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Advanced Generator Protection

Systems Engineering > Power Generation & Control

Advanced Generator Protection System

The Advanced Generator Protection (AGP) system was developed jointly by Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) and Transocean, the world's largest offshore drilling contractor. The first of its kind in the world, AGP is a paradigm shift in the way power plants operate and are protected.

The system relies upon existing performance characteristics inherent in all power plants that depend upon multiple generators feeding a common bus. The individual performance of each generator is monitored against the properties of the common bus to identify deviations from the expected operation. These might be symptoms of serious fault conditions or, alternatively, early warning signals of developing problems. Importantly, the AGP system is able to discriminate the root cause of a problem and properly isolate the affected equipment before the fault results in a cascade-type failure of the plant.