Martinez Refining Company is an oil and energy company based in Martinez, California. In 2020, the company performed a GTG turnaround, which included a GE Frame 6B, operated/controlled using the GE Mark V control platform (circa 1995).
GTC Control Solutions (GTC), formerly known as Gas Turbine Controls, is a performance-tested controls pioneer, specialising in supplying spares, repairs and services to extend the operational life of ABB, Alstom, Bently Nevada, Emerson, General Electric (GE), Honeywell, Rolls Entronic, Siemens, Triconex, Westinghouse and Woodward control systems.
GTC can upgrade your technology to a more recent legacy system for a fraction of the cost of a new system from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Gas, steam and wind turbine components
GTC maintains the world’s largest stock of spares for excitation circuit boards and components used on gas, steam and wind turbines.
GTC Control Solutions
Our multimillion-dollar inventory for GE includes MKI, MKII, MKIII, MKIV, MKV, MKVI, MKVIe, Alterrex, Generrex, EX2000, EX2100, LCI Drive, and Digital Generator Protection (DGP) System, and more.
Inventory beyond GE includes ABB’s Procontrol, Turbotrol, Eagatrol, Bailey Net 90, Infi 90 and BBC Decontic, Alstom’s ALSPA P320, Controcad, Controbloc and TGC, Bently Nevada’s 3300 and 3500, Emerson’s Ovation, Honeywell’s TDC 2000 and TDC 3000, Rolls Entronic’s FT-50, FT-100 and FT-110, Siemens’ SIMATIC and S5/S7, Triconex’s Tricon, Westinghouse’s WEStation and WDPF, and Woodward’s 505/505E, NetCon, and MicroNet.
Power plant testing and repair solutions
In addition to performing functional tests on a number of circuit boards with fully energised panels, we have a state-of-the-art repair facility to ensure all work is performed in a clean and controlled environment.
Some plants have a limited lifespan, which is not economically viable. The repair and remanufacturing solutions that GTC provides not only cuts operational costs but also enables clients to reduce waste.
Our Test & Certification and Repair Services are available for many of the product lines we support and include a detailed Technical Report and Warranty Certificate with an unmatched certification period of up to six years.
Power plant field services and training courses
Our Field Services include health checks for turbine control panels, excitation and LCI, troubleshooting and outage support, TIL review and implementation, HMI or <I> replacement-in-kind, EEPROM backup service, and NERC compliance.
We also offer a variety of training courses carried out by knowledgeable instructors and practicing field engineers. You have the option of predefined seminars or fully customised classes to suit your specific requirements.
Seminars include MKIV, MKV, MKVI and MKVIe engineers and technicians. Courses include MKIV, MKV, MKVI and MKVIe engineers, technicians and operators, on-the-job-training (OJT) and excitation and LCI.
OEM upgrades for power plants
If you require an OEM upgrade, GTC can help you cover the cost by acquiring your pull-out system and spares inventory.
For example, if you own any faulty MKVIe I/O packs (Version H1A) or Controllers (Version UCSA), GTC can buy them or prove credit for any future purchases.
GTC takes the lead in new technologies, we research new resources and apply them in new ways to solve problems. We worry about the controls so you don’t have to.
As the performance-tested controls pioneer, we promise to deliver unrivalled value powered by industrial-strength service.
Our field services include healthy checks for turbine control panels, excitation and LCI, troubleshooting and outage support, TIL review and implementation, HMI or replacement-in-kind, EEPROM backup service, and NERC compliance.
GTC is a premier replacement parts technology supplier.
GTC is expanding into GE Wind and GE Industrial from our already established products of GE Turbine Control, Woodward and Bently Nevada to Siemens, Rolls Entronic, Honeywell and Fanuc.
GTC has announced it will start offering services for ABB, Alstom, Bently Nevada, Emerson, Honeywell, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Triconex, Westinghouse and Woodward.
GTC’s has released new HMI & I-Dos replacement-in-kind products and services.
Gas Turbine Controls extends the life of legacy controls and provides parts and services for General Electric (GE) and excitation applications.
GTC has recently exhibited at the Electrify Europe Conference.
Old TCPS has one of the highest rates of failure compared to any card of its type in the industry.
Gas Turbine Controls (GTC) has introduced its LCD Thin Film Transistor (TFT), which will replace the outdated CRT of Speedtronic Mark IV.
Gas Turbine Controls (GTC) has revealed its new and improved website, which features an updated look that showcases its revitalised and growing brand identity.
Gas Turbine Controls (GTC) will be demonstrating its solutions at this years Power-Gen International.
Gas Turbine Controls (GTC) has extended its range of products and services, growing beyond its GE Speedtronic expertise.
GTC will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Middle East 2014,Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The company can be found at booth F10.
GTC will be exhibiting at this year's Power-Gen Asia 2014, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Gas Turbine Controls exhibited at Power-Gen Europe 2014 in Cologne, Germany, which was held from 3 to 5 June.
GTC field service for Speedtronic products covers both GE Frame and LM turbines for troubleshooting, commissioning, control upgrades, and software upgrades.
The exhibition was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel from November 26th to the 27th. GTC would like to thank those who attended and visited our booth and we look forward to providing you with service to meet your needs.
GTC Services has released a free whitepaper on Mark Vi and Mark VIe turbine control systems.
Gas Turbine Controls is focused on establishing, maintaining and updating internal processes and controls to provide products of the highest quality and which meet or exceed our customers' expectations. We continue to strive for continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.
GTC is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Brazil in Sao Paulo from 24-26 September.
GTC can keep you operating for as long as you want. GTC maintains the world's largest inventory of OEM spare parts for GE turbine controls and excitation systems, and can provide expedited delivery when needed to minimise downtime.
Gas Turbine Controls Corporation has invested in modern test and repair facilities to ensure that all work is carried out in a clean and controlled environment.
Gas Turbine Controls Corp will be exhibiting at at Power-Gen Europe trade show in Vienna, Austriam from the 4-6 June.
After a rigorous approval process, that included comprehensive inspections at the GTC's testing facility by Japanese operator TEPCO (Japan's largest electric utility), GTC has passed all requirements to become the first approved suppler, other than GE to TEPCO, for the supply of Speedtronic replacement parts.
GTC maintains the world's largest stock of GE Speedtronic Spares, circuit boards and components for the Gas Turbine and Steam Turbine industries, as well as for the Drive Systems in the steel, aluminium and paper industries.
GTC has an extensive range of Westinghouse cards for Ovation controls systems, the WDPF (classic) and Westation (aka WDPF II).
Check out GTC's Speedtronic forum for helpful tips from community experts.
GTC now offers operators a Health Check for their MkV system. This procedure involves a trained GTC Speedtronic engineer visiting your site and performing a set of tests to fully examine your MkV system.
Contact inputs on GE Speedtronic DS200DTBA boards send +63/-63 DCV to the switched device in the field. If the switch in the device is closed, current flows through the field device and the DTBA card will then annunciate logic 1 for the point, e.g. L33CB1O.
The Mk5 is supplied with plus 63 volts and minus 63 volts from the battery. This is a floating supply centered by a resistor in the PD core. This system means the installation is safer as there should only ever be 63 volts DC to earth.
Gas Turbine Controls is pleased to announce an upcoming Speedtronic MkIV training seminar at our facility in New York.
The recent Power-Gen Europe 2011 event at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy, was a huge success, with almost 15,000 attendees - the highest attendance rate to date. Along with 600 other companies exhibiting at the show, Gas Turbine Controls Corp and GTC Services experienced wide interest particula