CHP & Standby Diesel Plant Controls

NeoDyne provides high availability and high-reliability turnkey plant and control solutions for large scale industrial CHP with Island mode and critical service standby diesel generators. Leveraging our experience from over 100 individual plants involving 60MW of generation, we have developed a control centred solution with superior reliability and performance, incorporating features from leading-edge designs for data centres and grid power plants.

High Availability Standby Diesel

Standby generators are rarely called upon, typically stopped and reliability depends on the equipment responding correctly in a grid mains failure. We have designed our solutions so that generators will immediately and automatically start-up in response to spurious grid power interruptions ensuring the probability of failure to respond correctly is effectively zero.

Standby Diesel Generator
Packaged Gas Turbine

High Reliability CHP Controls

We understand our customer needs for continuous plant operation and our design allows for high-reliability CHP by minimising sensitivity to external events, such as voltage dip ride-through or widened gas pressure settings. We install comprehensive supervision for rapid fault detection, diagnosis and repair and robustly design CHP with Island Mode controls so that the probability of Island blackout is no more than one event in 5 years with power outage averaging less than 30 seconds per 5 years. Example factors addressed in designs include:

  • Targeted supervision to eliminate unrevealed non-availability.
  • Component Dependencies
  • HMI Design considerations to eliminate human error in interpreting screen information.
  • Transient energisation capability and stability
  • Spurious Standby plant activation in the absence of a grid failure.
  • Turnkey offerings such as MV switchgear optimised for high availability standby power systems.