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Gas turbine automation

Valmet offers the convenience and simplicity of a stand-alone gas turbine control combined with the thoroughness of a fully integrated system that delivers protection and condition monitoring, along with precise control of your turbine. By integrating gas turbine control, protection, and scalable information management into an easily deployed turbine retrofit package, Valmet gets you back in the game quickly with new tools. No more black boxes are used and you will get a deeper insight into the machine with Valmet's solution.

The turbine automation gives you control of all aspects of turbine functionality

Features

All turbine controls easily accessed:

  • Speed control
  • Load control
  • Emission control
  • Exhaust temperature control
  • Inlet temperature control
  • Combustion control
  • Fuel control as well as dual fuel control
  • Automatic start-up, shutdown and cooldown
  • Remote control

Integrated system performance:

  • Redundancy at all levels
  • Overspeed protection
  • High exhaust temperature monitoring
  • Machine protection
  • Machine condition monitoring
  • Performance monitoring
  • Simulator for testing and training
  • Remote combustion and vibration monitoring and support

Benefits

  • Open platform, no black boxes
  • Control and protection in one system
  • High availability
  • Easy and cost-effective maintenance

Customer success stories

Modernization of the gas turbine control system at K+S Kali GmbH in Germany

Modernization of the gas turbine control system at K+S Kali GmbH in Germany

K+S KALI GmbH has decided to upgrade the turbine controls at six Solar Taurus 60S gas turbines with the control system Valmet DNA made by Valmet.

One-stop-shop for turbine control

One-stop-shop for turbine control

Valmet’s offer for the growing retrofit market is a one-stop-shop approach to a control system for the entire shaft. Customers benefit from a unique combination of knowledge and flexibility that adds value when it comes to an open solution that provides high system availability and cost effectiveness.

Solar gas turbine controller retrofit at Lahti Energy

Solar gas turbine controller retrofit at Lahti Energy

There are hundreds of Solar gas turbines at power plants around the world. Valmet has developed a total concept for gas, steam and hydro turbine controllers that creates a deeper view into the process and improves turbine reliability and availability. One recent successful retrofit case comes from Lahti Energy Ltd.

GE Frame 6 automation retrofit at Lahti Energy

GE Frame 6 automation retrofit at Lahti Energy

Higher reliability and a deeper view into the process – that’s definitely what Lahti Energy got when Valmet delivered a demanding automation retrofit to the company’s GE Frame 6 gas turbine. Unlike before, a massive amount of information is now available to all involved in the process, enabling continuous follow-up and proactive measures.

We want to be known for our one-stop-shop approach as an automation supplier. A customer can get everything from turbine control, to machine and vibration monitoring, generator control and hydraulic upgrades. It’s very easy for the customer to have one lead engineer, one project manager and one company to talk to.”
Tom Bäckman, Business Manager, Turbine automation, Valmet