Starting for heavy-duty gas turbines

GE’s LS2100e Static Starter is a load-commutated inverter (LCI) available in four power ratings: 8.5, 11, 14, and 22 MVA, matching the starting requirements of the largest gas turbine in the world.

Part of the family

As a member of the GE Mark* VIe Controls Technology family, the LS2100e communicates peer-to-peer on the Mark VIe UDH network to reduce field wiring and to improve data coordination between the starter, EX2100e exciter, and Mark VIe turbine controller.

ControlST* is the common configuration tool for the GE Mark VIe controller family including LS2100e static starter. GE’s HMI systems utilize common operator stations and engineer workstations to simplify plant operations and maintenance.

To save capital costs, GE’s static starter can be configured to start more than one turbine. This provides starting flexibility and choices between starting redundancy and cost savings. The LS2100e can be applied as part of a new unit gas turbine installation, as a replacement of any vintage GE static starter or as a controls migration (digital front end) for the Innovation Series Control and LS2100 LCIs

Key benefits

  • Lower cost and minimal space requirement than other starting means for large gas turbines
  • Ability to generate sufficient current for high-acceleration torque requirements
  • Common ControlST* software suite supports a wide range of starting profiles to improve ease of operation and maintenance
  • Low mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) with detailed system diagnostics and an easy to repair design
  • Higher power, multi start capability enabled through an integrated liquid cooling system
  • Full system and digital front end (DFE) options to serve all starter modernization needs
  • Controls are part of GE’s Mark VIe family with improved lifecycle management capabilities
  • Improved sequencing control in cross-over applications
  • Improved cooling system, sequencing, and power converter status annunciation

Configuration options include:

  • A static starter for each gas turbine
  • A static starter for multiple gas turbines (up to four)
  • Two static starters cross-linked to multiple gas turbines (up to eight)

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