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  • Aeroderivative 4-Hour Lockout Avoidance

    GE’s upgrade solution mitigates the 4-hour lockout period required on LM2500 and LM6000 packages after a hot shutdown when the unit is not restarted during the defined period within the control system. For non-critical trips, modifications to the hydraulic system and controls allow for a safe restart without requiring an operator to enter the package to check the condition of the rotor.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Safety
  • Aeroderivative Anti-Icing System Upgrade

    Inlet icing can occur on LM series turbines at temperatures less than 40˚F (4.4˚C) and humidity greater than 65%. Ice formation can lead to restrictions in the inlet system resulting in possible damage to package and turbine equipment. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Aeroderivative Asset Performance Management

    Asset Performance Management leverages cutting edge technology to monitor the performance, health and the safety of your gas turbine by GE experts in order to reduce down time, avoid engine damage and remotely resolve issues. This upgrade allows 24 x 7 access to operating data and advisory services.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Safety
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Asymmetric Diffuser - LM2500

    Aeroderivative gas turbine generators may face special requirements regarding footprint and space restrictions; these restrictions can lead to pressure losses downstream of the power turbine.  The pressure losses affect engine output and fuel consumption.

    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Generator Excitation Control & Regulation Upgrade

    The EX2100e excitation control is GE's advanced platform for generator excitation systems. The EX2100e builds on the EX2100 experience of over 1,200 units in gas, steam, and hydro applications for new units and upgrades, in addition to GE’s 40 years of experience with over 6,000 excitation systems in 70 countries. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Mark VIE Control System Upgrade

    Upgrade consists of replacing both the chassis and software of Fuel Controller and Sequencer new hardware and software for the Mark VIe. The system interfaces with the existing field devices and on-engine hardware that provide core fuel control, package sequencing, and protection. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Controls Upgrade - Micronet Plus

    Upgrade consists of replacing both the chassis and software of Fuel Controller and Sequencer new hardware and software for the MicroNet™ Plus. The system interfaces with the existing field devices and on-engine hardware that provide core fuel control, package sequencing, and protection. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Fuel Controller Upgrade - RX3I

    Upgrade consists of replacement of the current Fuel Controller, Sequencer, Chassis and Software using new hardware and software for RX3i. The system will interface with existing field devices and on-engine hardware, providing core fuel control, package sequencing and protection.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Direct Drive Fan Upgrade

    Regular maintenance of turbine and generator enclosure fans could cause over-tensioning, over-loading of bearings, and fan failure. The direct-drive fan is a drop-in replacement upgrade for belt-driven fans for GE packages

    • Increase Uptime
  • Evaporative Cooler System Upgrade

    The evaporative cooling system provides a power output and efficiency increase for sites with high ambient temperatures and low relative humidity. The system will cool compressor intake air through humidification, raising relative humidity and lowering the inlet temperature. Inlet air cooling increases the air mass flow rate and compressor functionality, resulting in higher turbine output power and efficiency.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Startup Upgrade - Fast Start

    The Fast Start upgrade includes software and hardware modifications to enable the LM6000 to reach full load in 5, 8, or 10 minutes – at the user’s option. NOx water injection is enabled at synchronous idle speed and full SPRINT power requires an additional 30 to 45 seconds. 

    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
  • Fire Protection Panel Upgrade

    An outdated fire panel can be replaced with an updated, NFPA-compliant fire protection panel. The new system is mounted in the turbine control panel and monitors gas and flame sensors located in the turbine and generator to detect hydrocarbon-based fires, accumulation of combustible gases, and other potentially explosive conditions.

     

    • Increase Uptime
    • Safety
    • Meet Regulatory Requirements
  • Fuel Flexibility Upgrade - LM2500

    This upgrade provides the capability to run either on gas or liquid fuel, with or without water injection for NOx control. The modifications consider the addition of dual-fuel manifolds with water injection capability, including metering, shut off valves, boost skid and controls update as needed.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
  • Fuel Flexibility Upgrade - LM6000

    This upgrade provides the capability to run either on gas or liquid fuel, with or without water injection for NOx control.  The modification includes the addition of dual-fuel manifolds with water injection capability, dual fuel nozzles, metering valves, shut off valves, liquid fuel boost skid and control system updates as-needed. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) Software

    The Human Machine Interface (HMI) is the graphical operator interface to the control system.  The HMI applications software allows the user to effectively control the gas turbine during operation, as well as to monitor live and historical turbine operating data.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LM6000 Hybrid EGT™

