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Standard and Custom Gas Turbine Controls


Woodward is the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of energy control solutions, including governors, actuators, and controls for industrial engines, turbines, and power equipment.

Woodward’s innovative controls and fuel delivery systems ensure engines and turbines deliver cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable performance for power generation, oil and gas, and industrial markets. Woodward’s technologies and services enhance energy conversion of renewable and fossil fuels, energy extraction and distribution, electric power generation and electric power distribution. With a combination of combustion control, motion control, and electronic controls technologies, Woodward enables more responsible energy use by reducing emissions, improving fuel utilization, and enabling power system integration.


Flex500 Digital Control for Turbines, Engines, or Compressors

The Flex500 control system is a custom programmed industrial hardware platform that offers robust, low-cost control for a wide variety of turbine, engine, and compressor applications. Designed to function as a distributed control system, Woodward-based RTCnet™ and/or LINKnet HT™ distributed I/O modules can be used to expand the number and type of input and output signals as required. Ethernet, serial and CAN communication ports, and the related Modbus® TCP/IP and CANopen protocols also make this platform ideal for functioning as part of an overall plant distributed control system (DCS) or as a standalone controller. Four Ethernet ports and four CAN ports allow for the network flexibility and redundancy necessary for today's critical control system architectures.




Atlas-II TM Control Platform

Woodward?s Atlas-II? control is designed to integrate into the modern plant architecture through the use of Ethernet and fieldbus communication protocols which allow network flexibility and redundancy necessary for today's communication architectures. With a proven real-time operating system and dedicated inputs and outputs, the Atlas-II provides reliable and deterministic performance for key prime mover control functionality. Additional control functionality can be added through the use of GAP or Ladder Logic programming structures and additional distributed I/O.



AtlasPC TM Control System

The Woodward AtlasPC? control system is a new generation of turbine and engine control that provides the power of PC technology in a rugged and deterministic system. The flexible and powerful software tools and exceptional computational power make the AtlasPC control an ideal solution for controlling a variety of Prime Movers: ? Industrial Gas Turbines (large and small) ? Aero-derivative Gas Turbines ? Gas and Diesel Engines ? Steam Turbines ? Hydro Turbines.



AtlasSC TM Control

The Woodward AtlasSC? control is a powerful and rugged industrial control with embedded microprocessor technology and dedicated I/O for real time control of engines and turbines. At the heart of the small and powerful AtlasSC? platform is an industrial processor with Real Time Operating System (RTOS). The AtlasSC? platform utilizes the industry-standard PC/104 bus structure to leverage "PC Economics," resulting in lower costs and greater feature flexibility.



GTC190

The Woodward GTC190 control system is a new generation of turbine control that provides the power of PC technology in a rugged and deterministic system. The flexible and powerful software tools and exceptional computational power make the GTC190 control an ideal solution for controlling a single-shaft large industrial gas turbine. Typical large industrial gas turbine control loops (speed, load, EGT, etc.) come standard within the core system. Both single and dual fuel capabilities are available with the GTC190.



GTC250

The Woodward GTC250 control is an industrial platform that offers robust, low-cost control for a wide variety of aero-derivative gas turbine applications. Most importantly, this control is designed to be a true "network based platform" that interfaces seamlessly with a wide variety of modern communication and field bus architectures. The GTC250 couples state-of-the-art PC technology with a proven real time operating system to provide reliable and deterministic performance that is required for recursion-rate sensitive applications.



MicroNet TM and MicroNet TM Plus Controllers

The Woodward MicroNet? and MicroNet? Plus Controllers are state-of-the-art, programmable, digital controllers which can be programmed to control any prime mover and its associated processes, as well as system sequencing, high speed system monitoring, surge control, vibration monitoring and station control. The digital control is available in simplex and triple modular redundant (TMR) configurations. It is the next-generation MicroNet, with flexibility that allows it to be configured with one or two CPUs; one or two power supplies; and simplex, duplex, or triplex I/O modules.



Woodward Software Tools

The many decades of Woodward experience with controlling engines and turbines, has been translated into a sophisticated suite of software tools specially tailored to prime mover applications.

  • GAP??Graphical Application Programmer is an IEC 1131-3 graphical programming environment with function blocks that are specialized for turbine and engine control applications.
  • Real Time Operating System (RTOS)?Provides the software architecture to meet the real-time requirements of the most complex turbine control problems.
  • NetSim??GAP can be compiled directly for PC Simulation with NetSim against engine models in ACSL, MATRIXx, Simulink or Matlab.
  • Service Tools?A range of options from on control displays for local control and service, debug, and configuration functions, to PC based windows software programs for advanced troubleshooting and maintenance (both locally and remotely).

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