Modernise and retrofit turbine controls
Because overall production and plant safety are so dependent on turbomachinery performance, failures and unplanned outages can take a major toll in lost production and repair. Often, simply modernising and retrofitting turbine controls can restore machine performance, improving production and profitability.
Turbomachinery control solutions for oil and gas industry
Receive comprehensive compressor control solutions including anti-surge, performance, and load sharing. A plant’s most critical capital investment, turbine upgrades advance both performance and safety. Unplanned downtime, however, can incur significant costs in lost production and repair. Our highly reliable turbomachinery controls (TMCs) protect turbine assets and enhance productivity, safety, and lifecycle operations.
Turbomachinery control solutions for power industry
Obtain generator control solutions, including power control and automatic voltage regulation (AVR). Since overall production and safety are tied to a plant’s turbomachinery, it often represents the most critical capital equipment investment. Unplanned outages or failures incur significant costs in terms of lost production and repair; therefore, enhancing TMC performance improves production capability and overall profitability.
Turbomachinery control for mechanical retrofit
Extend the life of turbomachinery control (TMC) equipment and improve overall reliability with mechanical retrofit upgrades. Turbine-driven process plants must operate smoothly for a decade or more. This requires robust controls, reliable mechanical components, avoidance of spurious trips, and capabilities for online repair and testing. Enhancing visualisation, diagnostics, and simulation also helps extend time between turnarounds.
Turbomachinery digital and control services
Benefit from a full spectrum of engineering and consulting services developed over decades of turbomachinery control experience. Maximising return on turbomachinery assets requires continually optimising turbine efficiency. By constantly monitoring the health of rotating equipment, plant managers and business owners can boost reliability, improve safety, stay compliant with emerging standards, and extend time between shutdowns.
1. Where are turbomachines used?
Nearly every form of renewable energy with machinery necessitates the use of turbomachinery. Be it compressors, blowers, vents, pumps, or turbines – such turbomachinery solutions include a range of essential components for applications in producing, storing, or supplying renewable energy. Broadly, turbomachines are divided into two categories: the first is used to produce power. It includes steam turbines, hydraulic turbines, and gas turbines. The second is to increase the working fluid’s total pressure by consuming power. It includes pumps, compressors, and fans. With the widespread utilisation of turbomachinery process solutions and advancements in the field, it is imperative to have the best-in-class turbomachinery control and process solutions to ensure optimum performance and achieve energy goals.
2. What is turbomachinery used for?
Turbine, generator, compressor, and drive solutions, along with mechanical retrofit competencies and an extensive range of turbomachinery solutions, enable operational excellence and optimised safety. Turbomachinery can be used for power generation, automotive processes, aerospace systems, and other applications across different industries. Schneider Electric provides turbomachinery process solutions for general purpose and critical applications, improving safety and operational efficiency while enabling enhanced performance monitoring and asset management.
3. Why are turbomachinery solutions essential?
Turbine-powered process facilities must run continuously for a decade or more. This necessitates solid controls, reliable mechanical components, the avoidance of false trips, and the ability to repair and perform tests online. Mechanical retrofit solutions can extend the life of turbomachinery control equipment and enhance overall dependability by improving visualisation, diagnostics, and simulations – helping enhance operational efficiency by ensuring quicker turnarounds. Schneider Electric offers robust turbomachinery solutions, including software, safety systems, controllers, such as EcoStruxure Triconex Safety Systems, EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS, PLA, PACs, dedicated controllers, and Human Machine Interface.