To meet the demand of greater production flexibility, we invested in ControlSoft’s MANTRA Duct Burner Optimization technology. This technology has proven very effective for our plant in meeting the CAISO’s dispatch regulation for AGC and ADS signals through our entire MW operating range, including the firing of our duct burners. Our plant’s operators are very impressed with MANTRA software’s capability to respond to load changes. Our plant can now demonstrate a greater range of operating flexibility over its various plant configurations, and more consistent heat rates while maintaining a constant unit ramp rate at M\iV transitions when the duct burners are fired.
It did not take long for our operators and engineering staff to appreciate the functionality and ease of use of ControlSoft’s technology. We received superb service during this install and found the management, sales, and engineering teams at ControlSoft to be very responsive to our business and technical needs. As a result, I have no reservation in recommending ControlSoft as a service and solution provider for the power generation industry.