ABB Australia recently announced the launch of its Symphony Plus distributed control systems (DCS), specifically designed to improve plant productivity and energy efficiency, as well as enhance operational security, plant safety, and reduce total cost of ownership.
Symphony Plus is the latest addition to ABB’s Symphony family of control systems. Over 6,000 ABB distributed control systems have been installed worldwide in the past 30 years, with many operating within the power generation and water sectors.
“With the launch of Symphony Plus, we take the Symphony success story to the next level, ushering in a new era of total plant automation that is simple, scalable, seamless and secure,” stated Franz-Josef Mengede, head of ABB’s power generation business. “It helps balance performance objectives like asset availability, operational reliability and production efficiency with business goals like asset life extension, carbon reduction and regulatory compliance, thereby providing plant owners with an essential tool for achieving sustainable and profitable growth.”
The Symphony Plus systems are suitable for a broad range of plant configurations and applications, especially in the power and water industries. They are flexible and scalable, designed to meet the requirements of small and server-less applications as well as large multi-system, multi-server architectures.
These distributed control systems support the integration of field devices, process and turbine automation systems, electrical and SCADA solutions as well as business and maintenance systems. Symphony Plus features built-in security functions that provide a secure and reliable control environment that prevents unauthorised system access.
ABB Australia also recently announced the extension of its life cycle commitment to the Symphony Harmony and Symphony Melody range of distributed control systems. This ‘evolution without obsolescence' approach is based on introducing new technology while protecting the long-term investment of customers by ensuring that each new generation offers enhanced benefits but is also compatible with its predecessor.