Control system retrofit
A control system retrofit or re-commissioning will improve gas turbine reliability, increase availability. More control over your systems and better maintainability will reduce gas turbine operation & maintenance costs.
Obsolete systems are a constraint for reliable operations. For the replacement of your obsolete gas turbine controls, VBR provides retrofits with Woodward or Allen-Bradley plc control systems.
Control system issues?
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Woodward and Allen-Bradley
Obsolete control systems are a serious constraint for reliable gas turbine operation. To replace obsolete and mature control systems VBR provides retrofits with Woodward or Allen-Bradley plc control systems. A gas turbine control system retrofit provides owners and operators of aero derivative gas turbines a higher level of reliability and availability.
The Allen Bradley plc control system can be a cost effective alternative for an OEM control system without compromising on reliability or maintainability.
During the retrofit VBR will provide the required hardware, software, installation & commissioning. On request we can add training of your personnel on how to operate the new system too. A well-prepared control system retrofit can be performed on-site in 14 consecutive working days. Our qualified controls engineers with extensive knowledge and experience with regard to the required configuration, commissioning and testing will ensure an optimal operation of the gas turbine.
Human machine Interfaces (HMIs)
When VBR implements gas turbine control system retrofits we prefer to include so-called High Performance HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) with advanced visualization options. We also can integrate the new generation HMI’s in your existing OEM control systems.
Retrofitting old or obsolete control systems brings a number of advantages:
- prevent control system failures
- you will become less depending on the availability of obsolete parts
- optimize reliability, availability, performance & maintainability
- better interfaces with more data and clearere visualizations
- enhanced possibilities for DECIDE remote system support
A well-performed gas turbine control system retrofit will pay itself back in only a few years time.
For further information about the benefits of retrofitting obsolete or mature gas turbine control systems please contact us.