Alstom Power upgrades aging turbine controls,
yielding higher reliability and efficiency, utilizing
GE PACSystems RX7i.
Recently, a major paper manufacturer selected Alstom Power to overhaul an aging turbine generator that powers one of its mills, using technology from GE Automation. With the newly retrofitted
generator and faster controls, the plant has been able to increase reliability and efficiency by optimizing turbine start-ups and performance, and constantly monitoring and adjusting for thermal
design constraints. Additionally, the plant has been able to reduce maintenance and spare parts costs, improve diagnostics for less downtime and faster return to service, improve regulatory reporting,
and provide nearly 100% uptime to power its mill.