NewTek Sensor Solutions
Power plants have very precise control schemes for valve position for maximized operating efficiency. Because a typical power plant can contain hundreds of valves that control the flow of steam, gas and water in conjunction with different control systems, plant operators must always know their position. NewTek LVDT Position Sensors enable precise monitoring and control of valves so turbines operate efficiently with minimal wasted energy. While some power plant applications only monitor if a valve is open or closed at start up and shut down, some operations need to know the exact position to ensure valves are opened or closed to the right degree. For example, certain power generation operations might require that governor and throttle valves be open by 25 or 40 percent.