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E.ON’s Steven’s Croft Site installs Beran PlantProtech™ Condition Monitoring System

01 / 09 / 2009

E.ON’s Steven’s Croft Power Station is the biggest biomass plant in Scotland, generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 70,000 homes.

The plant is powered by approximately 480,000 tonnes of fuel per year - a blend of 60% sawmill co-products and small round wood, 20% short rotation coppice and 20% re-cycled fibre.

In 2009, E.ON procured the Beran PlantProtech™ 766 Vibration Monitoring System, which links to the Station’s PI Database to monitor the Siemens Steam Turbine and Generator. Bill Bower, C&I Engineer at Steven's Croft, describes the importance of Vibration Monitoring – “As part of the E.ON fleet of power generation units, it is vital to understand the health of the turbine machinery and to be able to make informed operational decisions. We chose the Beran PlantProtech System as it is an easy system to integrate with our plant protection and E.ON’s Condition Monitoring regime.” Bill also commented that “the Beran System was effortlessly installed and commissioned on time and within budget.”

Duncan Affleck, Beran’s Senior Sales Engineer, stated that: “Beran is delighted to be able to offer the PlantProtech Condition Monitoring System to E.ON’s Steven’s Croft biomass plant. The Beran System is integrated with the Station’s PI Database and can be easily monitored by remote off-site specialist engineers.”