ABB, specialist in the field of power and automation technology, has launched the Symphony Plus Distributed Control System (DCS) that offers a number of benefits such as enhanced energy efficiency and plant productivity along with improved plant safety, operational security and reduced cost of ownership.
The system is ABB’s newest version of the popular Symphony series of control systems. During the past three decades, over 6000 systems have been installed all over the world, most of them operating in the water and power generation sectors.
According to Franz-Josef Mengede, who is the head of ABB, Power Generation, with the introduction of Symphony Plus, the company has ushered in a new era of complete plant automation that is scalable, secure, seamless and simple. This system handles performance objectives such as operational reliability, asset availability and production efficiency with equal ease and also business goals such as carbon reduction, asset life extension and regulatory compliance. Thus, the system is a necessary tool for plant owners to achieve profitable and sustainable growth in their business.
The Symphony Plus can be applied to a wide range of plant configurations and uses in the water and power industries. Being not only scalable and flexible, it can also meet the requirements of small, server less or large multi server architectures. It supports integration of SCADA solutions, electrical systems, business and maintenance systems, turbine automation systems and field devices. It gives users a totally safe and dependable control environment filled with embedded security features to thwart unauthorized access to the systems.