Overview

Helping you meet today’s challenges

Uncertain fuel costs. Fluctuating conditions. Emerging renewables. Fast-changing environmental regulations. With so many things out of your control these days, it just makes good economic sense to get a firmer grip on those things you can control. That’s where GE’s OpFlex advanced control solutions come in. 

This suite of advanced technologies gives you unprecedented control over your power plant—from start-up to balancing to turndown. GE's OpFlex solutions have been implemented on more than 1000 gas turbines globally.

It’s an intelligent way to better manage start time, responsiveness, load flexibility, turndown, fuel flexibility, and everything else that can impact your ability to reduce costs and increase revenue. With OpFlex solutions, it’s all about giving you more control to respond in real time to real challenges.

Choose the solution suite you’d like to learn more about:

Solutions

Choose the OpFlex solution package you’d like to explore:

Start Agility

Increase efficiency and compress start time with OpFlex Start Agility solutions. Target and improve plant startup processes to capture new revenue and cost savings opportunities.

  • Respond to demand quickly and more reliably
  • Reduce startup fuel costs and emissions
  • Reduce startup duration and variation
  • Reduce parts wear and tear

Want to discover how you could reach 100% load in as few as 10 minutes? Get a closer look at our Start Agility portfolio.

Combustion Versatility

Maintain availability during changes in fuel composition, weather, and grid frequency with OpFlex Combustion Versatility solutions. React swiftly to dynamic conditions for improved reliability.

  • Avoid manual combustion tuning
  • Maintain emissions compliance
  • Increase fuel flexibility and responsiveness
  • Respond to rapid grid frequency and load changes

Looking to accommodate fuel Wobbe changes up to +/-20%? Take a look at our complete range of Combustion Versatility solutions.

Load Flexibility

Increase efficiency and expand the load range and ramp rate of your plant with OpFlex Load Flexibility solutions. Operate at higher maximum and extended minimum loads, using less fuel and with lower emissions.

  • Increase peak output and efficiency
  • Improve efficiency at partial loads
  • Extend turndown to lower loads
  • Respond quickly to load change requests

Interested in increasing efficiency up to 1.5% and extending turndown up to 10%? Browse our range of Load Flexibility solutions.

System Reliability

Keep your plant online and operating at expected levels with OpFlex System Reliability solutions. Enhanced diagnostics, trip prevention, and liquid fuel capabilities maintain reliability and performance. 

  • Slow performance degradation
  • Recover lost performance
  • Extend availability of assets
  • Reduce alarms and system trips
  • Reduce downtime for trip recovery

Interested in reducing the probability of system trips by up to 11%? Explore the OpFlex System Reliability portfolio.

Features and benefits

Helping you meet your operational flexibility needs

What if you could immediately improve the value of your plant’s newly installed units, or boost the performance of your existing hardware without performing a major outage? The OpFlex suite of advanced controls enhances performance, insight, and control of new or existing assets so you can respond quickly and confidently to new opportunities and changing demand.

OpFlex solution customer benefits

  • Reduce fuel consumption to lower operating costs at part-load conditions.
  • Extend turndown while maintaining emissions compliance to improve availability.
  • Increase output to capture new revenue opportunities.
  • Expand fuel flexibility and responsiveness to improve system reliability.
  • Decrease start time and fuel costs to economically respond to cyclical power demands.
  • Shorten outages and increase availability through an intelligent control system.

We’ll work with you to:

  • Create a customized solution that works for your plant today and positions you for whatever comes next. 
  • Install quickly so you realize benefits immediately, with minimal hardware changes that mean no extended outage. 
  • Provide detailed insights and more precise control over your assets, giving you the edge in challenging situations. 
  • Free up your team to focus on higher-value tasks and reduce operator error by automating processes.
  • Install OpFlex software in combination with hardware upgrades like Advanced Gas Path (AGP) technology or Flange-to-Flange replacement to enhance performance and return on investment.