• Plant Optimization

Power Generation to the User

For many operators, especially in the field of medium voltage, power engineering is not the main business.

Because of that it is important that the assets work reliable for many years and supply the energy for the production processes anytime. During the lifecycle of an installation the operator is challenged with many questions like: What is the right concept for my new installation? How is the condition of my assets? Is the loading on my equipment critical? Does my plant comply with the power quality requirements? Can I reuse my equipment in a rebuild project? The specialists from INP Service will help you regardless of the manufacturer with these and many other questions which may arise during the lifecycle of your installation.

Examples of Services and Prices for Plant Optimization

Condition Assessment and On-Site Data Collecting

You want to know whether your system is fit for the next years or you need data for clarifications or studies that is not available in your documentation? We assess the state of your systems based on predefined criteria and collect the required inputs on site. We are familiar with a wide variety of studies and interpretations, and we know exactly which data is required.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Evaluating the Full Utilization of Components

During the lifetime of a system additional equipment is often installed without checking available spare capacity. Especially in critical situations, when a component is out of operation, the remaining elements can be overloaded which leads to a series of unwanted power outages. We measure the load on each component and derive the design-relevant load flow cases for your system. This helps us discover critical components and missing redundancy and plan the required countermeasures together with you.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Concept Development

In any renovation or new construction project, it is important to think at least a few steps ahead of the project before starting it. Otherwise, there is always the risk of major limitations for the future development. Our specialists help you identify the most important points for the future and work out a concept based on your planning for the next few years and our experience from many projects. With that concept, you can approach your project without risking a malinvestment.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Make More Use of the Available Equipment

The environment and the application of the equipment change over time and opportunities may arise to make more use of the available assets. This can come in form of production increase or reduction of the losses while maintaining productivity. Other frequent questions are if and how existing equipment can be reused in conversion projects. We help you with our design experience and show you the potential you are looking for.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Studies and Designs

Before starting a purchase process, it is important to perform the basic engineering tasks and to define the basic ratings for the equipment. INP performs the following studies independent from equipment suppliers:

  • Short circuit calculation
  • Load flow calculation
  • Protection coordination

We are more than happy to work on more specific issues, and if we can’t solve something on our own we have a network of specialists available to us for almost any task.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Specification of Components

Based on the results of our studies, layouts and measurements, we specify components for your plant that meet exactly your requirements. With that you are in the position to purchase cost optimized equipment without compromising on really important features.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Training

Our experienced engineers are more than happy to share their knowledge in a training session tailored to your needs.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Damage Analysis

If equipment failure occurs despite all precautions, the cause must be determined before repairing the damaged equipment or purchasing replacement. We help you analyze the malfunction and show if repair work or a 1:1 replacement is adequate or if design changes are required to avoid the same issue in future.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement plannings
Acceptance Tests

We support you during factory acceptance tests to assure that the manufacturer performs the tests according to relevant national and international standards. By doing this we help you make sure that the equipment meets the requirements for safe and reliable operation.

Benefits
  • Neutral analysis and evaluation
  • Extensive know-how and experience from powerplants to large-scale consumers, incl. power electronics
  • Equipment optimised to your needs
  • Competent second opinion on equipment condition and for replacement planning
Harmonic Analysis and Filter Design

In the age of moving away from nuclear and fossil-fuel energy and low-priced power electronics, the number of nonlinear consumers, producers and storage systems in the grid is rapidly growing. The accumulation of such devices or single large devices lead to problems due to harmonics or other power system perturbation. Due to our experience in the industrial field of application, where large converters are traditionally used, we are familiar with the related power quality issues. We can measure and calculate the distortion and thus proactively evaluate the connection of additional devices into a distorted network and develop adequate countermeasures.

Benefits
  • Knowledge and experience to pre-identify possible disturbances
  • Evaluation according to well established standards (IEEE / IEC / EN)
  • Verification of conformity
  • Highlighting of weak points and potential for improvement
  • Recommendations for cost and reliability optimization
Logging of Network Transients for Failure Localization

The source of errors or malfunctions in the network or in a system are often difficult to localize. Simultaneous recording of different signals can help you localize the problem source and reveal hidden correlation. We have data loggers and experienced engineers to help you with the search and localization of the problem source.

Benefits
  • Knowledge and experience to pre-identify possible disturbances
  • Evaluation according to well established standards (IEEE / IEC / EN)
  • Verification of conformity
  • Highlighting of weak points and potential for improvement
  • Recommendations for cost and reliability optimization

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