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Performance Monitor (Efficiency Map, EMAP7) Operation Checklist



Efficiency Map Operation Checklist



Verify that the Efficiency Map software has been installed on an HMI Server. Typically, EMAP is installed only on one Remote HMI server. Verify that the C:\EMAP7 directory exists. This directory contains the GE Enter calculation software and EMapView software (for viewing EMAP results).

NOTE: The EMap software supplied by GE Turbine Controls / GE Enter only calculates valid results for simple cycle applications at BASE LOAD (no part load calcs).



Verify that the Efficiency Map Unit Data files have been installed on the system. There should be an Emap folder (and subfolders) in each F:\Unitn directory for each of the gas turbines that have EMAP.

NOTE: the Emap folders are custom for each Unit, and can not be copied from Unit to Unit.



Check that an EMAPRUN.DAT file is present in each F:\UNITn\EMAP directory.

The EMAPRUN.dat file for each Unit is used to specify the correct names and scaling for all points and options used at this particular site. The control point names to be checked are listed after the = sign in the file. If particular options are not used (e.g. Oilfuel, NOX, Power Augmentation); then, disable the corresponding points by placing a semicolon at the beginning of the line. Note that the standard point names are shown in the file, but the names used at site may have been modified. EMAP software uses the point names from this file and from UNITDAT.DAT and UNIT_EGD.DAT to retrieve the points from TCI and run the calculations.

Note: Points identified in emaprun.dat must be present in UNITDAT.DAT (Mark V) or UNIT_EGD.DAT (Mark VI). If points are missing in the control software, then the missing points must be added to the system software using the appropriate tools.



For the Mark VI Control, check that the UNIT_EGD.DAT file is present in each F:\UNITn\ directory. This file is automatically created each time the HMI Device is built. If this is an older system without the HMI Device, then the UNIT_EGD.DAT file must be created manually from the corresponding .m6b file for each Unit. Check that the latest .m6b file for each unit is present in the corresponding C:\Site\Unitn directories. On newer systems, the ‘master’ .m6b file for each Unit is typically only in the C:\Master\Unitn directory, and must be copied to the C:\Site\Unitn directory. Open a command prompt, and change to the F:\ directory. Type UNIT_EGD to see a list of possible command line switches. Since the ‘master’ Unit .m6b file is now present in the Unit directory, then enter the command UNIT_EGD F:\Unit1. This will read a single existing .m6b file in the Unit1 directory, and generate the UNIT_EGD.DAT file needed by EMAP7. Any errors processing the file will be reported. Repeat for each of the remaining Unit directories. Check to insure that the UNIT_EGD.DAT file exists in each Unitn directory.



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Stop and restart TCI to enable any EMAPRUN.DAT changes. This also starts the EMAP




After TCI and the HMI project are running, perform the following tasks to insure that EMAP is operating correctly:

a. From Windows NT Task Manager, check that the process EMAPRUN.EXE is running. If not, then check location / name of emaprun.dat. This file must be named emaprun.dat, and reside in the F:\Unitn\Emap directory.

b. Check the log file, G:\LOG\EMAPRUN.LOG. Review and correct any reported errors. Errors are normally due to missing/incorrect point names in emaprun.dat (see Steps 3-5)

NOTE: the EMAPRUN.LOG file will only be present if EMAPRUN.EXE is running, and there are errors in the emap configuration.

c. Check the F:\UNITn\EMAP\DATA\ASCII\IN.CSV File. This file should be updated every ten minutes with data from the turbine control. The file should display values for each field for the points defined in EMAPRUN.DAT.



This completes basic EMAP operation from the GE side. The TCI software will run EMAP every 10 minutes, and produce the in.csv file mentioned in Step 6. TCI then triggers the GE Enter Emap software to run the performance calculations, using the current values from in.csv. Windows Task Manager will show the EMAP.EXE process running for about 10 seconds during this time. The results of the calculations will be placed in the F:\UNITn\EMAP\DATA\ASCII\OUT.CSV file. This file is used by the EmapView Software to display the results.

NOTE: The Emap software supplied by GE Turbine Controls only calculates valid results for simple cycle applications at BASE LOAD (no part load calcs).

If both the In.csv and Out.csv files are being produced every 10 minutes, but valid results are not being displayed, then GE Enter may need to verify the performance model parameters. For GE Enter to support field problems, the engineer will need to zip up the entire F:\Unitn\Emap\Data\Ascii directory, and have it available for assistance with operation problems. A PAC case should be entered to initiate support for any problems.



