Fast Start Upgrade

The Fast Start upgrade includes software and hardware modifications to enable the LM6000 to reach full load in 5, 8, or 10 minutes – at the user’s option. NOx water injection is enabled at synchronous idle speed and full SPRINT power requires an additional 30 to 45 seconds.

  • Flexibility

What Can Upgrading Do for You?

  • Reduced start up times help meet peak turbine demands.
  • Fast start schedules are offered for three configurations:
    • 8 and 10 minutes start – no life impact
    • 5 minutes start – possible life impact depending on a turbine assessment of installed parts

How we get you there

  • LM6000 PC, PD, PF, PG, and PH units have the unique ability to reach full power (simple cycle) from a cold start within 10 minutes.
  • The current start sequence is modified to reduce overall start-up time, depending on the turbine type.
  • Changes to the sequencing software, along with possible HMI and core software changes.
  • Modification of the fuel system to comply with current NFPA codes and GE Position Paper PP07.
  • Purge time may change based on exhaust configuration (HRSG SCR, COR, etc.).
  • The fuel shutoff may need to be upgraded to comply with the latest NFPA 85 requirements.
  • A leak check system must be added to ensure no fuel has entered turbine gas path while shutdown – this allows the controls to start engine without first purging the turbine gas path.

Applicable Turbine Models

  • LM6000