Covid may have limited access to site, but power plants still need support and RJM found new ways to support its customers during the pandemic via remote monitoring, assessment, training and optimisation.

Since the start of the lockdown, RJM has worked closely with a number of plants to enable support to continue. Utilising different data access tools such as VPN, Eco PS, DCS data and PI systems, RJM’s combustion engineers can analyse operational performance in real-time and recommend revised settings to deliver performance improvements across the plant.

Pre-Covid, this would have been done on-site by an RJM team, but during lockdown, this went online.

The sites that have benefitted from RJM’s online monitoring service during Covid range from a 29MW fluidised bed / gasifier plant firing RDF in England; a 26MW fluidised bed / gasifier plant firing waste wood in England; a 560MW T-fired plant firing coal in Northern Ireland; and a 1,000MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant in Malaysia.

Areas that have been improved include:

  • Temperature distribution and heat transfer
  • Boiler efficiency
  • Plant fault identification
  • Emissions reduction
  • Plant stability

“RJM’s remote support platform is highly cost-effective and has proved its worth during Covid. It delivers rapid fault-finding and benefits, no matter what the fuel, the firing technology or the size of the plant and we’re now keen to roll it out to our other customers,” said John Goldring, Managing Director.

If you have a plant that could benefit from RJM’s remote support, please contact:
[email protected]
T + 44 (0)1962 831250.