Development of Integrated Start-up and Excitation System for Gas Turbine Synchronous Generator

가스터빈 동기기 통합형 기동 및 여자시스템 개발

  • Ryu, Hoseon (Korea Electric Power Company Research Institute) ;
  • Cha, Hanju (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2014.07.28
  • Accepted : 2014.08.21
  • Published : 2014.09.01


Power conversion systems used in large gas turbine power plant can be divided into two main part. Because of the initial start-up characteristic of the gas turbine combustor, the gas turbine must be accelerated by starting device(LCI : Load Commutated Inverter) up to 10%~20% of rated speed to ignite it. In addition, the ECS(Excitation Control system) is used to control the rotor field current and reactive power in grid-connected synchronous generator. These two large power conversion systems are located in the same space(container) because of coordination control. Recently, many manufactures develop high speed controller based on function block available in the LCI and ECS with the newest power semiconductor. We also developed high speed controller based on function block to be using these two system and it meets the international standard IEC61131 as using real-time OS(VxWorks) and ISaGRAF. In order to install easily these systems at power plant, main controller, special module and IO module are used with high speed communication line other than electric wire line. Before initial product is installed on the site, prototype is produced and tests are conducted for it. The performance results of Integrated controller and application program(SFC, ECS) were described in this paper. The test results will be considered as the important resources for the application in future.


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