Protection system with diagnostic and monitoring functionality.
The IfTA PreCursor for combustion dynamics is an early warning system for gas turbines to prevent damage due to combustion dynamics, particularly in annular combustion chambers of gas turbines.
Advantages of the precursor compared to conventional solutions
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 dangerous combustion dynamics with the Precursor early warning system:
- Detect flame instabilities before high amplitudes occur
- Avoid damage
- Cost savings through stable, clean and efficient operation over a wide load range
The IfTA PreCursor is available as a software module for the IfTA ArgusOMDS Monitoring and Protection System.
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.