To date, condition monitors have been generally implemented as add-on systems to industrial gas turbine installations. This paper describes the combining of the condition monitor with the gas turbine control into a highly integrated unit. Because of the reduced number of components involved, this provides a more robust system. System wiring is simplified, eliminating the need for duplicate wiring harnesses. In addition, a combined system simplifies operator interface and reduces the number of tasks the operator is required to perform.

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