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Combustion Dynamics Monitoring

In recent years, environmental regulations have forced power generation plants to lower NOx emissions by burning a leaner flame in the combustor. As a result, many sites have experienced combustor pulsations that amplify as they move through the turbine. This pressure amplification produces significant vibration that can damage the turbine package.

In order to avoid or minimize the amount of damage to the turbine and peripheral components, it is essential to quickly detect the presence of these combustor pulsations and to alter the combustion process such as changing fuel splits.

AS-250 SpectralMon™ and AS-330 CombustorGuard™ protect your turbine from damage caused by combustion dynamics or pulsations.

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Benefits

  • Early detection of combustor pulsations
  • Reduce the severity of combustor pulsations
  • Informing the DCS and operator of combustor events
  • Track and correlate the history of pulsation events
  • Simultaneously monitoring of all combustors
  • Store dynamic pressure data of events for post-processing

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