After configuring the EMAP files and loading them on the HMI, Start menu picks may need to be created for viewing the performance results with EmapView. The Start menu can be updated automatically by going to Start | Run and entering UICON; or, by selecting Start | Programs | Turbine Control Maintenance | Rebuild Start Menu. This will update the Start menu with the new EMAP shortcuts. The EMAP results can now be displayed with EmapView software by selecting:

Start | Programs | Turbine Control Maintenance | Unit Tn | EfficiencyMAP Results



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Normally, a pushbutton for running EMapView is also configured on the CIMPLICITY Screens for the system. Note that EmapView can only be run on the HMI Server with EMAP installed. Create the pushbutton with an ‘execute command’ action with the following command line (replace Unitn with correct Unit number):

C:\EMAP7\emapview.exe F:\UNITn\EMAP EMAP

Note: A pre-configured button should be present on the Startup screen or Frame. The button’s visibility property is set at screen open, and the current Unit number will be selected using the value of the ‘unit’ variable when the button is clicked. As a result, this button can be placed on a screen used on all units, but will only be visible on an HMI server with Emap7 installed




previous step created the EmapView menu picks for the Administrator and Maint

accounts. If required, access to EMapView from the Oper account can be enabled with the following steps (you must be logged in as administrator to perform these steps):


Copy the ‘EfficiencyMAP Results’ shortcut from

C:\WINNT\Profiles\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Turbine Control Maintenance\Unit G1\


C:\WINNT\Profiles\Oper\Start Menu\Programs\


Rename the new shortcut to ‘EfficiencyMAP Results Unit 1’


Repeat for any additional Units (changing shortcut name and target to the proper Unit number). Note that there will be a shortcut for each Unit in the ‘Programs’ directory for the Oper account.


addition to creating the shortcuts, the Users group (Oper is part of Users) must be

given permission to access the EMAP files. This can be accomplished with the following steps:

a. From Explorer, select the F:\Unit1\Emap directory. Right Click on the folder and select properties. Select the Security tab, then Permissions. A Directory Permissions dialog box will open.

b. Click Add, and an Add Users and Groups dialog box will open. Scroll and select the ‘Users’ group in the upper window. Click the Add button so that Users is shown in the lower window.

c. Select ‘Change’ in the Type of Access drop down box at the bottom of the page.

d. Click OK, and Users will be added to the Directory permissions window. Make sure both checkboxes are checked to replace permissions on subdirectories and on existing files.

e. Click OK, and another box will ask if you want to replace security permissions on all subdirectories. Select Yes.

Repeat steps a-e for the EMAP directory in each of the remaining Units.



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The default report names for each unit may need to be modified to reflect the site unit names. GE Enter has pre-configured all reports assuming that the unit names start at 1 and are continuous through unit n. The pre-configured names for the unit 1 reports, for example, are:

T1 Gas Turbine Status T1 GT Performance Report T1 GT Sensor Report

The names should be modified to reflect the actual unit name used at site. If GE Enter has set up 3 units for a particular site then they will be called T1, T2, and T3. If the actual units are called 2, 3, and 4, then the report for unit 1 should be changed to unit 4, or:

T4 Gas Turbine Status T4 GT Performance Report T4 GT Sensor Report

After the HMI is configured and TCI is running, perform the following steps to change the report names:

a. Start Up EmapView.

Start | Programs | Turbine Control Maintenance | Unit nn | EfficiencyMap Results

b. Select (click) the report name shown on the left side of the screen so that it is highlighted. Click once again to get the text cursor, then, modify the report name. Note that this is the only way to edit the name – there is not a pick on the right click menu, or in the file menu. Repeat for each report.



T1 Sensor Report T4 Sensor Report




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The thermodynamic models for the turbines for EMAP7 are all designed with GT in the point default description. As a result, all the default EmapView results display with GT in the point names. This can be changed in a manner similar to the report names.

After the HMI is configured and TCI is running, perform the following steps to change the point names:

a. Start Up EmapView.

Start | Programs | Turbine Control Maintenance | Unit nn | EfficiencyMap Results

b. Double Click the report name shown on the left side of the screen. The report should open in the right window.

c. Click on the variable name to be changed so that it is highlighted.

d. Right Click on the variable name and select

Edit Units and Descriptions

or, on the menu select

Edit | Edit Units and Descriptions (at the bottom)

e. A box will open, where the ‘Display Description’ can be changed. Click OK once the changes are complete. Repeat for each variable in each report






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