ABB

ABB to install electrification and automation systems at new cement plant in India

ABB will supply RCCPL with ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer, an advanced process control solution for controlling, stabilizing, and optimizing industrial processes and which will allow the cement producer to increase production, minimize carbon footprint and reduce fuel consumption to meet energy usage goals.

Birla Corporation currently produces cement at seven locations in India with a combined capacity of nearly 15.5 million t/a. The 3.90 million t/a greenfield plant at Mukutban, Yavatmal in the Indian state of Marharashtra is about 400 km north of Mumbai and incorporates a 40 MW captive power plant and a 10.60 MW heat recovery system.

ABB will also provide the new cement plant with electrification infrastructure items such as MV Switchgear with MV relays on IEC 61850 communication and LV Switchgear with ABB UMC100.3 intelligent motor controllers which combine intelligent motor protection and control functions and fieldbus communication, and fault diagnosis in a single device.

The ABB digital solutions and electrification products will be integrated with ABB Ability System 800xA, which is ranked by the ARC advisory group as the #1 DCS (distributed control system) platform in the market globally for the 20th consecutive year. ABB Ability System 800xA is also an electrical control system, a safety system and a collaboration enabler with the capacity to improve engineering efficiency, operator performance and asset utilization.

ABB Ability Expert Optimizer uses linear and non-linear model predictive control and neural networks to manage critical plant components, including kiln, alternative fuels, mills, and blending. It can find the best operating conditions to maximize output and can immediately detect deviations among various processes in cement production. This capability is backed by the remote ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center support, from where experts continually monitor the system for any abnormality and can help retune the system remotely for new process conditions.

www.abb.com

x

Related articles:

Issue 2011-06

ABB’s Expert Optimizer for Ozarow cement plant

ABB announced that CRH plc recently selected ABB’s award winning cpmPlus Expert Optimizer for installation at CHR’s Ozarow cement plant in Poland. Ozarow has been producing quality materials for the...

more
Issue 2009-08

Expert Optimizer increases Nordkalk’s production by 9 %

Expert Optimizer was installed on the lime kiln at Nordkalk Corporation’s Lohja plant in November 2006; secondary commissioning took place in July 2007. Now ABB announced the production increase...

more
Issue 2011-7/8

Process optimization systems for 19 cement plants in Brazil

ABB signed a contract with Votorantim Cimentos to ­provide its cpmPlus Expert Optimizer process optimization ­system, for eleven new cement plants being built in Brazil and other Latin American...

more
Issue 2013-03

Advanced process controls

ABB releases cpmPlus Expert Optimizer 7.0, a new version of its proven software for deployment of advanced process control applications to increase energy efficiency and productivity in the cement and...

more
Issue 2018-11 ABB INC.

ABB to provide integrated automation and electrical systems for new cement plant in Vietnam

ABB recently won an order to provide additional integrated digital automation and electrical equipment for Tan Thang Cement Joint Stock Company’s greenfield cement plant in the Nghe An province in...

more