Gas Turbine Efficiency Introduces Automated Tuning of Gas Turbines and a New Monitoring and Diagnostics Center for Power Generation Clients

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Clients will benefit from GTE’s experience in gas turbines with their new cutting-edge remote Monitoring and Diagnostics center.

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The ECOMAX™ solution, combined with our new state-of-the-art Monitoring and Diagnostics center allows us to bring critical information to the customer’s operating decision point – offering faster, more optimized solutions.

Gas Turbine Efficiency, plc (AIM: GTE), a leader in energy and aviation products and services, announces the commercial release of the ECOMAX ™ Automated Tuning System family of products and Monitoring and Diagnostic (M&D) services for the full product portfolio. The ECOMAX ™ product line and M&D service provides power plant operators with a proactive and customizable performance monitoring of gas turbines that eliminates onsite gas turbine tuning, optimizes performance and increases reliability.

The application of ECOMAX™ and the monitoring of gas turbine performance helps to optimize the performance of power plants, through the application of decision support systems, designed to augment existing processes. Benefits manifest themselves in the form of increased power output, efficiency gains, emissions reduction, reduced maintenance and life extension of critical, high value turbine parts.

“It is a team effort that links the capabilities of GTE with the customer’s control room, for a win-win relationship”, says Steven Zwolinski, Chief Executive Officer at GTE. “The ECOMAX™ solution, combined with our new state-of-the-art Monitoring and Diagnostics center allows us to bring critical information to the customer’s operating decision point – offering faster, more optimized solutions.”

The M&D center provides the power plant operator with a proactive method of monitoring their major equipment. The variances in fuel, ambient conditions and combustion dynamics that have typically been managed by manually tuning gas turbines are processed by the ECOMAX™ platform in real time and are acted upon automatically. In addition, GTE’s M&D center provides real-time monitoring and notification services for identification of emerging issues.

ECOMAX™ allows plant operators to set an operational objective for their turbine. Biases can be selected for output, emissions and parts life—giving the operator unprecedented flexibility and control. Pre-set software switches allow for quick and easy switching between operating modes. ECOMAX™ is completely integrated into the plants existing control system.

At first glance, GTE’s innovative M&D center resembles the main bridge on the starship Enterprise, and the features that make up its monitoring technology are equally impressive. The center’s most noticeable feature is its multiple LCD monitors, which can give engineers and customers in training a real-time, in-depth look into the performance of gas turbines in multiple international locations.

“The technology behind the M&D center allows GTE to remotely monitor from several locations and provide routine follow-up on any performance anomalies from its Orlando, Florida location; with 24/7 coverage by experienced engineers.” says Thomas Wagner CTO at GTE. “After several installations at multiple sites with proven validation, documentation and customer satisfaction of the results, we are pleased to now offer these products and services to a wider group of clients.”

To learn more, a quick-read case study and product brochure can be downloaded in the Media Center section of GTE’s corporate website and blog. GTE will be exhibiting at Power Gen 2009, the largest energy industry convention in North America, on December 8-10, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.

About GTE:
Gas Turbine Efficiency designs, manufactures and supplies proprietary cleantech energy saving and performance enhancing solutions to the power generation, oil & gas and aviation industries. The company’s extensive portfolio of patented cleantech solutions save fuel, reduce emissions, increase availability, and extend turbine and parts life. The Group also provides solutions for burning a wider variety and quality of fuels such as liquefied natural gas, clean coal, and alternative fuel blends. Products and services developed by our world-class technology team include compressor cleaning and power augmentation systems; fuels management systems; combustion design, repair, upgrade and monitoring; and fluid and control auxiliaries.
For more information about Gas Turbine Efficiency plc, its products and services please visit http://www.gtefficiency.com.

For more information:
Megan Thomas
Director of Communications
Gas Turbine Efficiency
media (at) gtefficiency.com
Phone: 407.304.5236

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