    The LM6000 Hybrid EGTTM is a two-part solution involving the installation of a battery energy storage system from Current, powered by GE, followed by upgrades to a GE LM6000 to integrate the two systems.  This first-of-its-kind system will allow the turbine to operate in standby mode without using fuel and enable immediate response to changing energy dispatch needs.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling System Upgrade

    An inlet chilling system (chiller + inlet coils) will cool the compressor intake air, increasing the air density and engine output. The chiller units can reject the heat via water cooling towers or air cooled heat exchangers.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Liquid to Dual Fuel Upgrade - LM2500

    This upgrade provides the capability to run either on gas or liquid fuel, with or without water injection for NOx control. The modifications consider the addition of dual-fuel manifolds with water injection capability, including metering, shut off valves, boost skid and controls update as needed.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
  • Liquid to Dual Fuel Upgrade - LM6000

    This upgrade provides the capability to run either on gas or liquid fuel, with or without water injection for NOx control.  The modification includes the addition of a gas fuel manifold with water injection capability, dual fuel nozzles, metering valves, shut off valves, and control system updates as-needed.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
  • LM2500 Base to Plus/Plus G4

    LM2500 models can be updated to the current LM2500+ or LM2500+G4 configuration for enhanced output and improved thermal efficiency. The upgrade can be performed through the following options:

    • Convert existing engine with a modification kit so that it exhibits the same performance as the production +/+G4 model
    • Replace the existing engine with a production LM2500 +/+G4
    • Increase Power Output
  • LM2500 SAC to DLE

    Convert your LM2500 SAC gas turbine to DLE technology and reach NOx levels as low as 15ppm for some models, eliminate water consumption for NOx control, and improve thermal efficiency.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LM5000 to LM6000 Gas Turbine Upgrade

    This upgrade replaces your existing LM5000 gas turbine with a newer model LM6000 that has higher simple cycle output & efficiency. The LM6000 fleet also has higher reliability/ avaiability levels than the LM5000 fleet.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LM6000 Gas Turbine Peak Performance Upgrade

    The Peak Performance Upgrade enables the LM60000PC to achieve up to 5% additional output over current nominal power through peak firing. This capability is available within the T2 range of 45F to 85F. OEM controls system and S7 fuel core software are required.

    • Increase Power Output
  • LM6000 Gas Turbine DLE Conversion Upgrade

    LM6000PB and LM6000PD models can be converted to the latest in LM6000 DLE technology, integrating developments in output, efficiency, durability and reliability. Options include exchanging the existing engine or converting the existing engine through a modification kit.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LM6000 Gas Turbine SAC Conversion Upgrade

    LM6000PA and LM6000PC models can be converted to the latest in LM6000 SAC technology, integrating developments in output, durability, and reliability. Options include exchanging the existing engine or converting the existing engine through a modification kit.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LM6000 Gas Turbine S7 Fuel Core Software Upgrade

    S7 is the latest fuel core that enables all previous and new software updates. These updates are designed to improve the reliability, availability, and performance of the gas turbine. The S7 software block change introduces improvements in Primary Frequency Control (PFC) for grid stability, new Dry Low Emissions (DLE) mapping capabiliites to reduce seasonal mapping needs, and additional trip reduction and reliability updates. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Meet Regulatory Requirements
  • LM6000 Gas Turbine SAC to DLE Conversion Upgrade

    Convert LM6000PA or LM6000PC to DLE technology and reach NOx levels as low as 15ppm, eliminate water consumption for NOx control and improve heat rate levels.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LM6000PC Gas Turbine Uprate

    Advanced materials and higher firing temperatures of the LM6000PG are introduced to the  LM6000PC package, enabling greater operational flexibility to LM6000 operators.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Increase Uptime
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LMS100PA+ Upgrade

    The first generation LMS100 combines proven heavy-duty frame and aviation engine technology to deliver over 100 MW of power. But, as electricity consumption grows, so must the ability to deliver power without affecting the heat rate, emissions, or reliability. This upgrade will increase airflow function into the gas turbine resulting in more power and higher efficiency.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Water Wash Upgrade

    This high flow water wash system increases the effectiveness of online water washes by washing the Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) and the High Pressure Compressor (HPC) independently, minimizing the engine performance degradation caused by compressor fouling. By maintaining compressor cleanliness, this system can extend or eliminate the need to shut down to perform an offline water wash.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Primary Frequency Control Upgrade

