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The New APPM Turbine is Connected to the PRANA Predictive Monitoring System

16 jun 2022

Scheduled work on the modification of power-generating equipment is ongoing at the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill.

In January 2022 the installation of a new 60 MW turbine unit №7 manufactured by the Ural Turbine Plant is completed at TTP-1. The nearest plans include the replacement of turbine unit №6 which, by order of the APPM, is also planned to be manufactured by the UTP. It is planned to complete the renewal of the power facilities by replacing the turbine unit №8.

Commissionning of the new turbine unit №7 has been carried out since April, and in May connecting to the PRANA intellectual monitoring system was started. The domestic system of the equipment condition predicting receives the information from the turbine sensors remotely, analyzes the operating parameters and warns in advance of possible breakdowns.

– Now we are settling issues of interaction with specialists of the situational centre, who analyze the incoming data. It is a new job for us as the turbine unit №7 is currently the only power unit at the APPM connected to the PRANA system, says Sergey Davydov, head of the turbine department of TPP-1 of the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill JSC. – During trial operation of the turbine we have no comments on the equipment operation. The unit operates normally in various modes.

The PRANA Situational Monitoring Centre conducts round-the-clock monitoring of the operation of the units connected to the system. In case of emergency the experts of the centre promptly provide recommendations to the operational personnel. By this moment the APPM’s power engineers have received the report on the equipment operation for the first month of the operation. In the future the PRANA monitoring system will allow to significantly reduce operating costs by preventing possible breakdowns.

– We intend to carefully study the experience of operating the new monitoring system. It will help us to choose the equipment for the further renewal of the turbine units at TPP-1, says Dmitry Zyliov, director General of the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill JSC.

All the commissioning work on the turbine unit №7 including operational interaction training with the specialists of the PRANA situational centre is planned to be completed by the end of August.