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Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; representative director and CEO: Takashi Tsukioka; hereinafter ???Idemitsu Kosan???), NYK Trading Corporation (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; president and representative director: Keiji Tsuchiya) and NYK Line (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Tadaaki Naito) are pleased to announce that the three companies have been successful in the joint development of ???ULTY-V plus???, which has equipped AI and IoT features into the ???ULTY-V???, a control optimization system for coal fired boilers. From October of this year, sales will start for domestic and overseas power stations and factories, commencing with the customers of the three companies.

Fluctuations in fuel supply often cause boilers used in power plants and factories to operate in an unstable manner. ???ULTY-V??? is a system that can optimize the combustion control of boilers by being connected to the boiler control system, and can reduce fuel consumption through the realization of stable plant operation.

We have developed the ???ULTY-V plus??? equipped with AI and IoT features that autonomously carry out a series of operations of self-measurement, self-analysis and self-assessment in addition to the existing combustion control features in the ???ULTY-V???.

Through the use of AI, the subtle time-dependent changes of the boiler characteristics can be captured, and the boiler can be controlled to a high degree of precision based on internally accumulated data, and this increased control can lead to even greater optimization of performance.

Furthermore, due to the equipping of IoT features, it is possible to coordinate a remote supervision system of operation data, on-site cameras and small data loggers (*) on a network. We will evaluate the plant???s optimal control operating conditions by accumulating boiler data in real time through the utilization of Idemitsu Kosan???s highly efficient coal combustion technology and quality evaluation method for each brand, and develop various technical services including operational guidance to further improve combustion and economical efficiency as well as reduce the burden on the environment.

Our three companies hope that from here on we are able to contribute to the prevention of global warming and the realization of a sustainable society, by reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through the spread of ???ULTY-V plus???, both inside and outside the country.

* Data logger: A device to record various data measured and collected by sensors.



 [Outline of ULTY-V plus]

  • Product name: Control optimization system for coal boilers, ULTY-V plus
  • Target facilities: Coal boilers (pulverized coal-fired, fluidized bed combustion), and all other types of boilers
  • Target fuels: Coal fired, coal/biomass fired, coal/byproduct fuel fired, heavy oil/byproduct fuel fired
  • Fuel reduction ratio: 1.0% and above
  • Installed record of ULTY-V: 54 (as of May 31, 2017)