Hamm Power Plant is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) CHP plant with two 400 MWe single-shaft trains. TOPi® Process Information and Optimization System has been used at Hamm Power Plant since the start of the plant’s commercial operation in 2007.
The TOPi® system in Hamm Power Plant consists of an IP.21 database with over 2500 variables, detailed process displays and a reporting tool with automatic reports. In 2013 the system was enlarged with a dispatching tool, which allows operators to quickly follow and react to changes in the production plan. The dispatching tool was developed together with the plant personnel to work well with the German electricity markets specifically.
With TOPi® the customer gets an easy-to-use tool for their everyday needs. TOPi® enables the plant personnel to receive top-notch information and analysis of the plant processes and effortlessly create trends, reports or even enable automatic reporting. Maintenance operations also benefit from the operating time calculations that can be automatically transferred to the maintenance management system. With the TOPi® system the customer is able to achieve savings in every aspect of their daily operations and thus maximise the efficiency of their plant.
“The computerized Process Information and Optimisation System, TOPi®, is in the core for optimising power production and following the condition of the plant, both on site and in back office. The system provides high-end tools for analysis and it is based on long-term experience at Fortum’s own plants”, says Mikko Päivärinta, Power Plant Manager, Trianel Energie, Hamm Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant.
Power Plant: Combined cycle gas turbine power plant
Location: Hamm, Germany
Power output: 2 x 400 MWe
Commercial operation date: November 2007
Customer: Trianel Gaskraftwerk Hamm GmbH & Co
Project duration: 2007, upgrade with continuous support agreement in 2013
Services: TOPi® Process Information and Optimization System