15 millions euro investment, 10 months of work, 3.8 megawatts of power and saving approximately 5,000 tons of CO2 every year. These are the numbers of the new cogeneration plant in BASF Pontecchio Marconi (BO).
The multinational chemical company choosed for plant and process control Righi Elettroservizi SpA as technology partner. The heart of the system is characterized by a turbine powered by methane, which generates the electricity needed to the plants with its rotation. Thanks to a heat recovery system guarantees the steam production, necessary for the operation of the establishment.
All the utilities are controlled and supervised by a Motor Control Center, of the products line Righi TQM Multisystem, with extractable drawers technology to ensure the rapid replacement of the malfunctioning part, obtaining also the maximum continuity of the system service. In this specific case, We have provided the version with internal arc, ensuring to the operators a greater level of security.
Under the same project, Righi Elettroservizi SpA has also designed the service to the automation system of the “Back up boiler”, that is a traditional boiler for steam production, which comes into operation automatically in case of shutdown of the gas turbine for malfunction or for maintenance.
The sophisticated system is controlled by a SCADA software that handles all system variables, using specific algorithms and also the experience of Righi Elettroservizi spa in the Engineering Software area, ensures the proper functioning and efficiency of the system. Every single part of the system is monitored 24 hours a day, all data are processed and translated into graphics, providing all the information to the operators for the proper conduct. The graphical interface is very simple and intuitive, instantly makes the idea of how it is working the complex system, reporting any anomalies with color changes of system components or intermittently on the symbols, with communications alerts through email or text message.
Righi Elettroservizi SpA got a remote area in its headquarters, which there are connected systems built all over the world, monitoring their operation and guarantees the efficiency and the continuous support to its customers.