Pneumatic actuator replacement
TECS have been requested by a customer, a producer of plastics, Latex and Rubber, to upgrade the controls and pneumatic actuator on their Coppus Murray Steam Turbine, which is utilised to drive a compressor.
Turbine Cogen Control Upgrade

Turner ECS has built two control panels for the Fiat Mirafiori car assembly plant in Italy. Each system controls a 27MW steam turbine mechanically coupled to a 40 MW gas turbine driving a generator. The new panels replace the obsolete Woodward 43027 and 501 controllers by MicroNet Plus with a touch screen HMI. The steam turbine’s I/H converters were replaced by Woodward’s CPC-II.


The steam turbine is started using steam of an auxiliary boiler and acts as a starting motor for the gas turbine. As soon as the gas turbine achieves lite-off, the gas turbine control takes over and synchronizes the generator to the grid. Once synchronized, cogeneration is achieved as steam flow to the turbine transfers from the auxiliary boiler to the waste heat boiler and the steam turbine runs under inlet/extraction control.

Woodward GAP Add-Ins
A solution, called add-ins, has now been developed by Turner ECS which complies with the requirements of conservation of existing functionality while at the same time fulfilling the need of advanced modern interfacing.

For many GAP applications running in the field today it is not possible to display the steam map, surge map or start up curves. In addition, often the alarm annunciation is not compatible with OPC communication meaning descriptions and time stamps are not transferred. Many of these applications are written using older GAP versions and are in need of upgrades.

Even if Turner ECS has modern standard software libraries that could be a perfect solution for these upgrades, most customers are reluctant to modify too deeply their application which has been running for many years without major issues.

That being said, often customers regret not having modern interfacing and visualization tools but consider the risk of upgrading too high, regardless of any guarantees and warranty given.

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