Kendal power station

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Kendal power station

  1. 1. Age Technologies JHB‐ a member of the Age of Africa Technologies  Group ‐ were commissioned by ESKOM to come up with a simple  yet intelligent design for the ash conveyor protection system at  their Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga.   Duration The system, which took six months and comprised 66 man  months from conception to completion, is so efficient and  easy to maintain that AGE are pleased to report their client is  extremely pleased with the reliability of the plant.  Scope  AGE's brief included the overall project  management, PLC  engineering using a Siemens Su110 PLC, equipment supply,   installation and commissioning.  www.age.co.za Design Owing to the length of the ash handling conveyor, the  protection system had to incorporate enhanced fault finding  and accurate trip site location . This unique design in long‐line conveyor protection is a world  first. All of ESKOM's criteria were met and incorporated all  the other aspects of conveyor related alarms such as belt rip,  misalignment, and blocked chute detection, yet there are no  electronics in the field.  The project, which was repeat business for AEG with ESKOM,  was completed on time and within budget. AGE Technologies JHB 50 Charl Cilliers Ave, Alberton North, 1456 Tel: +27 11 869 3925/6/7 Fax: +27 11 869 6427

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