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Total Plant Automation For Power And Water Sectors

02 November 2012

With the launch of Symphony Plus, the latest generation of ABB’s Symphony family of distributed control systems (DCS), the company continues its tradition of delivering power generation and water industry software that helps drive plant productivity and energy-efficiency, as well as enhanced operational security, plant safety and lower total cost of ownership.

Commenting on the launch, Franz-Josef Mengede, head of ABB’s power generation business, said, ‘With the launch of Symphony Plus, we are taking the Symphony success story to the next level, ushering in a new era of total plant automation that is simple, scalable, seamless and secure. 

‘With Symphony Plus, we help balance performance objectives like asset availability, operational reliability and production efficiency with business goals like asset life extension, carbon reduction and regulatory compliance – providing plant owners with an essential tool for achieving sustainable and profitable growth.’

Symphony Plus meets a broad spectrum of plant configurations and applications, especially in the power and water industries. It is flexible and scalable; designed to serve the needs of everything from small, serverless applications to large multi-system, multi- server architectures.

Symphony Plus supports the seamless integration of field devices, process and turbine automation systems, electrical and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) solutions, as well as business and maintenance systems. It provides users with a secure, reliable control environment and built-in security features that prevent unauthorised system access.