News and Announcements From Doosan HF Controls

News and announcements from Doosan HF Controls

Check this page to learn about new and completed projects, job openings, new hires and more news stories at Doosan HF Controls Corporation.

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May 2021

Doosan HF controls has been approved as a qualified supplier of Shandong Polymer, China

Doosan HF controls has been approved as a qualified supplier of Shandong Polymer Biochemical Engineering Co., Ltd, and listed in Polymer’s supplier management system, as HFC’s safety control/protection system (DCS/SIS) meets supplier management regulations of Shandong Polymer Biochemical Engineering Co.,Ltd. upon review. Shandong Polymer Biochemicals Co., Ltd was founded in 1996 and successfully listed on the Shenzhen Chian Stock Exchange market on September 15, 2010 (stock code: 002476). The company is located in the Yellow River Delta near the Bohai Sea. It is a subsidiary of Changan Group of Shengli Oilfield and a State-level High-Tech enterprise. Polymer has Sharp Energy Co., LTD., Dongying Treasure in Canada's Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Co., LTD., Dongying Polymer Environmental Engineering co., LTD., Xinjiang Environmental Engineering Co., LTD., Polymer International (Hong Kong) Co., LTD., Guangdong Treasure Biological Chemical Co., LTD., Tianjin Bohong Chemical Co., LTD. Business covers oilfield chemicals, oil and gas development, technical services and environmental water treatment.

April 2021

BMS Upgrade for New/Indy Catawba Plant in Catawba, SC

Doosan HFC has been commissioned to upgrade the BMS control system for a paper mill in Catawba, South Carolina. These are recovery and combination boilers that fire gas, oil, black liquor and wood chips. New/Indy Catawba plant has had Doosan HFC equipment installed since 1984 and as technology has advanced over the years has gone through several upgrades, improving plant performance as well as operator interface. The Final Acceptance Testing (FAT) will be completed in Dallas, Texas in November 2021. The current plan for installation of the equipment at the site will be in March 2022.

April 2021

BMS Upgrade for NRG Power Plant in Chalk Point, MD

Doosan HFC has been commissioned to upgrade the BMS control system for a power plant in Chalk Point, South Carolina. This is a large gas/oil, tangential fired, twin furnace C.E. power plant. NRG Chalk Point has had Doosan HFC equipment installed since 1986 and as technology has advanced over the years has gone through several upgrades, improving plant performance as well as operator interface. The Final Acceptance Testing (FAT) was completed in Dallas, Texas in August 2019. The current plan for installation of the equipment at the site will be in September 2021.

March 2021

HFC has acquired its HFC-FPGA Platform Safety Evaluation Report (SER) from the US NRC

On March 2021, Doosan HFC has acquired its HFC-FPGA Platform Safety Evaluation Report (SER) from the US NRC. The US NRC staff has performed extensive review and evaluation on the HFC-FPGA platform and determined that the HFC-FPGA platform is acceptable for use in safety-related Instrumentation and Control systems. This is another important achievement for the company after it had acquired HFC-6000 microprocessor-based platform SER in April 2018. With these achievements, HFC has own both microprocessor-based and FPGA-based platform SERs now, and ready to provide platform I&C applications and services to the industry.

March 2021

HFC Was Awarded PAS Replacement Project in Hanul Unit 5&6

Doosan HFC was officially awarded Plant Annunciator System (PAS) Replacement in Hanul Unit 5&6, South Korea on February 25, 2021. Each identical Unit consists of a Division A and B cabinet assemblies, and six single bay MUX cabinets. Three MUX cabinets that are common to both units, and the Radwaste cabinet which is independent of both units. Each unit is configured with the identical redundant architecture having two identical controller & I/O racks in order to operate and maintain any critical control functions. Hanul Unit 5&6 are South Korean designed two-loop 1000 MWe PWR Generation II nuclear reactors, developed by KHNP and KEPCO. Doosan HFC is using its proven FPC-08 controllers to evaluate and control more than 5,000 I/O points. The delivered PAS will include a Sequence of Event (SOE) system which tracks every input as it changes. This replacement will enhance the Hanul Unit 5&6 plant availability, reliability as well as its monitoring and diagnostic capability with HFC’s modern and robust digital control systems.

August 2020

Harduaganj project bolier lighting up on28th August 2020

The cooperation project between Doosan HFC and Toshiba for supplying and implementing the boiler protection system of the 660MW Harduaganj Thermal Power Station Extension-II, which is owned by Indian Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, bolier lighting up on28th August 2020. Doosan HFC uses its TUV SIL3 certified FPC-08 controller based TMR to implement such a boiler protection system. The FPC-08 controller, along with its comprehensive I/O cards, has been used extensively including all of the Korean Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) ASTS (Automatic Seismic Trip System), KORI NPP Unit 3&4 PAS (Plant Annunciation System), YGN 3&4 NPP Unit 3&4 Interposing Logic System (ILS), and Chinese QinShan NPP Unit 1 SMS (Seismic Monitoring System).

