Engineering and development<br> 

Engineering and development
 

Engineering and development
 

Pre-feasibility project study phase is a crucial step to define the needs and estimate the costs of a project, during which you can count with Hydro ECI electrical engineering services to support you with the technical background decisions to be made.

Project management<br> 

Project management
 

Project management
 

When a project starts, experienced technical advise is required to support apropriate decisions. It´s at the beginning of each project where taken decision have major reliability and economical impact over all aspects of long term use and development.
Hydro ECI proudly efforts to build close relationship with its clients and provide the electrical engineering services to advise and to manage a project with aim at respecting standards, product conformity and meeting the project schedule and deadlines.

Protection<br> <br> 

Protection
 
 

Protection
 
 

One of Hydro ECI most trusted expertise is to produce the protection studies for each site and to prepare the drawings, schematics and specifications related to the protection and control of the power equipment.
A complete in-depth engineering document package comprised by: protection, ground and arc-flash study, electrical and installation drawings, cable lists and bill of materials are provided for the electrical power equipment, line and generator protection panel and components, governor and control system cabinets. This comes fully integrated with the plant management and control software as well as its human machine interface (SCADA and/or HMI)

Site rehab<br> <br> 

Site rehab
 
 

Site rehab
 
 

When facing a scenario of an aged site, Hydro ECI can provide the criteria, hardware, software and implement them to adapt a facility to updated and fully supported electrical protection, controls components and SCADA technology.
Our package comprises a turn key solution that includes engineering, use of industrial quality and widely available parts, installation of components and their cabling, programs, scada, communications and in-depth detailed documentation for operators and maintenance personnel, plus the perfect opportunity to include all those features you discovered necessary across your years of experience with the site.

Substation and equipment<br> 

Substation and equipment
 

Substation and equipment
 

Engineering services for substation control and protection including the substation major equipment such as transformer, breaker and main switch.

Switchgear<br> <br> 

Switchgear
 
 

Switchgear
 
 

Switchgear equipment including neutral grounding cabinet, generator breaker and fused load break disconnect switch for 4.16 kV, 13.8 kV and 25 kV nominal voltages. Hydro ECI use products from Schneider Electrique, Eaton or others.

Excitation Voltage Regulation<br> 

Excitation Voltage Regulation
 

Excitation Voltage Regulation
 

The new digital automatic voltage regulators for static excitation systems or brushless generator exciters are more versatile but also more difficult to configure. Hydro ECI offers the engineering services to produce the appropriate settings, configure the devices required for your application as well as the commissioning work during site start up.

Governor<br> <br> 

Governor
 
 

Governor
 
 

Hydro ECI own certified and tested PLC based speed governor (PLC-TG) has been developed to exceed the needs of all major turbine manufacturers while providing maximum flexibility and ease of maintenance.
A design fully compatible to all turbine types: Pelton up to 6 jets + 6 deflectors, simple/double regulating Francis, Kaplans with runner blade and wicket gates; plus standard Modbus communications to run with third party system software.
The HECI PLC-TG/V65 is the software for monitoring, data-logging, alarm, trending and configuration.

Automation software development

Automation software development

Automation software development

For increased flexibility and ease of troubleshooting our projects apply HECI Smart-Soft approach using programmable logic controllers (PLC).
This allows for I/O flexibility, reliable equipment response, operation and expandability.
Either under Function Block Diagram, Grafcet and Structured Text, but also upon customer request where ladder only versions of programs are required, Hydro ECI develops its controls using Modicon/SchneiderElectric M580/M340, GE RX3i, Rockwell/Allen Bradley Contrologix and Compact-Logix, and Siemens Simatic S7-1500 or S7-300 PLC´s, and upon request using other major reliable brands.

Motor Control Center AC/DC distribution

Motor Control Center AC/DC distribution

Motor Control Center AC/DC distribution

Design, supply, installation and testing of all AC/DC distribution equipment for new or existing powerhouses.
Our product and services package can include size and feature calculation for service station equipment including: transformer, motor control center, AC/DC distribution panels, battery charger(s), battery disconnect switch, batteries and UPS, plus their configuration, installation and commissioning tests.

Shop testing and commissioning<br> 

Shop testing and commissioning
 

Shop testing and commissioning
 

HECI supplies shop or field tests to ensure that existing and installed equipment complies with specifications and is installed according to applicable standards.

Instrumentation<br> <br> 

Instrumentation
 
 

Instrumentation
 
 

Determine the most convenient measurement method is key to prevent operation errors or downtime.
Our experience can supply to get or help you choose the most appropriate component for your application, being it level measurement method and range for accurate level maintenance or flow ramping, up to displacement for vibration calculation and analysis can extend component lifespan.

Networking<br> <br> 

Networking
 
 

Networking
 
 

From a simple network up to a multi-VLAN, multi-protocol, switch-redundant double-ring, communication issues are one of todays most important parts to develop a robust and expandable solution.
A solid communications design helps to provide fault redundancy and expandability and also prevent excess or unnecessary traffic bottlenecks without loosing sight over a secured electronic access point (EAP) for remote connections.

SCADA, HMI and control center<br> 

SCADA, HMI and control center
 

SCADA, HMI and control center
 

Site and project specific operator interfaces (SCADA and HMIs) are designed and configured using reliable non-proprietary software.
Features include: intuitive usage features, one-line schematics, detailed device controls, alarm management and customization, periodic production reporting,
Hydro ECI is a certified Wonderware integrator and also develops with Cimplicity, I-Fix, Citect, Rockwell/Allen Bradley, Siemens Win-CC, Red-Lion, Maple and Kep.

Support<br> <br> 

Support
 
 

Support
 
 

Fast, professional and reliable service support after commissioning is a crucial part at every site.
Hydro-ECI is proud to count with an experienced and professional team to provide such support services either in-site as well as through remote connection to its customers locations.

Trending / Data logging solutions

Trending / Data logging solutions

Trending / Data logging solutions

HECI offers crossplatform data logging solutions, not only through the main scada or the control center, but also through secured remote data collectors which are isolated from powerhouse operation. This allows for third party data acquisition and use through different owner powerhouses, park operators, government agencies, etc.

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