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GE Turbines OPC Server Suite

Easy GE Turbine Control System Integration with DCSs and Historians

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GE Turbines OPC Server from MatrikonOPC is standard off-the-shelf software that provides secure and reliable integration with the GE Turbine Control System. With the GE Turbine OPC Server, users can communicate to a variety of GE Turbine Controllers such as Mark V, Mark VI, Mark Vie, Mark V LM, Mark V B… etc.  
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MODBUS is no longer the preferred method of communicating with GE turbine controllers. GE Turbines OPC Server offers the easiest way to deliver high speed Ethernet connectivity, redundancy, alarms (with millisecond timestamp accuracy) – for any other 3rd party OPC compliant DCSs/historians.

GE Turbines OPC Server uses Ethernet/TCP-IP communications for high performance bi-directional data transfer making it capable of transferring high tag volumes at sub-second update rates. GE Turbines OPC Server integrates GE alarms and events for centralized supervision & effective trouble-shooting with accurate millisecond timestamp accuracy.

OPC Servers available for the suite are:

MarkV Direct MarkV GSM MarkVI Direct MarkVI GSM MarkVI GSM V3 MarkVIe Direct Mark VIe GSM V3
DA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A&E Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Alarms Acknowledgements Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Features & Applications
GE Turbines OPC Server from MatrikonOPC features include:

  • Direct connectivity to the GE Mark turbine controllers - eliminating the need for an iBOX and GSM greatly simplifying migrations to any modern HMI or Historian.
  • Enables you to import controllers’ information from the TCI PC configuration files (Site’s configuration files).
  • Automatic configuration of OPC Server and tag lists using TCI PC configuration files (Site’s configuration files).
  • Single window to entire plant process
  • High speed Ethernet communication for enhanced throughput.
  • Turbine alarm & events consolidation at DCS (with millisecond timestamp accuracy) for centralized management & trouble-shooting
  • High availability through redundancy at multiple levels
  • Bi-directional communication supporting control commands i.e. push buttons / set points from DCS saving hard-wiring
  • GE Turbines OPC Server communication status diagnostics in DCS
  • User-friendly configuration tool
  • Troubleshooting logs.

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Alarm & Event Integration
Turbine alarms can be remotely acknowledged from DCS consoles. Any DCS with OPC AE client can integrate turbine alarms using GE Turbines OPC Server.

Accurate Alarm and Event capture is critical for power plants, especially for troubleshooting turbine trip situations. GE Turbines OPC Server captures SOE in millisecond resolution and consolidates them with DCS SOE without loss or modification of timestamp accuracy. Unlike conventional MODBUS solutions, GE Turbines OPC Server eliminates investments on separate SOE I/O racks.

Advanced Alarm features:

  • Millisecond timestamp resolution
  • Disable and Enable specific Alarms through OPC control items.
  • Alarm information can be retrieved through OPC DA Items.
  • Supports process, diagnostic alarms, and logic events via simple OPC A&E.
  • Turbine Alarm Acknowledgement

Turbine integration parameters

  • Turbine unit control, excitation, synchronization (Supervisory Control)
  • All temperatures (bearing, exhaust, generator etc)
  • Trip status, overspeed protection etc.
  • Auxiliary drives status (vent fans, exhaust blowers, cooling water pumps etc)
  • Vibration status
  • Timers & Counters
  • Flame detection
  • Fuel Stoke Reference (FSR)
  • Start permissive table

OPC Third Certified The GE Turbines OPC Server is OPC Certified!
OPC Certification is the process of ensuring that applications meet the standards specified by the OPC Foundation. OPC Certification requires extensive testing to ensure true interoperability. OPC Certification means multi-vendor system interoperability is guaranteed. If your OPC products are not certified, you need to ask your vendor what sort of guarantees they offer.



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