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The New 25 MW Gas-Engine Heat and Power Plant at Chukotka Running Under TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI logoBelelektromontazhnaladka company has successfully implemented a control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant in Anadyr city (Extreme Nord of Russia). The total power capacity of the gas-engine heat and power plant is 25 MW.

At the operator level of new control system, TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software is used, while Mitsubishi Electric controllers are used at the hardware level. The system controls the gas-engine heat and power plant and 25 kW substations in Anadyr. The new control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant combines the heat and power processes to enable control over power supply, ventilation, heating, domestic and hot water supply, water conditioning, heat recovery, fire safety and the fuel and lubricant warehouse.

The TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI based control system for the gas-engine heat and power plant ensures complete hardware and software redundancy, therefore increasing the system reliability in the event of emergency. The data are communicated to the control system via the fiber-optic channels connecting controllers and data collection servers. This improves communication speed between devices, while making the system more robust. Mitsubishi FXFor all controllers, the system provides a 20 ms acquisition cycle. Based on the calculation, a maximum acquisition cycle of 65 ms is expected. By connecting the controllers in a redundant ring, the system can easily maintain communication, even in the event of failure at one of the optical channel sites.

On the software level, the control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant is powered by SCADA TRACE MODE Double Force RTM+ redundant servers obtaining information from the controllers, classifying it within a database, and providing data storage and easy access capabilities. Using the OРС server, the SCADA TRACE MODE redundant servers collect data from both redundant controllers through the fiber-optic network and send them to the database.

In the control system of the gas-engine heat and power plant, the SCADA TRACE MODE servers offer the capabilities below:

  • communication with the system controllers;
  • collection and primary processing of the equipment status data;
  • diagnostics of the controller network and network communication speed between the controllers and server;
  • archiving information necessary to analyze activities of the operational staff and function of technology equipment for at least 7 days (archive can be extended up to 60 days);
  • real-time technical and economic performance calculation;
  • generating and printing emergency, start and daily logs;
  • networking capability, including local workstation connection. 

The data acquisition servers enable connection of the operators' workstations (AWS) powered by TRACE MODE RTM+ and TRACE MODE Netlink Light. The workstations can access the data archived at the servers. The software at the workstations provides access only to information requested by the given user.

The automated workstations running under SCADA TRACE MODE offer the features below:

  • visualization and control of the processes by providing the process equipment maps, where the control points and measured parameter values are indicated;
  • visualization of the process development and historical data trends;
  • processing alerts and events;
  • displaying warning/alarm/alert messages, and providing a path to eliminate emergency and unusual situations in the process.

The gas-engine heat and power plant was launched in 2006, and has generated 18,712 MW/h of electricity since then. Shortly, the new gas-engine heat and power plant will be able to deliver enough power to satisfy the needs of 15 thousand citizens of the local city. With migration to using natural gas as their main fuel, they will be able to also reduce environmental stress by eliminating harmful substances discharge into atmosphere due to coal use, decrease the cash cost of the electric and heat power, and improve power supply quality and reliability.

Currently, Belelektromontazhnaladka team is working to deploy a control system at Anadyrskiy power centre. This project aims to automate all substations within the town of Anadyr.


The New TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Release 6.10.2 Available For Download


AdAstra Research Group, Ltd (Moscow, Russia) has announced a new release of integrated SCADA- and SOFTLOGIC- system TRACE MODE 6.10.2.

The release is now available for all registered users of TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI for free (it is free for download  from the  User's Personal Account).

In accordance to increased security requirements of unauthorized access and user authentification in the process control software, new means of user rights management have been introduced. In the 6.10.2 some new features added, bugs detected fixed.

The new release 6.10.2 offers new software products and some improved features ......

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Controls Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Fire Safety System

SKB Tensor company (Russia, Moscow region) has developed and successfully commissioned an automated fire safety system for units №1 and №2 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, India (Tamil Nadu).

The automated fire safety system for units №1 and №2 of Kudankulam nuclear power plant, India runs under control of TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI (AdAstrA, Russia).

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI performs the following functions ...


DPTA Corp is TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Software Dealer In Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)

DPTA TRACE MODE SCADAThe Ho Chi Minh City based (Viet NamDuc Phong Technology and Automation Corporation (DPTA) has the status of AdAstrA Authorized Dealer. The corporatin has the experience and qualifications to sales and customer support for TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software.

