GE’s Measurement & Control business, a division of GE Oil & Gas, has announced the availability of GE’s Nexus Control System in North American markets. The Nexus Controls System is a fully configurable distributed control system (DCS) that improves overall unit availability and provides simplified expansion capabilities for steam turbines and balance of plant equipment in power generation, renewable and other processing industries.
Engineered with special attention to diagnostic and redundancy features, the Nexus Control System provides seamless integration of control and optimisation solutions to improve communication speed and reliability; reduce forced and unplanned outages; extend the maintenance cycle; and minimise installation, training and overall operation costs.
Innovative features include:
- Flexible configuration done online to avoid excess system outage or shutdown.
- Input/output communication and power are distributed individually, enabling independent replacement of modules without a complete system shutdown.
- Integrated human machine interface (HMI) software package includes embedded historian and engineering tools. Historian can be expanded without additional equipment, saving cost and allowing for more analytical capability.
- Three level system network provides real time performance with high speed data exchange between the controller and HMI. Non-critical information, such as data backups, is handled on a separate data highway.
Terry Knight, General Manager of Control Solutions at GE Measurement and Control said, “industrial and process industries rely on continued uptime and transparency in an increasingly competitive and digital market environment. With the Nexus Control System, GE extends its expertise built into the Mark Vie, to support balance of plant facilities for an advanced, reliable and cost effective unit control system that gives operators a full view of system health.”
Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd
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