMI). Depending on the application, HPI incorporates rapid scan times for high-speed or precision controls as in the Pratt & Whitney FT8® and GE’s LM-series turbine controls. As a Rockwell System Integrator, HPI has extensive experience with the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix™ and CompactLogix™ software to offer proven solutions in multiple applications.
Turbine Control Options
HPI recognizes its customers’ environments and individual requirements, and therefore provides non-PLC control systems as well. HPI has developed and/or modified a range of control systems, including the following: