SIPOS’ Actuator Retrofit

200 SIPOS actuators were installed at Franken 1

SIPOS Aktorik has completed a comprehensive actuator retrofit for E.ON’s German power plant, Franken 1. In just four weeks, 80 pipeline valves were replaced, 120 original actuators were removed and 200 new SIPOS Flash 5 actuators mounted and commissioned.

The 790 MW power plant’s control system is managed by Siemens. SIPOS collaborated closely in the commissioning of complete units, demonstrating its total service support capabilities. Commenting, Holger Scholz, a key account manager for SIPOS said:

“We are proud to have handed over the documentation for this prestigious E.ON project. For SIPOS it has been a significant installation that is an excellent case-study example of our retrofitting capabilities.

“Minimising disruption and avoiding down-time is key to success in the power sector and the flexibility of both our engineers and our products have been pivotal in the success of this project.”

SIPOS reports that retrofit actuation skills for the power sector are particularly important at the current time. The efficiency of fossil fired plants is required for two key reasons: it is central to carbon footprint reduction and competititiveness of plant production is improved. At E.ON’s Franken 1, efficiency was enhanced by 1.5%.

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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 19

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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