Known as ‘GE Virtual Test Cell Witness’ this remote monitoring system means that customers may view their engine tests from anywhere in the world, saving the time of attending on-site engine testing at a GE test facility. The system is now available for the LM6000 product line, and will be commercially available for the LM2500 soon.

Each test cell sends turbine data via a PC to the test facility’s control system; the data is sent over the GE network to a dedicated server at the company┬╣s live data centre in Albany, New York. Using passwords specific to each turbine test customers can remotely view live operating data from a designated web site. An automatic email is sent to customers to notify them of the scheduled test. Customers can view all aspects of the test – the same data available had the customer been physically present.