How predictive diagnostics monitors gas turbines and associated systems to minimize start-up failures
While the prediction of power plant malfunctions tend to focus on diagnosing anomalies in gas turbines, failure on start-up is actually often the result of an issue with an associated system. By offering holistic diagnosis and support for not only turbines but also their associated systems, Mitsubishi Power's Trip Prevention Package, which is part of the TOMONI® intelligent solution, helps to avoid failures on start-up.
Practical solution developed under real-world conditions
The Trip Prevention Package was developed at the T-Point 2 verification GTCC power plant at Mitsubishi Power's Takasago works in Hyogo, which is subjected to the same conditions and operational inputs as a commercial power plant. This pilot plant enables us to offer practical, operator-oriented, intelligent solutions whose reliability is further boosted through daily fine-tuning.
Works with turbine control systems for speedy diagnosis
The diagnostic system runs on an Edge Computing platform installed in the power plant, from which diagnostic information can be obtained. Diagnostic data can also be sent to the cloud, enabling it to be verified remotely via a web application. This ensures that any notifications are not missed, and these alerts are sent to maintenance teams, enabling the formation of an initial response team as soon as possible.
Clear interface offers superior usability
So that plant operators can learn of anomalies and respond as soon as possible, a lot of thought has also gone into the usability of the interface. By displaying information using emojis and graphs, the interface is able to prevent any differences in understanding arising amongst an increasingly diverse workforce.
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No more worries about failure at start-up with new Trip Prevention Package
Occasionally, problems at turbine start-up would trigger protective mechanisms, causing turbines not to start. The operator needed to avoid such failures to ensure the reliability of the power supply. In fact, most of the issues were caused not by the gas turbines themselves, but by other equipment…