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The New 25 MW Gas-Engine Heat and Power Plant at Chukotka Running Under TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI logoBelelektromontazhnaladka company has successfully implemented a control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant in Anadyr city (Extreme Nord of Russia). The total power capacity of the gas-engine heat and power plant is 25 MW.

At the operator level of new control system, TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software is used, while Mitsubishi Electric controllers are used at the hardware level. The system controls the gas-engine heat and power plant and 25 kW substations in Anadyr. The new control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant combines the heat and power processes to enable control over power supply, ventilation, heating, domestic and hot water supply, water conditioning, heat recovery, fire safety and the fuel and lubricant warehouse.

The TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI based control system for the gas-engine heat and power plant ensures complete hardware and software redundancy, therefore increasing the system reliability in the event of emergency. The data are communicated to the control system via the fiber-optic channels connecting controllers and data collection servers. This improves communication speed between devices, while making the system more robust. Mitsubishi FXFor all controllers, the system provides a 20 ms acquisition cycle. Based on the calculation, a maximum acquisition cycle of 65 ms is expected. By connecting the controllers in a redundant ring, the system can easily maintain communication, even in the event of failure at one of the optical channel sites.

On the software level, the control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant is powered by SCADA TRACE MODE Double Force RTM+ redundant servers obtaining information from the controllers, classifying it within a database, and providing data storage and easy access capabilities. Using the OРС server, the SCADA TRACE MODE redundant servers collect data from both redundant controllers through the fiber-optic network and send them to the database.

In the control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant, the SCADA TRACE MODE servers offer the capabilities below:

  • communication with the system controllers;
  • collection and primary processing of the equipment status data;
  • diagnostics of the controller network and network communication speed between the controllers and server;
  • archiving information necessary to analyze activities of the operational staff and function of technology equipment for at least 7 days (archive can be extended up to 60 days);
  • real-time technical and economic performance calculation;
  • generating and printing emergency, start and daily logs;
  • networking capability, including local workstation connection. 

The data acquisition servers enable connection of the operators' workstations (AWS) powered by TRACE MODE RTM+ and TRACE MODE Netlink Light. The workstations can access the data archived at the servers. The software at the workstations provides access only to information requested by the given user.

The automated workstations running under SCADA TRACE MODE offer the features below:

  • visualization and control of the processes by providing the process equipment maps, where the control points and measured parameter values are indicated;
  • visualization of the process development and historical data trends;
  • processing alerts and events;
  • displaying warning/alarm/alert messages, and providing a path to eliminate emergency and unusual situations in the process.

The gas-engine heat and power plant was launched in 2006, and has generated 18,712 MW/h of electricity since then. Shortly, the new gas-engine heat and power plant will be able to deliver enough power to satisfy the needs of 15 thousand citizens of the local city. With migration to using natural gas as their main fuel, they will be able to also reduce environmental stress by eliminating harmful substances discharge into atmosphere due to coal use, decrease the cash cost of the electric and heat power, and improve power supply quality and reliability.

Currently, Belelektromontazhnaladka team is working to deploy a control system at Anadyrskiy power centre. This project aims to automate all substations within the town of Anadyr.


TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Controls Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Fire Safety System

SKB Tensor company (Russia, Moscow region) has developed and successfully commissioned an automated fire safety system for units №1 and №2 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, India (Tamil Nadu).

The automated fire safety system for units №1 and №2 of Kudankulam nuclear power plant, India runs under control of TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI (AdAstrA, Russia).

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI performs the following functions ...


TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Controls Ventilation in a Riga Commercial and Office Center

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI in climate control of the shoping center RD Holding, Riga, LatviaA Riga city based Sia Rameda company (Riga , Latvia) has used russian made TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software to develop a control system for ventilation, heating and cooling equipment in the RD Holding commercial and office center in Riga (street Maskavas 240, Riga , Latvia).

The main purpose of the work is to connect all ventilation machines, chillers and heating units to a centralized computer, supervisory control system to ensure round the clock equipment monitoring from a single center.

The Sia Rameda engineers have replaced an old ....

SCADA TRACE MODE In Process Control of The Biggest European Oil Shale Chemical Company


Viru RMT Ou (Estonia, EU), Authorized System Integrator of AdAstrA Research Group fulfilled reconstruction of control system for the 1000 tones gas generator retort at the main technological process of VKG oil shale company.

VKG Oil is the biggest oil shale chemical industry in Europe, the main field of activity of which is thermal processing of oil shale. 1.4 million tons oil shale is reprocessed per year. The company produces various fuel oils, which are characterized by low viscosity and a setting point below -25ºC, oil coke and pitch, summary oil shale phenols, antiseptic wood impregnation oil and bitumen.

