Hinkley Point B control upgrade
15 Mar 2012
Capula has successfully delivered a control system upgrade for EDF Energy Nuclear Generation at their Hinkley Point B power station in Somerset.
The nuclear power station, an Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) features a Condensate & Polishing Plant (CPP) that cleans and maintains feed water quality for the boilers by removing contaminates built up over time.
Capula’s control solution, based on Rockwell Automation’s CompactLogix PLC and Parker Hanifin/ CTC HPX15T Touch screen HMIs, replaced the now-obsolete Texas 5Ti sequencer, and will provide plant control and monitoring of the transfer and regeneration sequence of resins within the CPP. The system is efficient, robust and modern in order to support Hinkley Point B’s business operations moving forward.
Tony Birks, Delivery Manager for Capula, said: “The success of the project was due in no small part to the close working relationship of the EDF Energy and Capula delivery teams, which enabled us to have a full understanding of the client’s requirements from the actual end user’s point of view. The quality of communication from the early design specification stage and throughout the process was key to the delivery of this solution.”