Controls Upgrades

If your Solar® gas turbine has an older control system, you can upgrade it to the latest programmable logic controller (PLC)-based technology through Solar's controls retrofit program. A state-of-the-art microprocessor-based control retrofit system is available from Solar that can be used to replace your relay-type control systems. Offered as part of our on-going improvement programs, Solar's retrofit Turbotronic™ control system offers improved reliability, enhanced operational flexibility, user-friendly interface and expanded communication capabilities that allow for remote control and system management.

Due to its flexibility, we are able to provide Turbotronic controls for:

  • Turbomachinery package
  • Complete station
  • Gas compressor surge
  • Fully integrated vibration and condition monitoring system

Vibration monitoring allows you to minimize equipment downtime and maintenance costs through early detection and correction of potential malfunctions, while condition monitoring allows easy evaluation of the "health" of your equipment.

The Complete Solution

As the most experienced Original Equipment Manufacturer in the industrial turbine business, Solar has been designing, producing, installing, and supporting control system upgrades throughout its 40 years of turbomachinery industry leadership. Over time, we have continuously developed and grown our controls capabilities with knowledge, innovation, and experience seamlessly exchanged between new design and our existing fleet of more than 11,000 packages. Our experience indicates that many customers are most satisfied when all of the project details are identified, planned for, and managed from project initiation. Thus, Solar has created for you the "complete solution" control retrofit program to include:

  • Choice of Turbotronic console
  • New interconnect wiring harness
  • Package rewiring
  • Package device upgrades
  • Onsite installation
  • Complete package drawings
  • Operator's guide and parts list

Alone or as part of a larger scope project, Solar carefully tailors controls upgrades to meet customer-specific requirements. With an extensive range of options and custom features, your new Turbotronic system will provide you with many benefits, including:

  • Integrated controls in the PLC
  • Remote network / dial-up display and control
  • Intelligent design automation (IDA)
  • Master station controller
  • Stop action playback of historical databases
  • Anti-surge and process control
  • Enhanced communications capabilities

For more information about Solar's Controls Retrofit, contact Solar's field office nearest you.