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Modernization for a stronger competitive advantage

Large coal-fired power plant minimizes its inventory

One of the largest coal-fired power plant in Germany contacted Endress+Hauser to support first in the optimization of its inventory (2006-2008), and in a second phase, in the modernization of the plant (2008-2012).

Liquiphant used for leakage detection and to protect the hydrogen-cooled generator. ©Endress+Hauser

Benefits at a glance

  • Costs saving: stock reduction of 68% (from 214 pcs. to 69 pcs.)

  • Automation due to modernization of measurement technology

  • Simplification of the maintenance

  • Simplification of the logistic

  • Plant uptime: the operator is getting faster service from the plant maintenance team

Your challenge

The customer had a very large amount of transmitters and electrical devices and wanted to reduce it to a minimum. Devices were coming from different suppliers leading to a large stock of very different instruments types. Optimizing the inventory became the priority for the plant, as well as the need to modernize the control technology dating from the seventies. The customer needed a reliable partner that could support during the different phases of the project that lasted for six years.

Our solution

Endress+Hauser proposed for the first phase of the project, a list of actions to reduce the types of devices:

  • Putting all catalogues from different p/dp-suppliers together, sometimes for transmitters, that are over 30 years old

  • Working the information from the catalogue into customers data list

  • Listing the alternative Endress+Hauser transmitters

  • Priorize the sequence of the scenarios for reducing the types of transmitters

  • Using the scenarios with the technical features of Cerabar S / Deltabar S