HPI to install Replacement fuel governor on a Westinghouse turbine

  • March 29, 2011
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March 29, 2011 - HPI will install a 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 RNU’s in the U.S continues to grow rapidly”, says Hal Pontez, President & 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 turbine control systems.” About HPI, LLC HPI remains a technological leader in turbine solutions including retrofit control, mechanical inspection/overhaul, turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction of power plants. HPI provides unique solutions to meet specific customer requirements, utilizing in-house talent experienced in project management, engineering, and design, while improving overall plant reliability and safety. Founded in 2002, many of the engineers and managers of HPI received their start in the industry from their work at Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering. HPI has expanded its capabilities from stand-alone turbomachinery control to complete balance of plant systems. In 2007, HPI expanded its Mechanical Group to offer non-destructive testing and mechanical turbine field services offerings including Major Repair and Overhaul of gas and steam turbines, which enables the company to offer a full lifecycle of services, from initial FEED studies to on-going maintenance of systems in the field.

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