A power plant with an optimum design saves its operator a lot of money. ALPRO is the software the power plant engineers from Alstom use for this task. It graphically records the power plant layout and physical parameters and calculates the station’s efficiency.
Alstom decided to have this software redeveloped based on the .NET technology, as the Data Management was outmoded and expensive to service. Zühlke was familiar with this section of the program and was therefore contracted to handle the migration. Zühlke engineers also further refined the existing software in line with customer specifications.
The reason Zühlke was so familiar with AlpView, the CAD section of ALPRO, was that it had cared for this section of the software for years. Drawing on this technology and domain expertise, the team quickly created a .NET prototype of AlpView.