BBA

Operation and Maintenance Support for Independant Power Producers

BBA has a long history with the operation and maintenance support of IPP sites ranging from co-generation facilities to wind farms and run-of-the-river hydro sites. Our team is uniquely positioned to support operating sites given our technical background as designers and engineers-of-record for these facilities combined with our field experience gained through initial testing and commissioning and ongoing routine testing and maintenance mandates. We draw upon operational experience at IPP and larger-power facilities to help deliver optimal support on an as-needed basis, from minor technical consultation about operational issues or minor expansions through to full-scale modernization project s.

ON-SITE SERVICES

  • Protection relay testing
  • AVR testing and configuration
  • Electrical equipment testing
    • power transformers
    • instrument transformers (CTs, PTs)
    • generator circuit breakers
    • medium-voltage switchgear
    • AC station service (diesel generation, turbinettes)
    • DC station service (chargers, battery banks)
  • Specialized measurements
  • Control system troubleshooting and commissioning
  • Work inspection and supervision
  • Personnel training

EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • 24/7 support under a service-level agreement
  • Immediate response via remote support
  • Troubleshooting with on-site operations

ENGINEERING SUPPORT

  • Owner’s engineer representative
  • Operation and maintenance manuals
  • Protection system modifications and upgrades
  • Control system modifications and upgrades
  • Communication system upgrades

PROCUREMENT SERVICES

  • Equipment selection
  • Bid analysis and recommendation
  • Review of manufacturer drawings
  • Factory acceptance tests (FAT)
  • Spare parts recommendations

OPERATIONS TECHNICAL SUPPORT

  • Production data management
  • On-site and off-site data historians
  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Training programs

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SERVICES

  • Legacy PLC systems: Allen Bradley SLC500 and PLC5, Modicon 984 and Compact, Siemens TI505
  • New PLC systems: Rockwell ControlLogix, Schneider Quantum (Concept and Unity) and M340, Siemens S7
  • HMI (SCADA) systems: Alstom Hydrocom, Invensys Wonderware, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk, PanelView and RSView, Schneider Citect
  • Protection relays: ABB, Basler, GE/Multilin, Micom/Areva, SEL
  • Governors: Alstom, Woodward
  • Exciters and AVRs: ABB, Basler, Cutler Hammer, GE
  • In-plant and external instrumentation: flow, level, pressure, temperature, vibration
  • Communication systems (serial and ethernet): cellular, fibre-optic, power line carrier, radio, satellite