Staying In Tune

US$5.5 million agreement to manage Frame 7FA combustion systems

Posted on December 2, 2013

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a contract – consisting of multiple ECOMAX combustion tuning systems and combustion dynamics monitoring systems (CDMS) for a fleet of 7FA gas turbines – by one of the largest Southeast U.S. power providers.

The company said the ECOMAX is a stand-alone, real-time automatic combustion management system that safely returns control and optimization of the combustion process to the operator. It enables the customer to maximize turbine output without increasing emissions and to remain compliant under North American Electric Reliability (NERC) regulations, Wood Group said.

The automated tuning technology was installed at two sites in 2013, with the remaining three sites scheduled for 2014.