Hydro turbine control system for better plant usability

Valmet DNA Hydro Turbine Automation

Valmet’s hydro turbine controller is an integrated part of the Valmet DNA Hydropower Plant Automation. This advanced, unified solution enables efficient hydro turbine management, improves operational cost efficiency and simplifies system maintenance.

Open, transparent platform

High turbine usability and availability

Easy and cost-effective maintenance

Seamless coordination of the entire hydropower plant

Perfect coordination of turbines, plants and fleet

Valmet has extensive experience with Kaplan, Francis and Pelton turbines – from small to very large machines. Valmet’s know-how includes overall hydropower control strategies, including water balance control, frequency support applications and power plant fleet management. This makes our solution an ideal match for both retrofits and greenfield hydropower plants.  

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Valmet DNA standard turbine control provides

  • Speed regulation
  • Power primary regulation mode – droop control
  • Power secondary regulation mode
  • Flow regulation mode
  • Island operation mode
  • Black start mode
  • Blade position control for Kaplan turbines
  • Automatic isolated network detection

Integrated system performance

  • Redundancy at all levels
  • Overspeed protection
  • Mechanical protection
  • Machine condition monitoring, including analysis and diagnostics tools
  • Performance monitoring
  • Information management system for data collection
  • Simulator for testing and training
  • Remote access
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