    Primary Frequency Control (PFC) enables a customized frequency response to maintain grid stability. The PFC frequency response algorithm replaces the tuning of regular droop speed controls, which are standard on any turbine. The algorithm is customized to meet specific grid requirements and can enable operation of plant equipment continuously between 47-52 Hz.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Enhance Operational Flexibility
    • Meet Regulatory Requirements
  • Aeroderivative Gas Turbine RAD-RAD SAC Combustor Upgrade

    The Rad-Rad (Radial-Radial Swirlers) combustor is GE’s latest SAC combustor design for the LM6000. The new combustor features redesigned primary and secondary swirlers to alleviate issues with the anti-rotation tabs and coating loss, extending the life of both the combustor and downstream components.

    • Increase Uptime
  • Remote Variable Stator Vanes Monitoring Upgrade

    A Linear Variable Differential Transducer (LVDT) system is installed that allows remote monitoring of the Variable Stator Vanes (VSV) positions without having to enter the package and take manual readings during engine operation.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Safety
    • Improve Efficiency
  • LM6000 Spray Intercooling (Sprint) for Power Augmentation

    SPRINT (SPray INTercooling) increases the power output of the LM6000 gas turbine by cooling the combustion air, resulting in a higher mass flow through the Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) and the High Pressure Compressor (HPC). 

    • Increase Power Output
    • Improve Efficiency
  • TDI Turbine Clutch Upgrade - LM2500

    This upgrade to the hydraulic starter clutch allows the existing starting system to operate with improved reliability and availability.  It replaces the Hilliard® clutch with a new, TDI® sprag clutch.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Sump Evacuation Gas Turbine Upgrade

    The Sump Evacuation System (SES) restores the required differential pressure in the DE bearing sumps to prevent oil leaks during low power operation, engine load rejects, or trips from high power. This leakage could lead to internal Turbine Rear Frame (TRF) coking. 

    • Improve Maintainability
  • Thrust Balance Valve Removal

    The Thrust Balance Valve (TBV) is replaced with an on-engine tube and an in-line plate orifice. Corresponding control system software modifications are made along with the hardware installation. The orifice plate is used to passively control pressure in the piston cavity to regulate the axial position of the low pressure rotor system and the loading of the No. 1 bearing, eliminating the potential for mechanical failures associated with the TBV.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Variable Inlet Guide Vanes, with EFS

    Variable Inlet Guide Vanes (VIGV) regulate airflow into the Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) to optimize turbine efficiency at part loads.  Together with the Enhanced Flow and Speed (EFS) upgrade, VIGVs can also increase power at full load. 

    • Increase Power Output
    • Improve Efficiency
  • Vibration System Upgrade

    The Bently Nevada 3500 Vibration Monitoring System provides continuous, online vibration monitoring for machinery-protection applications. This is the latest vibration system from BN that reduces non-critical trips, including noise-driven and transient vibration shutdowns and nuisance vibration alarms/trips during start-up.

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Water Injection for NOx Reduction

    For non-Dry Low Emissions (DLE) turbines without a NOx abatement system, a water injection system can be added that lowers NOx emissions to 25 ppm (gas fuel) or 42 ppm (liquid fuel).  This system injects demineralized water into the combustor through the fuel nozzles to regulate the combustor flame temperature and lower NOx emissions.

    • Increase Power Output
    • Lower Environmental Footprint
  • Xtend™ Hot Section Upgrade - DLE

    The XtendTM Hot Section for LM2500 Base DLE 1.0 engines increase the hot section life to 50,000 hours, reduces lifecycle costs, and increases site availability. By utilizing advanced hot section technology from the LM2500+G4, the XtendTM DLE has improved materials, coatings, and enhanced secondary cooling. Additionally, the XtendTM DLE combustor and fuel nozzle kit is available as an option for gas only applications. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability
  • Xtend™ Hot Section Upgrade - SAC

    The XtendTM Hot Section for LM2500 Base SAC engines increase the hot section life to 50,000 hours, reduces lifecycle costs, and increases site availability. By utilizing advanced hot section technology from the LM2500+G4, the XtendTM SAC has improved materials, coatings, and enhanced secondary cooling. Additionally, the XtendTM SAC combustor and fuel nozzle kit is available as an option for gas/dry applications. 

    • Increase Uptime
    • Improve Maintainability

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