HEROS3 – intelligent and safe.

Rest assured your power plants controls are in safe hands! HEROS3, the fully automated turbine and plant control system with display system and SCADA system by GLOBAL Hydro lets you sleep tight.

With its HEROS3, GLOBAL Hydro offers a standardised software solution that can be individually tailored to the requirements and specifications of your power plant in its functions.

HEROS3 – more than just a turbine governor

HEROS3 is a fully automated turbine and plant control system with incorporated visualisation and SCADA system. Operational parameters can be directly configured on site at the power plant with our standardised software solution. Thus, the intelligent control system goes far beyond the basic tasks of a conventional turbine governor. HEROS3 was developed for greatest possible flexibility according to the following principles:

The visualisation system’s intuitive multi-touch controls, an individually configurable menu and free window allocation provide customers with an especially efficient and convenient system operation. Another highlight is HEROS3’s integration of personal user levels.

HEROS3’s comprehensive data base archiving system allows our customers to inspect and trace all of their plant’s technical and commercial key figures at any time. In multi-user operation mode, they can access recorded values and their plant’s controls via a secure internet connection. HEROS3 makes sure our customers can feel safe!

HEROS3 contains all relevant country-specific specifications for smart grids such as frequency-dependent voltage control for stabilising the power grid. Apart from intelligent grid connection, HEROS3 scores points with its smart controls: the system allows for optimum degrees of efficiency at minimum wear, thus extending the life cycle of all components.

HEROS3 functions

  • Control of Francis, Kaplan and Pelton hydropower plants
  • Grid parallel and/or isolated operation
  • Permanent fault, runtime and plausibility monitoring of all automated and manual functions
  • Optimised plant connection to grid by means of self-optimising high-speed synchronisation
  • Efficiency-optimised grid parallel operation carried out by a 3D allocation of runner and wicket gate for Kaplan turbines which is unique in the small hydropower field, or jet allocation on Pelton turbines and a stored efficiency curve on multiple turbine systems.

Example of a 3D allocation and optimised multiple system load distribution:

  • Rate-optimised feed on a calendar basis guarantees your plant’s maximum profit.
  • Connection of hydraulic steel construction controls.

Example of the visualisation of a hydraulic steel construction including camera feed:

  • Communication with other systems via Modbus TCP/IP, DNP3.0, IEC60870-5-10

HEROS3 - Mix and Match

All HEROS3 software tools can be installed on various hardware platforms in different configuration levels. Thus, the system allows for cost-optimised upgrading with all-in controller hardware all the way to multiple controllers combined with the data base servers of every configuration level. HEROS3 guarantees the right solution for all power plant requirements.

HEROS3 Basic and HEROS3 Premium are the available standard configurations.

HEROS3 Basic

This configuration provides customers with a cost-optimised HEROS3 solution for small hydropower plant equipment. The visualisation based on a web server can be accessed from every internet browser. Our customers can access the plant visualisation via a user-friendly tablet in the power plant. HEROS3 Basic is also used for GLOBAL Hydro’s compact turbine solution smarT.

HEROS3 Premium

HEROS3 Premium is the full turbine controller version with a stand-alone visualisation software module. The SCADA system is installed on one or several PCs and touch panel displays in the power plant’s network. Thus, the SCADA visualisation can be accessed at the control cabinet in the control centre or even at the inlet. With integrated functions such as a calendar, reporting system, data base archiving and maintenance logbook, the premium version allows for a comprehensive analysis of your plant data.

Whip your old plant back into shape!

Simple customization of hard- and software elements to various plant situations makes HEROS3 an optimum system to revitalise your old plant. For further information, please contact our Service Department.

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