Our new PreCursor for combustion dynamics is an early warning system for gas turbines to prevent damage, particularly for annular combustion chambers.
So far protection systems are based on detection of growing combustion dynamics. Until the gas turbine controller reacts, damaging combustion dynamics may occur over extended time periods. On the other hand, the new model-based IfTA PreCursor identifies decreasing stability directly, that is, before any significant oscillation appears. This means a considerable improvement in machine protection: With the IfTA PreCursor gas turbines can run in a most stable, clean and efficient way even over a wide load range.
Detect instabilities earlier
Detect flame instabilities before amplitudes grow and other protection systems react.
React early, before the actual risk of damage and prevent shut downs and the need for repair.
Reduce costs for maintenance, repair and shut downs due to improved machine reliability.