The Balance of Plant (BOP) control system solution is a programmable plant control system for new applications or as a replacement for an existing plant controller such as a distributed control system (DCS). The BOP control system uses the same controller and I/O platforms and communications on a common bus sharing all plant parameters.
Typical systems include, but are not limited to:
- Liquid Fuel Treatment/Forwarding/Storage
- Gas Fuel Compression
- De-Mineralized Water Treatment
- Plant Instrument Air
- Plant Cooling Water Systems
- Switchgear Interface
- Fuel Forwarding & Cooling/Treatment
Traditionally, the gas turbine control system was autonomous and connected to the rest of the plant via a communications link. With the advances in communications options, I/O types and the capabilities of programmable controllers, the gas turbine control system can be a fully integrated component in an overall balance of plant control system.