17 May '11, 11am

ABB underline the importance of CSP optimisation through control systems: With the CSP Yield Optimisation Confe...

As recent research has shown that the combination of initial investment and operations and maintenance expenses now account for 57% of the total lifecycle plant cost, optimisation for CSP is a crucial issue. Optimisation through control systems can be a big win for the industry, a fact that ABB are keen to stress. “Faced with ever-increasing competition, utilities and IPPs are constantly striving to optimise plant operation and life cycle costs – as well as reduce emissions of their plant investments” said ABB. “They search for powerful diagnostic and optimization tools to identify performance deviations so that corrective action can be introduced early. In addition, these tools reduce the maintenance effort for all plant equipment, extend the life of critical capital equipment, and increase the utilisation of the existing asset base.” At the conference, ABB will be leadin...

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