July 2020

Mr. Jongmin Kim Became HFC CEO

Doosan Nuclear Business Group appointed Mr. Jongmin Kim as Doosan HFC new CEO effective July 1, 2020. Mr. Jongmin Kim has contributed significantly to HFC by having taken up roles of Lead Project Engineer, Nuclear Project Engineering Manager, and V.P. of Project Engineering. As new CEO, he will aim at bringing more efficiency to HFC organization to navigate through the new business environment and playing a major role in achieving HFC and Nuclear BG's business goals.

February 2019

HFC 2019 NPIC&HMIT Meeting Participation

Doosan HFC has participated in the 2019 NPIC&HMIT meeting that was held in Orlando, FL from February 9-14, 2019. NPIC&HMIT is the de facto forum for nuclear instrumentation and control (I&C) and human factors engineering (HFE) professionals to meet with leaders in industry and academia, discover the state of the technology, exchange information, and discuss future directions. At the meeting, Doosan HFC has presented a paper titled "Qualification of Logic Conversion Tools for Safety Applications", which provides approaches for qualifying new tools and pre-developed third-party tools in reference to HFC's One-Step automatic logic translation tool. Doosan Nuclear Business Group and Doosan HFC co-presented a paper titled "Design and Implementation of a Modern Rod Control System (RCS)". This modern RCS has replaced the older generation RCS in all South Korean twenty-four (24) Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) owned by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP). In its ten (10) years of operating history, the modernized RCS has not experienced a Single Point of Vulnerability (SPV), which further confirms its robust design and successful implementation.

February 2018

Doosan HFC Hosts International Workshop

Doosan HFC will be hosting the 11th International Workshop on the Applications of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) in Dallas, on October 8th through 11th, 2018. The previous international meetings have attracted significant and increasing interest from nuclear utilities, nuclear safety authorities, technical and scientific support organizations, universities, research and development organizations, and technology suppliers. This series of annual meetings is considered now the most representative international meeting on the given subject. The FPGA workshops contribute to the development of competencies in a specific technical field that remains relatively new to the nuclear industry. In this connection, the annual meetings serve as the basis of a Community of Practice aimed at capturing and transferring knowledge for the wider nuclear community. The continued development of knowledge in this area is essential to the ongoing modernization and new build projects of nuclear instrumentation, control, and safety systems that employ FPGA technology world-wide.

January 2018

Doosan HFC Secures Contract with Toshiba

Doosan HFC has secured a contract with Toshiba for supplying and implementing the boiler protection system of the 660MW Harduaganj Thermal Power Station Extension-II, which is owned by Indian Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited. Doosan HFC uses its TUV SIL3 certified FPC-08 controller based TMR to implement such a boiler protection system. The FPC-08 controller, along with its comprehensive I/O cards, has been used extensively including all of the Korean Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) ASTS (Automatic Seismic Trip System), KORI NPP Unit 3&4 PAS (Plant Annunciation System), YGN 3&4 NPP Unit 3&4 Interposing Logic System (ILS), and Chinese QinShan NPP Unit 1 SMS (Seismic Monitoring System).

June 2016

Plant Annunciator System (PAS) Replacement in Kori, South Korea

Doosan HFC in in the process of finishing the Plant Annunciator System (PAS) for Units 3&4 at Kori, South Korea. These are each 1,000 megawatt nuclear power units. Doosan HFC is using 38 of its FPC-08 controllers to evaluate and control more than 5,000 points. At the same time Doosan HFC upgraded an old PAS system, Doosan HFC included a Sequence of Event (SOE) system which tracks every input as it changes. The SOE system can detect a change down to 125 microseconds. After figuring in potential de-bounce of input contacts, the system looks at a 1mS resolution. As per customer input, to eliminate possible false inputs due to noise on field wires, the system will reject any input signal less than 4.5mS in duration.

November 2014

Doosan HFC Participates in Petrochemical Automation Association Meeting

HF Controls participated the 13th Chinese Annual Petro-Chemical Automation Association Meeting in Wuxi, China with a booth from Nov 12 thru 15 to promote Doosan HFC SIS products. At the same time, HF Controls is looking for potential strategic OEM partners for it. There were many inquiries from local companies about possibilities of join effort to promote our SIS products for Petro-Chemical industry.

November 2014

Doosan HFC Welcomes Shanghai Regeon

Welcome Shanghai Regeon Electric Company (Regeon) as one of our strategic partner for promoting HF Controls’ nuclear safety I&C products in China. Regeon has a lot of experiences in supplying I&C equipment to both nuclear and non-nuclear applications. The company has a strong engineering team and experienced manufacturing department.

July 2013

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