Duke Energy Awards WSC Contract for Major Upgrade to Hines PB4 Combined Cycle Simulator in 2022

The Duke Energy Hines Power Block 4 (PB4) simulator was developed by WSC in 2012 and included Combustion Turbine (CT) and Steam Turbine (ST) virtual GE Mark VI controls with a Cimplicity HMI, and virtual Emerson Ovation controls/HMI for the Balance of Plant (BOP). WSC will update the existing virtual GE controls/HMI to be in sync with the new Mark VIe controls and Cimplicity HMI in the plant and will provide a full emulation of the Ovation DCS controls and HMI.

Additionally, WSC will update the simulator's 3KEYMASTER Instructor Station to access the emulated HMI screens and provide our 3KEYITS Intelligent Tutoring System with PB4-specific lessons based on the lessons developed for Hines PB1-PB3.


  Emulated Ovation HMI Display with Typical ITS Display, Control Box, and Lesson Selection Box