The MatrikonOPC Server provides data connectivity for the GE Mark V and Mark VI turbine controllers. The OPC server communicates with the controllers using the GE Drive System (GEDS) Standard Messages, commonly referred to as the GSM protocol.
The GE SPEEDTRONIC Mark V or Mark VI turbine control is an integrated control, protection and monitoring system for generator and mechanical driver applications of gas and steam turbines. It is also a platform for integrating power island and balance-of-plant controls. The system is comprised of the HMI (GE CIMPLICITY), gas/steam turbine controller, and the gas/steam turbine controller. Often integrated with these core components are a variety of peripheral devices and software, such as, historians, engineering work stations, HRSG controllers, LCI static starters, and many other devices.
The MatrikonOPC Server for Mark V and Mark VI will connect to unlimited points, unlike other OPC servers available that have a 500 point limit. This means that data will not be lost when operators switch HMI views, as an example.
While the Mark V and Mark VI also support a Modbus connection, Modbus does not provide timestamps, and hence determining the proper sequence of events is typically impractical using Modbus. However, Matrikon's OPC Server for the GE Mark V and Mark VI provides access to both the real-time data (with millisecond accuracy), as well as SOE (Sequence of Events) data from the turbine controllers, using the timestamps from the controller.
The MatrikonOPC Server for GE Mark V and Mark VI includes support for:
Real-time process data (with millisecond time accuracy)
Timestamps taken directly from the controller
SOE (Sequence of events data)
Connectivity to multiple Mark V/VI controllers simultaneously
Can reside on the same PC as CIMPLICITY, and also reside on a remote PC
Enables TCI (Turbine Control Interface) Tools to work alongside
Support is included for the Mark V LM