Control Solutions

Control Systems

We have developed a new control system platform, based on the latest Woodward control system solutions. The platform is customized for usage on LM and DR990 Gas Turbines. The design provides our customers with modern, state of the art control system solutions, based on the latest technology and Vicosol enhanced functionality.

HW Capability

Our team has the knowledge to do work on and provide support for several HW platforms.

  • All Woodward control system platforms (Netcon5000, Atlas, Micronet, Flex500, Micronet+)
  • Woodward gas fuel and liquid fuel metering valves, including drivers
  • Misc F&G systems such as:
    • Triconex
    • Quantum
    • HIMatrix
  • Vibration
    • Bently Nevada
    • Vibrometer
  • Siemens PLCs (S7)
  • Allen Bradley PLCs
  • DC Power systems
  • BRUSH AVRs
  • All Mark/Speedtronic and Fanuc system platforms

HW Capability

Our team has the knowledge to do work on and provide support for several HW platforms.

  • All Woodward control system platforms (Netcon5000, Atlas, Micronet, Flex500, Micronet+)
  • Woodward gas fuel and liquid fuel metering valves, including drivers
  • Misc F&G systems such as:
    • Triconex
    • Quantum
    • HIMatrix
  • Vibration
    • Bently Nevada
    • Vibrometer
  • Siemens PLCs (S7)
  • Allen Bradley PLCs
  • DC Power systems
  • BRUSH AVRs
  • All Mark/Speedtronic and Fanuc system platforms

SW Solution Capability

We have experience with integration and maintenance of following features embedded in the controller, dependent on customer preference:

  • Unit start and stop sequences
  • Auxiliary systems control; lube oil system, ventilation system, balance of plant (BOP), etc.
  • Alarm handling
  • Turbine and fuel control
  • Compressor anti-surge control
  • Compressor load-share control
  • Generator load-share control
  • Vibration System Monitoring, seamless interaction with Vibration Controller
  • Fire & Gas System Monitoring, seamless interaction with F&G Controller
  • Power System Monitoring
  • DCS/SAS interface

Enhanced Functions

Historically the control system only provided “Real time data”, but with the latest growth of the controller CPU horsepower, we are now able to produce compared baseline data on the local controller much like a “digital twin”.

We are developing several enhanced functions together with our partner GT Performance. The keystone to the enhanced monitoring is embedded smart modules that can be implemented directly in the Woodward control system, where a module is one to one with controller logic and visualized in the HMI system. The benefit of having the algorithms on a local level is that the models can run on real time unfiltered data, producing higher accuracy as well as more information at the user level rather than the typical externally in a 3rd party system.

Our goal is to provide the customer with a simpler to use, smarter control system/HMI. This will in turn contribute to increased reliability and availability, increased available power output and higher HPC efficiency. Ultimately this leads to a significant plant operating cost reduction.

Enhanced Functions

Historically the control system only provided “Real time data”, but with the latest growth of the controller CPU horsepower, we are now able to produce compared baseline data on the local controller much like a “digital twin”.

We are developing several enhanced functions together with our partner GT Performance. The keystone to the enhanced monitoring is embedded smart modules that can be implemented directly in the Woodward control system, where a module is one to one with controller logic and visualized in the HMI system. The benefit of having the algorithms on a local level is that the models can run on real time unfiltered data, producing higher accuracy as well as more information at the user level rather than the typical externally in a 3rd party system.

Our goal is to provide the customer with a simpler to use, smarter control system/HMI. This will in turn contribute to increased reliability and availability, increased available power output and higher HPC efficiency. Ultimately this leads to a significant plant operating cost reduction.

SW Tools Capability

Our team has the knowledge to work on the following SW tools and platforms:

  • Woodward GAP (GAP2, GAP3, GAP4, Simulation Tool NetSim)
  • Troubleshooting software (AppManager, Control Assistant, NetSim)
  • Citect SCADA HMI
  • Vibration System Applications
  • Safety/F&G System Applications
  • DCS system (ABB, Honeywell, Siemens, Kongsberg Maritim)
  • Mark/Speedtronic III to IVe toolbox

* Vicosol has been an approved Citect integrator partner since January 2019 and have developed our own fully integrated HMI solution on Citect SCADA.

SW Tools Capability

Our team has the knowledge to work on the following SW tools and platforms:

  • Woodward GAP (GAP2, GAP3, GAP4, Simulation Tool NetSim)
  • Troubleshooting software (AppManager, Control Assistant, NetSim)
  • Citect SCADA HMI
  • Vibration System Applications
  • Safety/F&G System Applications
  • DCS system (ABB, Honeywell, Siemens, Kongsberg Maritim)
  • Mark/Speedtronic III to IVe toolbox

* Vicosol has been an approved Citect integrator partner since January 2019 and have developed our own fully integrated HMI solution on Citect SCADA.

HMI Solutions

We have developed our own HMI solution, based on the well-known Citect SCADA platform. We see the need for a smarter, more modern and more user-friendly HMI solution that can fully utilize the enhanced data horsepower that lies in the CPU’s of today. Our HMI solutions can accommodate and process a much higher stream of information and data. Not only to and from a controller, but also to remote support centers.

We believe our specialized solutions with focus on user friendliness and enhanced functions are some of the best solutions today. They meet and surpass the user’s requirements and expectations for more remote functionalities. Our HMI solution have several built-in functionalities. By fully utilizing these functions we have developed several enhanced monitoring concepts, based on our extensive experience and specific customer requests.

See examples from HMI Screens below.

HMI Solutions

We have developed our own HMI solution, based on the well-known Citect SCADA platform. We see the need for a smarter, more modern and more user-friendly HMI solution that can fully utilize the enhanced data horsepower that lies in the CPU’s of today. Our HMI solutions can accommodate and process a much higher stream of information and data. Not only to and from a controller, but also to remote support centers.

We believe our specialized solutions with focus on user friendliness and enhanced functions are some of the best solutions today. They meet and surpass the user’s requirements and expectations for more remote functionalities. Our HMI solution have several built-in functionalities. By fully utilizing these functions we have developed several enhanced monitoring concepts, based on our extensive experience and specific customer requests.

See examples from HMI Screens below.