Diesel PowerStation KPIs
Power Station performance monitoring with ibaHD-Server and ibaQPanel
iba Oceania designed and implemented a Visualisation and Acquisition Package with ibaHD-Server and ibaQPanel to assist operators monitor and manage efficient despatch of diesel generation. Varying capacity of generation plant and service condition of plant has an impact on power station fuel efficiency. Live display of the generation and power station key performance indicators empower operations with the ability to make energy saving decisions resulting in reduced fuel consumption and energy efficiency improvements.
High speed data acquisition
allows for fast and accurate Power Station Performance analysis, tuning and planning
Visualisation of fuel efficiency
and other power station KPIs lead to energy usage reduction
A basic starter acquisition package of Voltage, current and fuel metering via a PADU-S-CM modular system enables access to live Specific Fuel Consumption, Fuel Efficiency and Power Quality indicators on up to 4 machines or feeders. The system can be readily expanded to incorporate:
• Vibration and Condition monitoring,
• Communication to PLCs, Power meters, Relays and VSDs
• Import of COMTRADE files
The ibaPDA solution is also fully integrable with modern SCADA systems via Active-X controls enhancing operating capability and experience.
The high speed acquisition capabilities enable the system to be used as a transient fault recorder to assist operations with fault analysis and network discrimination. Cross referencing T&D line crew reports with transient fault data assist engineering with enhanced distribution protection design leading to reduced nuisance trips and increased network availability.
Supporting Renewables integration
As renewables participate in increasing levels of network penetration, issues regarding voltage and frequency stability as well as with spinning reserve and reactive power support lead to significant concern. The high fidelity and resolution data allow power station engineers to accurately measure and assess grid stability and the impacts of renewables such as solar, in order to update models to reflect the power system, prepare plans and be prepared for the future.
Power Station Reports
The ibaPDA solution provides statistical analysis and reporting capabilities to support benchmarking covering areas including power quality, availability, downtime, Energy production/loss, fuel usage, restoration time, load profiling and other KPIs.