October 13, 2008
IPS Provides John Brown Engineering With Turbine Control Solutions
Invensys Process Systems (IPS), a global technology, software and consulting firm, today announced that it has signed a contract with John Brown Engineering Gas Turbines Ltd., a UK-based engineering firm with more than 30 years success providing engineering, manufacture and service of gas turbine power plants to the worldwide power industry.
Under the terms of the agreement, IPS will supply Tricon(TM) control systems to improve the reliability and availability of three gas turbine units that John Brown is currently repairing and overhauling at its East Kilbride site in Scotland. IPS' state-of-the-art Tricon controller provides fault tolerance by means of triple modular redundant architecture.
"This contract follows several other successful retrofits for John Brown and strengthens the business case for using Tricon controllers when extremely reliable and robust turbomachinery systems are needed," said Ian Govan, Director of IPS Power and Turbomachinery Consultants.
Since 1985, Tricon controllers have been extensively used in more than 7,000 installations in the process industries, impacting a wide range of applications from emergency shutdown systems, burner management systems, and fire and gas systems, to turbomachinery control and protection systems.
"The main reason for choosing Tricon equipment is its proven reliability and availability, especially when installed on turbines that operate in remote locations and where breakdowns have to be kept to an absolute minimum," said Duncan Wilson, JBG Managing Director.
The three controllers are to be used on three General Electric Frame 5 gas turbines. They will be delivered to East Kilbride where JBG overhaul, assemble, test and repackage each turbine as a complete set. This is the first time that Tricon controllers are to be used on these particular turbines. The earlier contracts involved General Electric GE 5001 gas turbines.
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About John Brown Group
The name of John Brown has been synonymous with the quality of engineering and service in the power industry with over thirty years of success in the engineering, manufacture and service of gas turbine power plants worldwide.
About IPS (Invensys Process Systems)
Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimisation, business operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world's most important industrial organisations -- companies that operate large oil refineries; plants that process chemicals, gas, LNG, power, pharmaceutical and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at over 50,000 locations across the globe, include field devices and controls from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world's first truly open enterprise control system, InFusion(TM).
The company's nearly 7,000 employees integrate these capabilities to create solutions that impact and increase efficiency, boost productivity, and accelerate performance. These results help industrial companies run safer, operate more efficiently, and extract useful knowledge from their operations to make faster, better decisions. To learn more about IPS visit www.ips.invensys.com.
The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.
Invensys, Avantis, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, Tricon, InFusion and the IPS logo are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates.
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SOURCE: Invensys Process Systems