Viet Nam FlagTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION AND GERMAN STYLE AUTO was established in 2006, with a team of professionals, engineers, management staff are formally trained, motivated and experienced customers always trust.

TRACE MODE 6.09.2 New Release Available to Users

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI release 6.09.2

Adastra Technical support team announces a new release of an integrated and SCADA- SOFTLOGIC-system TRACE MODE 6.09.2.

The new release has successfully passed Microsoft certification tests fTRACE MODE SCADA/HMI is Windows 8 compatibleor compatibility with the Microsoft operating system Windows 8.1.

The new release 6.09.2 offers new software products and some improved features ...


TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI Controls Ventilation in a Riga Commercial and Office Center

TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI in climate control of the shoping center RD Holding, Riga, LatviaA Riga city based Sia Rameda company (Riga , Latvia) has used russian made TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software to develop a control system for ventilation, heating and cooling equipment in the RD Holding commercial and office center in Riga (street Maskavas 240, Riga , Latvia).

The main purpose of the work is to connect all ventilation machines, chillers and heating units to a centralized computer, supervisory control system to ensure round the clock equipment monitoring from a single center.

The Sia Rameda engineers have replaced an old ....

Training Video: Connecting Mitsubishi FX3U PLC to TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI via Melsec Protocol

Melsec FX3U and SCADA/HMI TRACE MODELearn how to connect a Mitsubishi Melsec FX3U PLC to TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI through built-in driver with our new free online video training.

To run the film just ....



TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI In Control of The Biogas Fuel Production Plant in Poland

The Test company (Poland) used the TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software to build the control system for the plant of biogas fuel production from the sewerage - Elbląskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w Elblągu Sp. z o.o., situated in Elblag city in north-eastern Poland.

The Elblag city is a Polish leader in energy production from renewable sources, including biogas and biomass.

According to the developers of biofuel production systems, the use of SCADA TRACE MODE has reduced the overall cost of the project in two-three times (compared to the same level SCADA software). 

The system monitors the following values ...

Adastra Releases TRACE MODE 6 RTM for Linux

RTM TRACE MODE 6 for LinuxAdAstra Company (Russia) announced the release of real-time monitor (LinRTM) for the operating system Linux.

TRACE MODE RTM is the main runtime module of the integrated TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI software, designed to operate on operator workstations.

The new LinRTM provides ...

The Brodsky Refinery (Bosnia) Implements TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI for EURO 5 Gasoline Production

Brod Refinery automated with TRACE MODE SCADA/HMIIn Bosnia, the Bosanski Brod refinery launched a second production line, which was repaired by the Russian company Zarubezhneft. Now the plant is able to produce the gasoline conforming to the Euro 5 standard.

The operator control systems for the gasoline production at the Bosanski Brod refinery were developped and implemented by several Russian system integrators. All integrators used Russian SCADA-software TRACE MODE 6 (AdAstra Research Group, Moscow) for process control of gasoline production.

New Brodsky refinery control system consists of the following parts ...

A New Free Driver for OMRON Sysmac PLC

omron plcAdAstra Research Group (Moscow, Russia) has released a new version of the free TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI driver for the OMRON programmable logical controller. The new driver is built in the TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI 6.09 release and above.

video tutorial demonstrating the technology of OMRON PLCs connecting over the network via UDP using the free built-in driver, is available.OMRON Logo

The new driver is much faster, easier and more functional than the previous ones. The new TRACE MODE OMRON PLC driver has the following important features...

TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI In Control Of City Water Supply Utilities

The Iron–Technik company (Ust -Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan), an AdAstra authorized system integrator, has launched into commercial operation an automation system for municipal public utility named "Oskemen" (Ust -Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan ).

The new control system is build with TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software and embraces 14 plants of the "Oskemen water utility" enterprise, e.g...

Pakistan Students Study Industrial Automation Technologies with SCADA TRACE MODE

A new laboratory practice on Supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) system development is launched for undergraduate students of Electrical Engineering at University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (Punjab, Pakistan). University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila commonly referred to as UET Taxila is among the best engineering universities in Pakistan. The new practice is based on the TRACE MODE SCADA/HMI software.

The laboratory work was developed by  Director Technical, Creative Electronics & Automation in his MSc Research work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Choudhry using the Omron's latest CJ1 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), the Device-Net field bus and the latest version of TRACE MODE 6 SCADA/HMI software.

The author can share the experiments the files of SCADA as well as PLC and complete Experimentation & Training documentation. Please contact ...


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