HOUSTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has been awarded a $5.5M contract by one of the largest Southeast US power providers. The award consists of multiple ECOMAX ® combustion tuning systems and combustion dynamics monitoring systems (CDMS) for a 7FA fleet of gas turbines. This automated tuning technology was installed at two sites in 2013, with the remaining three sites scheduled for 2014.
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 thereby enables the customer to maximize turbine output without increasing emissions and while remaining compliant under NERC (North American Electric Reliability) regulations.
"ECOMAX technology enables plant operators to set the gas turbine operating parameters, while continuously monitoring and adjusting within the framework of those parameters," said Frank Avery, president of Wood Group GTS - Power Plant Services. "This award is a further endorsement of the value our independent and innovative services bring to operators of 'F' technology gas turbines."The ECOMAX system is part of Wood Group GTS' overall products and services designed to maximize the return on customers' investment in gas turbine technology. Note to Editors Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing about 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses – Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS – providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for clients in the power and oil & gas markets. Worldwide, these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; and repair & overhaul, optimisation and upgrade of gas and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com The ECOMAX gas turbine tuning platform provides an automated, fully customizable solution to achieve customer-determined operational objectives, while continually monitoring and adjusting key combustion control parameters to maintain NOx & CO compliance, flame stability and acceptable combustion dynamics. Watch the video to see how the ECOMAX system automates combustion tuning on large industrial gas turbines. ® ECOMAX is a registered trademark of Wood Group GTS