The return of investment in reconstruction of SCADA TRACE MODE based gas generator control system was achieved within...

Intel Chooses TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI for Office Building Automation

SCADA TRACE MODE in Intel Office AutomationProtect Company deploys a TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI based building management system across Intel's new office building.

Covering all of Intel's high-tech office, this advanced automation system is in charge of the main and redundant power supply, uninterruptible power supply, sewerage, leakage control, fire retarding valves and smoke removal, climate.

The dispatcher control system builds upon hardware from Advantech, Sauter and S+S Regeltechnik, Jola, York, SAT 4TM power meters, and Schneider Electric frequency converters.

SCADA TRACE MODE 6 in Control System of European Nuclear Power Plants

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI at atomic power-plant Bogunice

A Moscow-based SNIIP-SISTEMATOM company has set up an automated system to control the neutron current in the reactors of the 3rd and 4th power units at Bogunitse nuclear power plant (Slovakia). The new control system has been developed using Russian made SCADA/HMI software TRACE MODE 6.

A similar control system has been also developed for Mokhovtse nuclear power plant (Slovakia). 


Nationwide retail group PARK HOUSE has selected SCADA HMI TRACE MODE 6 for use in their building automation systems.

EngineerMarket company (Samara City) has commissioned the control systems of two PARK HOUSE malls in Yekaterinburg and Tolyatti Cities.


Teknofeed Uses TRACE MODE HMI in Fodder Additives Plant Batching Control

A Belgorod based AIT company (South of Russia) has successfully used TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software to develop and to implement a batch control system for manufacturing of fodder additives. The control system has been installed in facility of TeknoFeed (Tshebekino, Belgorod area, Russia).

The main task of the TeknoFeed control system consists in the most precise batch dosing of fodder additives. The control system maximizes batch dosing accuracy of loose and liquid components (acids) according recipes. 

The TeknoFeed batch control system includes ...

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI In Control of The Biogas Fuel Production Plant in Poland

The Test company (Poland) used the TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software to build the control system for the plant of biogas fuel production from the sewerage - Elbląskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w Elblągu Sp. z o.o., situated in Elblag city in north-eastern Poland.

The Elblag city is a Polish leader in energy production from renewable sources, including biogas and biomass.

According to the developers of biofuel production systems, the use of SCADA TRACE MODE has reduced the overall cost of the project in two-three times (compared to the same level SCADA software). 

The system monitors the following values ...

The Brodsky Refinery (Bosnia) Implements TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI for EURO 5 Gasoline Production

Brod Refinery automated with TRACE MODE SCADA/HMIIn Bosnia, the Bosanski Brod refinery launched a second production line, which was repaired by the Russian company Zarubezhneft. Now the plant is able to produce the gasoline conforming to the Euro 5 standard.

The operator control systems for the gasoline production at the Bosanski Brod refinery were developped and implemented by several Russian system integrators. All integrators used Russian SCADA-software TRACE MODE 6 (AdAstra Research Group, Moscow) for process control of gasoline production.

New Brodsky refinery control system consists of the following parts ...

TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI In Control Of City Water Supply Utilities

The Iron–Technik company (Ust -Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan), an AdAstra authorized system integrator, has launched into commercial operation an automation system for municipal public utility named "Oskemen" (Ust -Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan ).

The new control system is build with TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software and embraces 14 plants of the "Oskemen water utility" enterprise, e.g...

Pakistan Students Study Industrial Automation Technologies with SCADA TRACE MODE

A new laboratory practice on Supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) system development is launched for undergraduate students of Electrical Engineering at University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (Punjab, Pakistan). University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila commonly referred to as UET Taxila is among the best engineering universities in Pakistan. The new practice is based on the TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software.

The laboratory work was developed by  Director Technical, Creative Electronics & Automation in his MSc Research work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Choudhry using the Omron's latest CJ1 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), the Device-Net field bus and the latest version of TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI software.

The author can share the experiments the files of SCADA as well as PLC and complete Experimentation & Training documentation. Please contact ...

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Controls Peat Product Production in Poland

peat production TRACE MODEThe Elblag city based Test company (Poland) launched a process control system for the production line of peat products at the „Rucianka” factory belonging to Hollas Sp. z o.o. company - the Poland's biggest peat products manufacturer.  

The new control system was developed using TRACE MODE software and Advantech ADAM IO modules. It has been implemented in FBD programming language, it includes...


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