LADWP Contract Award

WSC was awarded a contract to upgrade the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Valley Generating Station Simulator. Valley is a 525 MWe, 2x1 combined cycle plant with two GE Frame 7FA Gas Turbines, two Alstom Triple Pressure HRSGs and one GE D11 Steam Turbine. The upgrade will consist of the migration of the Gas Turbine and Auxiliary Models to 3KEYMASTER FlowBase, a Hydraulic Modeling Network Tool providing a high fidelity simulation of fluid systems. WSC will also upgrade the HRSG, ST and BOP Models to the latest version of FlowBase as well as the Electrical Distribution System to the latest Electrical Tool. In addition to updating the simulator modeling tools, WSC will update the Emulated DCS logic and HMI to match the current plant configuration. The hardware on which the simulator has run since 2006 will also be replaced. Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) lessons on the plant start-up will be provided to enhance the simulator training capabilities.